leftover advocate is your resource for food waste reduction in the special events industry and beyond.


Here you will find articles on how to negotiate first, order smarter, and have a plan with the leftover food from your special events. Our "Well Done" page (coming soon!) will highlight cities and venues that are already embracing the philosophy of "anywhere but the garbage bin" with their leftovers. From time to time, we will also share some great "leftover advocate at home" ideas, as well as guest blogs, interviews and industry news.
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Kerrell McNeal - July 31, 2015
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Most days when I go online to get a snapshot of the world around me, I am disappointed to see it’s mostly paparazzi following reality TV “stars”, political mudslinging, and advertisements. Lately, however, I’ve been so very pleasantly surprised to see the topic of food waste reduction actually trending within the last 30 days! Now, don’t get me wrong, ideally, I wish it was no …

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Mindful Hospitality

Kerrell McNeal - July 31, 2015
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One thing I absolutely love about my profession is building relationships with hoteliers and Convention and Visitors Bureau personnel. Without them, I would be doing business in the 100-mile radius around my home! They are the “boots on the ground” in each locale that help me produce quality conferences around the country, and sometimes beyond! One thing hoteliers and CVB’s love to do is wine …

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The Five Ingredients I Can’t Live Without (Plus My Favorite Supermarket Cheat)

Kerrell McNeal - May 21, 2015
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We do a lot of re-purposing of leftovers in our household. There are just two of us, but we often times cook as though there were 4-6 of us! Ever thought of throwing leftover meatloaf into a soup? We’ve done it! Peach salsa over baked potatoes for dinner? Delicious! But, that doesn’t mean it turns out great every time. There are definitely those days (or …

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Welcome to Leftover Advocate

Kerrell McNeal - May 21, 2015
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I recently visited Fort Whyte Alive, an environmental education and outdoor recreation facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The land that makes up Fort Whyte Alive is actually reclaimed land that was once a cement factory. Now covered with forest, wetlands and prairie grasslands, the center is now an amazing example of re-purposing with a purpose! As we toured the space with a particular eye toward our …

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