More Taste, Less Waste

Quaker is partnering with the James Beard Foundation to inspire people to re-think the power of the oat to help recover foods that often go to waste while discovering new ways to eat more nutritiously every day. 

As part of our More Taste, Less Waste campaign, we are asking culinary profesionals to create recipes that can inspire all of us to re-think the value of oats as a way to add nutrition and taste to our diets while reducing the amount of food we waste each day. 

The oat is one of the world's most nutritious, versatile grains, with more possibilities than people realize to transform the way we eat for the better. 

The James Beard Foundation and Quaker's More Taste, Less Waste recipe contest is seeking culinary professionals to use Quaker's nutritious oats as a foundation for recovering foods that might be wasted and discovering creative ways to get the most nutrition out of every bite we eat. 

  • The first step is to register below from now through September 1, and tell us how nutrition and wellness play a role in your approach to food, how you get creative in the kitchen, and why food waste is an important issue to you. 
  • Thirty (30) chefs will be chosen at random to receive a More Taste, Less Waste ingredient box that includes Quaker Oats and "rescued produce" from Hungry Harvest – a fresh produce delivery service on a mission to fight food waste and hunger – to create their own recipes.
  • The recipes selected by Quaker and the James Beard Foundation will then move forward in the contest and will be featured on jamesbeard.org/moretastelesswaste/vote where consumers will vote for their favorite recipe.
  • Quaker will make a $5,000 donation to the winning chef's US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit food charity of their choice. 

View official rules here for complete details.