Dumpster Dining in Brooklyn

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Dumpster Dining in Brooklyn

Read on to learn about Dumpster dining.

The Salvage Supperclub is the brainchild of Josh Treuhaft, who recently graduated from the School of Visual Arts in the design for social innovation master's program. He has hosted seven Salvage Supperclubs, where he served food past its prime to customers in a cleaned out dumpster.

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In total, Treuhaft's supperclub used up 1.8 pounds of food per person, all of which would have ended up in a landfill.

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Treuhaft teamed up with chef Celia Lam, who worked at the National Dining Institute. Diners are expected to pay $50 for several courses inside the clean dumpster.

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The Salvage Supperclubs don't actually involve Dumpster dining, but they do food past its prime from farms, farmers markets, restaurants and home kitchens.

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Proceeds from these meals go to City Harvest, an organization that saves food to give to families in need.

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Dumpster dining is the act of searching for food in the trash in an effort to minimize waste. This modernized, urban foraging technique may seem a little gross, but now people are taking it even further and trying out Dumpster dining. What is Dumpster dining, you wonder? Read on!

Thanks to the Salvage Supperclub, now Brooklynites can enjoy a muti-course dinner made of past its prime ingredients in an old dumpster!

Check out the slideshow above to learn more about Dumpster dining and the Salvage Supperclub.

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