33: Mette Lykke of Too Good To Go - Saving Delicious Food And Fight Food Waste

Mette Lykke is the CEO of Too Good To Go. With a mission of reducing food waste worldwide, Too Good To Go is the World's largest B2C marketplace for surplus food. TGTG help retailers like restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets and hotels sell the surplus food that would otherwise go to waste. Retailers make a profit on their surplus food and consumers get delicious food at a good value in return. Everyone wins and together saving the food and do good for the planet. 

Highlights of this episode:

  • Coincidence in a bus meeting

  • Why focus on food waste in restaurants

  • Biggest barrier to growth for TGTG

  • Challenge of making the business model work

  • Measuring impact of reducing food waste

  • Working with schools and educating people on food waste

  • Surplus food vs food waste

  • Unsolved problems in food waste

Useful Links:

Too Good To Go - https://toogoodtogo.com/en

Mette Lykke's Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mettelykke/

Chapters:

[01:03] Management consulting to Too Good To Go

[02:51] Integrating the global team

[04:41] How can companies make money with food waste

[06:49] Focus on restaurants

[09:18] Challenge with a global team with presence in 11 countries

[12:03] Winner take all market

[17:26] Inspire people to reduce food waste

[19:26] Vision of Too Good To Go

Listen to this episode now:

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/33-mette-lykke-too-good-to-go-saving-delicious-food/id1290523873?i=1000436514776

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/13pq5fnVCOHx1cP4DNFzjS

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