Winnow is a software company that develops artificial intelligence tools to help chefs run more profitable and sustainable kitchens.
Winnow is the leading food management solution for contract catering, hotels & casinos, quick service restaurants, supermarkets, and cruise ship sectors.
Winnow was founded in 2013 by Marc Zornes, Kevin Duffy. The company is headquartered in London, UK.
Winnow's mission is to connect the commercial kitchen, create a movement of chefs and inspire others to see that food is too valuable to waste.
Winnow develops technology used by a growing number of organizations to cut food waste in their operations. The company's digital tools provide data to drive improvements in kitchen production processes and to help cut food waste in half, saving money and reducing environmental footprint at the same time.
Winnow connects commercial kitchens to the cloud allowing them to record and analyse exactly what is put in the bin.
Winnow offers Winnow Vision, AI-enabled tool, kitchens can automatically track food waste. Winnow Vision uses computer vision to help chefs easily pinpoint waste, cut costs and save time. The system takes photos of wasted food as it's thrown away and, using the images, the machine trains itself to recognise what has been thrown in the bin.
Winnow is backed by Ingka Group, Mustard Seed, Circularity Capital, D-Ax and The Ingenious Group. The copmpany raised €18M ($20M) from a Series B, which include €7.2 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). This new funding brings Winnow's total funding to $31.6M to date.