Did you know that a third of all food produced globally ends up being wasted? It’s estimated that if food waste were a country, it would be the third highest emitter of greenhouse gases after the US and China.
We were so outraged by this that we made it our mission to tackle the food waste problem. Our goal is to use pioneering AI technology to significantly reduce the amount of food which is wasted around the globe.
We are serious about it, too. We’ve set the most ambitious goal of any food waste solution globally - we want to reduce food waste for our clients by $1billion by 2027.
We’re a registered B Corp meaning we strive to balance profit with people and the planet. We feel proud that we are working on something which is purpose driven and contributing to a better world.
We are fiercely protective of our culture - it’s our culture which makes Winnow a truly unique place to work. Our culture is driven by our values. You’ll find us to be transparent and honest, ambitious and driven, inspirational and innovative. We thrive on challenges and our pace is fast.
We’re humble people and we’re not fussed on titles. We believe everyone has valuable opinions, and we’re eager to hear them.
As you would expect, we love food and incorporate this into Winnow life wherever we can. We take it in turns to organise team dinners, hold regular bake sales, arrange lunch and learn sessions and trade our favourite recipes, restaurants and home produce gardening tips via dedicated Slack channels!
We are a group of talented and driven professionals coming from a diverse range of backgrounds. Our combined expertise and passion for our mission makes us a formidable team in the fight against the growing global trend of food waste.
We’re ambitious and pro-active. We understand we are each making a direct contribution to the mission, and we are dedicated to being the best that we can be to achieve this.
And we like each other! Whether that’s catching up over a cinnamon bun on a Monday morning, enjoying a meal during one of the regular team dinners, or watching the fun and games at the quarterly away meetings, spending time with our friendly and like-minded colleagues is one of the highlights of daily life at Winnow.
We’re both passionate and measured.
We carefully balance the need for quick solutions and pragmatism with the ability to step back, take in the bigger picture and build for the long term.
With each other, that means we’re a transparent organisation where healthy, respectful debate is encouraged.
With our customers, we challenge them if we don’t think they’re achieving their goals, whether they be environmental or financial.
Done is better than perfect, and we learn by boldly doing then rapidly improving. We’re breaking new ground, so we know things might go wrong. But we judge ourselves and each other on our reaction and our resilience.
We’re a diverse bunch, but our belief in the value of food is the common thread in everything we do.
With each other, we celebrate through love and respect for food. With our customers, it means we work hard to develop creative tools to make it easy for chefs to value food.
Our product is revolutionary, our people are impressive, and we’re hungry for change.
But we’re just the catalyst for a bigger movement. We stay humble regardless of our success, and make chefs the heroes on this journey.
We’re caretakers of the planet, helping to preserve and support it for now and the future. Our work already minimises the impact that the hospitality industry has on the planet, and we’re also committed to actively reducing our own footprint while doing so.
We’re leaving the planet and its people better off than we found them.
At Winnow, our people and customers are as diverse as the thousands of global food items we're dedicated to saving. We prioritise accessibility and inclusivity, ensuring that everyone feels welcomed, valued, and catered to. We're unwavering in our commitment to continuous improvement, evolving our work environment and products to meet the unique needs of our unique team. We embrace diverse perspectives from our global team and the thousands of chefs around the world who use our technology. We know it’s only by listening and acting on these insights that we will achieve our mission.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected vetaran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We are passionate about living our values and place them at the centre of everything we do. We are excited about like minded talent who share these values, joining us in our mission:
It's not often that you get to work for a company that has skilled people driven by a noble mission. I particularly enjoy the responsibility that comes with it since I get to help create a powerful product that will change the world for the better.
Value: People of action - What's not to love about working with people that are passionate about food waste reduction and work tirelessly to meet a common goal?
Favourite Food: Sweet and sour pork or chicken - I love a flavourful dish that has a lot of zing to it!
The collaborative culture makes Winnow a special place to work. We’re empowered to be bold and try new ideas without being shackled by bureaucracy. The willingness to lend a helping hand, challenge each other honestly but respectfully, and our quality-first approach makes Winnow a close-knit community that enables us to innovate successfully.
Value: People and planet positive - We’re united by our mission to be a force for good, which reflects in the passion with which we serve our clients and the way we operate our business with integrity.
Favourite Food: I consume far more peanut butter than I care to admit!
One of the highlights of the past 6 years at Winnow is the people I have met. It’s great to work with a multicultural team where every day I get the opportunity to experience different perspectives and learn from others. Starting the UAE Food Waste Pledge was another highlight of my career as it connected the public and private sector in the UAE and brought people together to solve a common goal. Every night I go to bed knowing that I am doing the right thing for the world.
Value: Bravely Honest - Honesty allows for authentic progress, trust and integrity.
Favourite Food: I love soups in all forms from the Spanish cocido andaluz to Japanese ramen or Korean samgyetang. I’m also a huge fan of ham and tomatoes.
I love working with our customers and helping them achieve their food waste goals. Our partners at IKEA came and gave a talk sharing that since working with us, they had saved 10 million meals. Hearing this was pretty inspiring.
Outside of work, I love writing about food and in 2018 wrote a book called ‘Bread & Butter’. As the deadline approached I benefited from the flexibility Winnow offered by working a reduced working week.
Value: Bound by Food - when not at work you can find me at the Farmer’s market
Favourite Food: Dumplings! Khinkali from Georgia my favourite.
I love coming to work each day and being surrounded by like minded people. There is a positive and healthy atmosphere with a great team spirit and a real focus on People.
I started with Winnow Singapore, but was thrilled to then transfer internally when I wanted to move closer to home and am now based in Europe selling to the French and Spanish markets.
Value: Hungry and humble - if you are hungry, motivated and passionate about what you do there are fantastic opportunities for you at Winnow.
Favourite Food: Bread - I’m French so I grew up on bread!
I love the Winnow culture - there is little bureaucracy and no hierarchy. Speaking to the CEO / MD / CTO etc is not a big deal here. It also has a family feel where everyone genuinely cares about each other. All that whilst being an ambitious and challenging place to work with a lot of opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive and fun environment.
Value: Equal Part Head and Heart - I love to do things logically, but I'm also quite emotional.
Favourite Food: Ramen - I love the way Japanese Ramen looks so elegant, almost artistic, and then tastes so good!
I started as a Summer intern and chose Winnow as was excited to work for a company which had real purpose. I loved that even as an intern I was expected to come up with my own solutions to technical problems and that my achievements were always recognised so it was an easy decision to accept a permanent role at the end of the internship. Fast forward a few years and I’ve been promoted, have a lot of responsibility and have developed a wide range of technical skills which I continue to grow on a weekly basis.
Value: I’m known to be one of the “People of action”. If something doesn’t work properly, I fix it.
Favourite Food: My favourite food is chicken or beef Shawarma. You can customise it with vegetables and sauces, or drop the french fries and mayo for a healthy low calorie meal
It’s the passion of the people who work at Winnow which I love. We have a really special and unique community full of talented, helpful, passionate and motivated people which is inspiring to be part of.
In this environment you are encouraged to push beyond your limits and it’s a place where I feel I am continually growing and learning from some exceptionally talented developers. The feeling that I am doing interesting work from which I am also contributing to achieving a mission that has a positive impact on our society makes it even better!
Value: I would say “equal parts head and heart” - with each task that I complete I take a step back to fully understand why I am doing it, why it’s useful for our clients, and what some further improvements would be which would help even more.
Favourite Food: It would have to be pasta - I love how you can create so many different dishes with completely different flavours, all with pasta as the base.