This California Restaurant Is Washing Their Dishes with Air

published Apr 30, 2015
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California residents, including chefs, have to get creative with their water conservation efforts. While most restaurants have switched to only serving water if a diner asks for it, the chef at a restaurant in the Big Sur area has tackled the water issues with another, even more creative approach.

Instead of using water for the initial rinse of the dishes to remove food, Chef John Cox of the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur has started using an air compressor as a first step.

We recently posted a video on our Facebook page, showing how this works.

Cox is urging other California restaurants to add air compressors to their kitchens. He estimates that they are using 80 percent less water than before they started using the compressor. That’s a big savings!