Founder and CEO | Food Waste Expert | Accredited Consultant The PLEDGE™
Ben Liegey is a food waste expert, Founder and CEO at BetterTable.ca. He is the first accredited consultant “The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste” in Canada, with a food background combined with an Executive MBA.
10 years of international experience
Originally from France, Ben is a real foodie. He has 10 years of international experience consulting organizations throughout the food supply chain, developing sustainable business models aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In Europe, he has worked on Zero Waste and carbon footprint projects as a sustainability consultant in Belgium. He also piloted the Food Loss and Waste Protocol as a Sustainability Coordinator for an international food retailer back in 2016. This standard harmonizes food waste measurement among companies, countries and cities all over the world.
After that, Ben has worked in inventory management for SPUD.CA the lowest waste retailer in Canada, B Corp certified. He has leveraged Food-X Technologies to manage inventories of different food businesses in British Columbia, leading to only 0.5% food waste (traditional grocery stores have produce waste of between 5-6% of sales).
He also gained experience in the hospitality and tourism industry working front of house for the Rocky Mountaineer.
In addition, he has been the Co-Chair of the Food Waste Working Group of the Vancouver Food Policy Council and is a member of Metro Vancouver Solid Waste Management Plan Advisory Committee.
Ben has been awarded 2021 DIVERSEcity Immigrant Entrepreneur, has won the Silver Prize of the 2021 Spring Activator Growth Challenge and has been selected as a 2022 Futurpreneur.
He is also the Producer of the Food Synergy Movie, a food sustainability documentary from farm to plate.
On a more personal note, Ben loves good food, outdoor activities and climate-smart traveling. In 2017, he travelled the world to meet various sustainable initiatives in the food supply-chain, interviewed engaged businesses and shared inspiring videos. He made his way across Europe, Asia, Oceania and North America leveraging regenerative travel.