Dana Gunders is not a chef. 
But she does love food and utterly despises seeing it going to waste.

 
 

Dana is a Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and one of the first to bring to light just how much food is wasted across the country through her 2012 report Wasted: How America is Losing Up to 40% of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill.  Dana’s work to reduce food waste has been covered on CNN, NBC, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, NPR, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Dr. Oz, Munchies and many other outlets.  She now works with policymakers, food companies, foundations, and local governments and leads NRDC’s food waste team.  Along the way, she realized a key reason people waste food is that they don’t have the right knowledge at their fingertips. 

Thus was born the Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook.