Yukako Ichikawa is a chef at Wafu restaurant in Sydney. It has an interesting policy: the guests have to finish all their food, or else the staff won’t clear their plates. A snippet from their web site:
In keeping with our ethos, we ask that you understand and respect the following:
Please be mindful of the amount of food you order – consider ordering just the right amount, in harmony with your appetite!
To find pleasure in our dishes is to finish the meal. Please don’t leave anything on your plate.
Please consider sharing meals as you would at home, by eating together you will be reducing the amount of wasted food.
Whilst you eat, savour the food, and think “Arigatou” (“thank you” in Japanese) to our Earth!
If we all do our part to minimise waste, it can make a big difference!
It’s a bit ironic that they call it guilt-free dining, since really, it sounds to me like they’re trying to guilt you into finishing the food. But if I was in Sydney I think I’d definitely want to try it out. Looks yummy.