In June, five of the top Bay Area chefs collaborated on a “Waste Not, Want Not” dinner, held at The Perennial in San Francisco. Organized by the Natural Resources Defense Council (nrdc), the benefit had a two-fold goal: to raise money and to showcase a stellar meal made largely using leftover foods.
New York City restaurant Kellari Taverna announced a formal partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program, committing to serve only seafood caught or farmed in ocean-friendly ways.Seafood Watch empowers consumers and businesses to make choices for healthy oceans.
By some estimates, up to half of all the food produced on the planet—about 2 billion tons—is wasted before it ever reaches a human stomach. Yet, according to a survey by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation, many Americans are shockingly unaware of their own roles in contributing to the problem.
Foodservice chefs across the country stepped out of their kitchens and into fields and packing facilities to learn about the produce they use, and collaborate on new ways to integrate produce on menus through Markon Cooperative’s second annual Chef Summit.
Kristin Canty planned to open a small diner in her hometown of Concord, Massachusetts, one of those New England towns where the farms historically outnumber the restaurants. Local sourcing was going to be her gospel and she wanted like-minded eaters to finally discover a place they could dine without guilt.
On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, the world's largest Mexican casual dining brand, announced its commitment to switch 100 percent of the eggs in its supply chain to cage-free by 2025."In response to consumers' changing preferences, we have informed our egg suppliers of our expectation that they fully transition to cage-free eggs by 2025," says Ward Whitworth, president and CEO of On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina.
S&D Coffee & Tea and the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) have joined forces to broaden S&D’s sustainable sourcing program.The innovative work builds on earlier collaboration between the two organizations to design a S.
A Greenpeace report, Sea of Distress, found that some of the largest U.S. foodservice companies are failing to provide consumers with seafood that meets basic standards for sustainability and social responsibility.
It might be time to address our nation’s bug problem. Estimates say that insects form a part of the traditional diets of at least 2 billion people, according to a study conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Across the foodservice lexicon, witnessing a brand “clean up” its menu is becoming commonplace. McDonald’s developed chicken nuggets parents can be proud of. Breakfast titan Denny’s transformed its pancakes into a “50 percent fluffier” edition made with real eggs and fresh buttermilk.
Sea Pact, an innovative alliance of seafood industry leaders, announced the opening of its request for grant proposals (RFP), the fifth time the group has opened up applications for worthwhile projects.
The cost of installing solar panels at Coasterra, which opened in San Diego last August, was through the (solar) roof, and it’s going to take eight to 10 years to see a return on the investment. Still, it was a really valuable decision, says David Cohn, president and founder of Cohn Restaurant Group, which owns the venue.
The Italian cultural heritage of local food sourcing—olives from your neighbor’s vines, cheese from cows or goats in your uncle’s pastures—is common among the country’s most decorated chefs and their dishes.