Leading the way to meet growing customer and consumer demand, Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, is announcing a new organic initiative committed to helping U.S. wheat growers double organic wheat acres by 2019.
Chef Kelly Whitaker of Boulder, Colorado’s Basta pizzeria and its sister restaurant, Cart-Driver, is reminiscing about wrestling with an octopus. This was a literal, not a symbolic experience, and yet, it does provide some potent imagery for Whitaker’s struggle to bring sustainable seafood to menus nationwide.
Far different from foraging, working with game meat requires a different set of rules. In fact, USDA regulations prohibit serving meat from a personal hunting expedition in restaurants.But sourcing wild game is getting easier.
There are simply some questions a single person, or company, can’t answer alone. Gary Huether, Jr., the president and co-founder of Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar, had no qualms about this matter when he began entertaining the idea of swapping his best-selling item for an organic version.
On this day, October 1, 2015, meatless-Monday advocates get to step out of the box and celebrate how far vegetable-forward cuisine has come with the celebration of World Vegetarian Day.The celebrants won’t just be those who ascribe to elimination diets though.
You can’t predict the weather. It’s a simple enough notion, but one Bruce Reinstein, the president of Consolidated Concepts—a purchasing partner for restaurant groups with 10 or more units—thinks deserves more scrutiny from operators around the country.
Beer that reflects environmental concerns and social awareness is gaining traction.Sustainable initiatives have applicability for breweries as well as for their restaurant customers. “Restaurants are trying to connect people better with their food.
Sysco Corporation updated its online sustainability report, providing information on the company's economic, environmental, and social responsibility performance. The report, titled "Delivering on Our Commitments," outlines Sysco's strategic approach to sustainability in its three focus areas of food, operations, and community.
As consumers become more environmentally conscious restaurants are taking note and looking for better ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Many restaurants are doing this by placing increased focus on drinking water, and specifically by eliminating traditional bottled water from the menu, which sends a message to consumers that the restaurant is clamping down on unsustainable practices.
Juan Acosta is the executive chef at the Motion Picture & Television Fund, a retirement community assisting former members of the entertainment industry, including three restaurants that offer a full-service experience to residents at dinner.
Compass Group's Imperfectly Delicious Produce (IDP) program, developed in partnership with subsidiary Bon Appetit Management Company, launched in 2014 to fight food and water waste by "rescuing" or purchasing imperfect fruits and vegetables from growers and distributors—produce that might have languished in fields or been sent to composting or a landfill simply for not meeting an artificial standard of attractiveness.
The Culinary Institute of America’s Applied Food Studies (AFS) major debuted in January. This new program provides a broad and interdisciplinary perspective on the complex and interrelated issues in the food world today.
The 2015 Menus of Change Annual Report was released at the 3rd Annual Menus of Change Leadership Summit, held for the first time at the Hyde Park, New York, campus of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), which presents the initiative in partnership with Harvard T.
The GRACE Communications Foundation today launched its new Eat Well Guide, the largest online directory of sustainable food vendors in the country with 25,000 listings of restaurants, farms, farmers’ markets, food co-ops, and more across the U.