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Something in the Water

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.

Compass Group USA and California Growers’ Hone in on Imperfect Produce

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.

Applied Food Studies Takes a Broad Perspective

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.

2015 Menus of Change Annual Report Presents Mixed Picture

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.

Eat Well Guide Lists Sustainable Food Vendors Across the U.S.

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.

MENUS OF CHANGE: Keeping Water on Tap

Many of the themes at the Menus of Change conference have been obvious issues for the restaurant industry, including antibiotic-treated protein, sustainable agriculture, and more nutritious plates among others.

MENUS OF CHANGE: Where Health and Capitalism Meet

If last year’s Menus of Change emphasized a need to shift away from meat-based menus, this year’s conference extolled the business advantages associated with such a shift.“In America, we are much better at capitalism than prohibition,” said Culinary Institute of America (CIA) president Tim Ryan in his welcome address.

Menus Of Change General Sessions Available Via Webcast

For the third year, more than 350 executives, experts, and innovators in food, foodservice, health and wellness, nutrition, and environmental science will come together for the Menus of Change leadership summit, which is co-presented by The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and Harvard T.

Chaz Features Limited Supply of Locally Sourced Beef

Chef Charles d’Ablaing is now featuring premium-priced cuts of beef under an exclusive arrangement with rancher Tim Hatfield, owner and operator of High Summit Ranch. The cuts are from hormone- and antibiotic-free, naturally raised Angus beef and offered as an alternative to the wet-aged USDA Prime beef tenderloin and Kansas City strip steak featured on the Chaz regular menu.

Environmental Initiative Awards The Tiny Diner For Sustainability

The Tiny Diner and their partners were selected as a winner in the Sustainable Business category at the 2015 Environmental Initiative Awards. This annual program honors innovative projects that have achieved extraordinary environmental results by harnessing the power of partnership.

James Beard Foundation Preps For 7th Chefs Boot Camp

More than a dozen chefs from around the country will convene for the James Beard Foundation (JBF)’s seventh Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change at Glynwood in Cold Spring, New York, from June 7 through June 9.

A Better Way to Buy Online

Michael Muyzk, president of Bronx-based Baldor Speciality Foods, has spent his fair share of time in the kitchen organizing ingredient lists with pen and paper and picking up the phone to talk with suppliers since graduating from The Culinary Institute of America 35 years ago.

Ted's Awarded LEED Gold Certification For Sustainability

Ted's Montana Grill, a restaurant concept inspired by the American West, today announced it was awarded LEED Gold certification under the LEED for Interior Design and Construction: Retail rating system for its Alpharetta restaurant, which opened October of 2014.

Alaska Salmon Yield Predicted to Be Highest in 20 Years

The summer harvest season for the five species of wild Alaska salmon officially kicks off today with the first sockeye and king salmon of the summer, followed quickly by pink, keta, and coho salmon, and continues through October.