'Green' Foodservice Myths

'Green' Foodservice Myths

ocial responsibility and environmental sustainability are at the forefront for restaurant owners, driving their choices in equipment and ingredients. But with any endeavour comes myths, inaccuracies, and misconceptions - and the ‘green’ foodservice industry is no different.


Taking Foam Out of the Equation

Taking Foam Out of the Equation

From delivery to take-out to packaging customer leftovers, styrofoam boxes are an integral part of food transportation for many. As part of environmentally-friendly initiatives, many large cities are choosing to ban the use of foam containers altogether.


Sustainability

Sustainability

The equipment you outfit your kitchen with affects not only your immediate restaurant. In fact, the environmental impact of the appliances you choose can vary drastically! Sustainability is more than just saving the environment. By investing in environmentally-responsible foodservice equipment, you open a host of benefits from energy and money savings to waste and water reduction.

Root Vegetables and Peelers

Root Vegetables and Peelers

For many restaurants, cold weather means that root vegetables are making the move from the back burner to the star performers. Hearty winter veggies require a little more creativity on the part of the chef, but the result is a healthy, filling tuber meal! Rather than just dousing your root veggies in oil and roasting it until it barely resembles its original form, here are a few ideas on how to incorporate root veggies into your winter menu.






Kitchen Design : Planning a ‘Green’ Kitchen

Kitchen Design : Planning a ‘Green’ Kitchen

When planning the layout of your kitchen, many designers look at what a restaurant owner values: efficiency, organization, and eco-friendly goals. Regardless of your restaurant’s situation, the benefits of a green kitchen can be both cost-effective and ethically-motivated, affecting your customers, footprint, and bottom-line.



Waste Not, Want Not: Saving Your Scraps

Waste Not, Want Not: Saving Your Scraps

Reevaluating your dishes for efficiency requires a record of ingredients used versus ingredients ordered as well as the waste products created. While some waste simply can’t be cut out, unserved bread, unused veggies, and other scraps can be utilized to keep your 3-5% margin of profit from getting thrown out with the trash!

Water-Saving Tips

Water-Saving Tips

Restaurants use an average of almost 6,000 gallons of water every day. But there are ways to be the deviator from the mean by reducing your usage.


Going Green with LEED

Going Green with LEED

More and more restaurants are going green, and making sure your establishment is up to LEED standard is essential to saving energy and reducing your footprint.


Energy Costs and Calculations

Energy Costs and Calculations

When considering energy efficient products, the lifetime savings can be substantial! Let’s take a look at how energy efficient appliances can benefit your bottom line as well as how to calculate the true impact on your energy costs.



A Simple, Casual Eco-design in a Kiev Fast-Food Restaurant

A Simple, Casual Eco-design in a Kiev Fast-Food Restaurant

The new generation of fast-food is here, and a new casual eatery in Kiev called Simple is simply a designer’s delight. The name stems from the eatery’s ideals: Use simple, local ingredients that are in season to create original dishes. Simple’s stunning aesthetics reflects their core values, imparting on guests the beauty of natural ingredients, welcoming attitudes, and warm service.

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