Located in Washington, DC, Occasions Caterers (www.occasionscaterers.com) is making an impact on the environment. As a member of the Green Restaurant Association (GRA) www.dinegreen.com, Occasions Caterers has maintained its certification since 2008. Their green and other sustainable practices are just part of their DNA.
The majority of their savings are due to their energy initiatives such as their motion-sensor lights in the offices, low pressure water aerators on spigots, energy efficient equipment, and bio-friendly kitchen tools. Their sustainability and best practices consist of recycling and purchasing post-consumer paper products and eco-friendly disposables.
Occasions Caterers incorporates organic, local/sustainable foods and beverages into their menus. Their social responsibility engages in a food rescue program with DC Central Kitchen to make use of their left-over foods, and ingredients. They also offer bottled still and sparkling waters that are filtered and bottled in-house, using the Vivreau filtering system.
For more information click on http://dinegreen.com/customers/featured.asp?ID=REST10279. Check out Occasions Caterers partnered local farms http://occasionscaterers.com/about-occasions-caterers/making-a-differenc... And don’t forget their video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg8fM2pMOjY.
Restaurant Week with a ‘Green Spotlight’ was educational as well as enlightening.