Top Sustainability News

Bell Book & Candle Restaurant Raises Urban Gardening to New Heights

Chef John Mooney’s reputation for introducing forward thinking culinary concepts throughout his career in the U.S. and abroad precedes him. It is no different at Bell Book & Candle (BB&C) restaurant, where he and partner Mick O’Sullivan created New York’s first rooftop vertical Aeroponic tower garden, dubbed the “Garden of Earthly Delights”. They set the […]

Kendall College and CAFÉ Announce 2013 Green Award Recipients

Kendall College and the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) presented 2013 CAFÉ/Kendall College Green Awards to two culinary-arts training programs during a June 20 reception at CAFÉ’s 9th-annual Leadership Conference for foodservice educators in Miami, Fla. Cascade Culinary Institute (CCI) at Central Oregon Community College in Bend received this year’s award. CCI’s […]

New National Restaurant Association Report Offers Sustainability Tips for Industry

The National Restaurant Association unveiled a new report focused on sustainability best practices for the foodservice industry. Created under the National Restaurant Association’s Conserve initiative, the free report, “Bright Ideas: Sustainability Tips from Industry Experts,” features tips, trends, and real-world advice from industry experts who appeared at this year’s National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show […]

Bluewater Avalon Opens on the Santa Catalina Island Waterfront

Santa Catalina Island locals and visitors now have a spectacular new destination for the freshest sustainable seafood. And while the new, 6,900-square-foot restaurant has been completely rebuilt from the ground up, everything else about the place is grounded in history. Bluewater Avalon officially opens June 24 in the historic Avalon waterfront building that once served […]

Unilever Food Solutions Partners with Culinary Institute of America

Unilever Food Solutions, the food service division of Unilever, today shares its ambition to help chefs make 200 million meals healthier, tastier, and more enjoyable every day by 2020. In North America, in support of this ambition, the goal is to help operators reduce 1 billion calories on restaurant menus and through a partnership agreement with The […]

Betco Corporation Announces Green Earth Devour Drain Gel

Betco Corporation announced the launch of Green Earth Devour Drain Gel.  Green Earth Devour Drain Gel is uniquely formulated for naturally maintaining drains and odors typically found in food service applications as well as other commercial areas. The thickened gel formula clings to vertical surfaces providing better contact time than thin formulas. The pH neutral […]

Food Industry Alliance Joins USDA Food Waste Challenge as Founding Partners

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was joined by Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe to announce the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new Food Waste Challenge.  In response, the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, comprised of leading food retail, food manufacturing and foodservice companies, issued the following statement on June 4: “The Food Waste […]

Energy-Efficient LED Lighting Available to Restaurants at Discounted Prices

The National Restaurant Association has teamed up with North American LED, an energy-efficient lighting products supplier, to offer light emitting diode, or LED lighting solutions, to the restaurant industry at discounted prices. “The National Restaurant Association is pleased to partner with North American LED to offer our members an opportunity to purchase highly energy efficient […]

CIA and HSPS Menus of Change Will Address Health, Nutrition, Sustainability, and Business

Menus of Change, a new initiative co-presented by The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), will be held June 10 to 12 at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Mass. This leadership summit brings top culinary and food industry professionals together with investors, scientists, entrepreneurs, and food systems leaders. The […]

Cochon 555 Returns to Seattle for a Six Chef St. Patrick’s Day Cook Off

2013 marks a culinary milestone: The fifth anniversary of Cochon 555, a one-of-a-kind traveling culinary competition and tasting event created to promote sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs. Arriving at the quintessentially Northwest Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle March 17, the pork-centric tour brings together – for the first time ever – SIX chefs, five pigs, […]

GOJO Sustainability Report Wins National Recognition

The 2011 Sustainability Report of GOJO Industries, Inc., has won accolades in a nationwide competition to recognize work in corporate social responsibility. GOJO Industries, Inc. is the inventor of PURELL Instant Hand Sanitizer and distributes PURELL Hand Sanitizer in away-from-home markets throughout the world. GOJO has products and programs to kill germs on hands in […]