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Sustainable Catering Designed with the Community in Mind

Catered By Design’s mission is to bring your events to life with sumptuous food and refreshing beverages presented in spectacular fashion. This also includes being a good steward of the environment. Our goal is to continually improve our business practices by working closely with our vendors and partners to minimize the impact on the environment. Whether you’re seeking a green corporate catering service or a wedding caterer devoted to sustainability, you can rest assured that Catered by Design puts the environment first while serving our customers delicious, artfully plated food.

A CLOSER LOOK AT OUR SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

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  • Seasonal menus designed to source locally
  • Approximately 30% of our entrées are vegetarian or vegan
  • Serve free-range poultry
  • 75% of seafood items are sustainable
  • Whenever possible, food sourced locally
  • The company’s goal is to purchase the highest percentage possible of sustainable items
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  • Palm leaf plates & bowls and balsa wood platters, all of which are non-toxic, chemical-free, and 100 % compostable
  • Wood flatware & picks, paper straws, bamboo stirrers
  • Eco-Products beverage cups & containers
  • Your Green 2 Go biodegradable, recyclable, and compostable containers, which are 100% biodegradable and made from natural plant material
  • Unbleached paper bags and cardboard boxes
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  • Practice double-sided printing
  • Recycle all paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and metal
  • Recycle cooking grease
  • Offer round-trip delivery and pick-up service to reduce use of disposables that would otherwise end up in landfills
  • Rent full china, glass, and flatware to reduce potential landfill waste
  • Styrofoam-free caterer
  • Paperless documentation, email, and online file sharing
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  • Cleaning products (EPA safer choice)
  • Anti-idling policy and signage
  • No chemical sanitizers in dishwashing
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  • Digital, programmable thermostats throughout
  • Motion-activated lighting
  • GPS fleet alerts on company vehicles
  • Drivers equipped with GPS technology for most direct route
  • 75% of the building has led lighting
  • ENERGY STAR refrigeration, dishwashers
  • Eco-friendly computers and printers
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  • The commissary is located in a business district (minimal landscaping – no need for sprinkler system)
  • Aerators on all faucets and sprayers
  • Energy-efficient dish machines
  • Foot-controlled kitchen sinks
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  • On-going training for commissary and event staff to further sustainability initiatives & goals
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  • Seasonal menus designed to source locally
  • Approximately 30% of our entrées are vegetarian or vegan
  • Serve free-range poultry
  • 75% of seafood items are sustainable
  • Whenever possible, food sourced locally
  • The company’s goal is to purchase the highest percentage possible of sustainable items
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  • Palm leaf plates & bowls and balsa wood platters, all of which are non-toxic, chemical-free, and 100 % compostable
  • Wood flatware & picks, paper straws, bamboo stirrers
  • Eco-Products beverage cups & containers
  • Your Green 2 Go biodegradable, recyclable, and compostable containers, which are 100% biodegradable and made from natural plant material
  • Unbleached paper bags and cardboard boxes
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  • Practice double-sided printing
  • Recycle all paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and metal
  • Recycle cooking grease
  • Offer round-trip delivery and pick-up service to reduce use of disposables that would otherwise end up in landfills
  • Rent full china, glass, and flatware to reduce potential landfill waste
  • Styrofoam-free caterer
  • Paperless documentation, email, and online file sharing
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  • Cleaning products (EPA safer choice)
  • Anti-idling policy and signage
  • No chemical sanitizers in dishwashing
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  • Digital, programmable thermostats throughout
  • Motion-activated lighting
  • GPS fleet alerts on company vehicles
  • Drivers equipped with GPS technology for most direct route
  • 75% of the building has led lighting
  • ENERGY STAR refrigeration, dishwashers
  • Eco-friendly computers and printers
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  • The commissary is located in a business district (minimal landscaping – no need for sprinkler system)
  • Aerators on all faucets and sprayers
  • Energy-efficient dish machines
  • Foot-controlled kitchen sinks
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  • On-going training for commissary and event staff to further sustainability initiatives & goals

WATCH SOME OF OUR EFFORTS IN ACTION

CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR AWARDS, WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING, AND OUR GREEN PARTNERSHIPS

CERTIFIED GREEN CATERER

Catered by Design is proud to be a three-star Certified Green Caterer, as recognized by the Green Restaurant Association. We have earned this designation through our dedicated efforts as a sustainable catering company in categories such as:

  • Water efficiency
  • Waste reduction
  • Energy Usage
  • Disposables
  • Sustainable food
  • Chemical and pollution reduction

Click here to view our report card on the Green Restaurant Association website.

SUSTAINABLE WEDDING CATERING

As a member of the Green Wedding Alliance (GWA), Catered by Design is part of a network of vendors dedicated to providing sustainable wedding services. Our membership with the GWA means that we engage in environmentally responsible business practices to help brides and grooms-to-be have the “greenest” wedding possible. The following are a few of the ways we have achieved this.

  • Working closely with other vendors and partners to minimize our impact on the environment
  • Ordering from local providers with sustainable business practices as much as possible
  • Expanding our menus across the board to include more vegetarian and vegan options to decrease our carbon footprint
  • Using fresh herbs in our catering dishes that are grown at our company herb garden

COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY

Being a good steward of the environment also means being a good neighbor. As a sustainable catering company, we have always made it a priority to work with our community partners to make a better world for us all.

We’ve donated to:

  • School fundraisers
  • Silent auctions
  • Food pantries and shelters
  • Financial donations to charities
  • Discounts to nonprofits
  • Discounts to active-duty military and wounded warrior events

CBD ALSO STANDS FOR

COMMITMENT

to the community by giving back and actively supporting through our time, energy, and resources, whenever possible.

BUILDING

relationships by listening to our customers and staff. Always striving to improve our team and culture through education and advancement.

DEDICATION

to our craft by handling all details with style and finesse. Clients can have peace of mind that working with top-notch professionals can bring.

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