SUSTAINABILITY & CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

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 sustainability practices by working closely with our vendors and partners to minimize the impact on the environment.

A CLOSER LOOK AT OUR SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

  • SEASONAL MENUS DESIGNED TO SOURCE LOCALLY
  • 30% OF OUR MENU ITEMS ARE VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN
  • SERVE FREE RANGE POULTRY
  • 75% OF SEAFOOD ITEMS ARE SUSTAINABLE
  • WHENEVER POSSIBLE, FOOD SOURCED LOCALLY
  • COMPANY’S GOAL IS TO PURCHASE THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE POSSIBLE OF SUSTAINABLE ITEMS

WATCH SOME OF OUR EFFORTS IN ACTION

  • PALM LEAF PLATES & BOWLS
  • WOOD FLATWARE & PICKS, PAPER STRAWS, BAMBOO STIRRERS
  • ECO WARE BEVERAGE CUPS & CONTAINERS
  • PLACON TAKE-OUT CONTAINERS MADE WITH REPURPOSED PLASTIC BOTTLES
  • YOUR GREEN 2 GO BIODEGRADABLE, RECYCLABLE AND COMPOSTABLE CONTAINERS
  • UNBLEACHED PAPER BAGS AND CARDBOARD BOXES
  • 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 ON-LINE FILE SHARING
  • ORCA : A FOOD DIGESTER PROCESSES ORGANIC WASTE AND TURNS BACK INTO WATER. KEEPS A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF WASTE FROM LANDFILLS CREATING METHANE GASES IT DECOMPOSES.
  • CLEANING PRODUCTS (EPA SAFER CHOICE)
  • ANTI-IDLING POLICY AND SIGNAGE
  • NO CHEMICAL SANITIZERS IN DISHWASHING
  • DIGITAL, PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTATS THROUGHOUT
  • MOTION-ACTIVATED LIGHTING
  • GPS FLEET ALERTS ON COMPANY VEHICLES
  • DRIVERS EQUIPPED WITH GPS TECHNOLOGY FOR MOST DIRECT ROUTE
  • 75% OF BUILDING HAS LED LIGHTING
  • ENERGY STAR REFRIGERATION, DISHWASHERS, COMPUTERS AND PRINTERS
  • 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
  • ON-GOING TRAINING FOR COMMISSARY AND EVENT STAFF TO FURTHER SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES & GOALS

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 improving 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.

COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY

Being a good steward of the environment also means being a good neighbor. Catered by Design has 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 non-profits
  • Discounts to active-duty military and wounded warrior events

SOME OF THE ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT