We use fresh, local, organic ingredients and are continually transitioning to more sustainable preparations to bring you clean, homemade, delicious and beautiful food. And because we focus on a pescatarian diet, the cost of our top-notch food isn't out of your daily budget, encouraging you to eat deliciously and well for yourself and others every day. We believe in connection to a greater personal awareness through the act of eating, and we act on that belief in everything we do to prepare your food.
Our food choices affect the future of our individual and collective lives. Here are some things we are currently doing to walk our sustainable talk:
- we select organic and local California produce from Los Angeles area certified farmers markets and from Heath and Lejeune, our organic wholesaler.
- we drive diesel vehicles fueled with B99.9% biodiesel fuel that we purchase at LA Biodiesel Co-op.
- we serve your food on washable china plates, cloth napkins, glasses and real silverware, even for picnics - unless you want disposables, in which case, we use Catergreen.com's or Affordeco.com's compostable utensils and clamshell containers made from potatoes and sugar cane.
- we do not use water bottled in plastic, as many of the plastics you think you're recycling everyday unfortunately end up in a land fill. We use pitchers, and are carbonating our own filtered sparkling water.
- we use a presoak and prescrub method to clean our dishes, avoiding leaving the water "running" during the manual portion of the dishwashing process.
- we use the heavenly organic, sustainably made yogurt, milk and cream from Straus Family Creamery in Point Reyes, California, where the entire dairy is powered by a generator fueled with cow-generated methane. We get our heavenly organic cheeses from Cowgirl Creamery, also in Point Reyes.
- we buy only the freshest, in-season seafood from Santa Monica Seafood Company, and make all of our seafood choices based on sustainability and health information from oceansalive.org and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
- we aim for 90% waste diversion in all of our operations, with the help of our composting program (which makes amazing soil for Large Marge's organic home garden!).
- we use solar web hosting for our website (go to www.catergreen.com for more information).
- we source 70% of our ingredients within 400 miles and much within 100 miles of production, in an effort to adhere to The 100 Mile Diet (more information at www.100milediet.org)
Let your daily meal be more than sustenance; let it rejuvenate your senses and taste absolutely delicious; and let it come one tiny step closer to a sustainable future.