At our kitchen commissary, we collect food waste to be picked up by the City of Cambridge Zero Waste Program. Their facilities use a process of anaerobic digestion to break down the food waste into carbon that is turned into energy.
Our cooking oil is recycled into bio-fuel.
We combine delivery trips and use smaller vans whenever possible. We’re also starting to add electric vehicles to our fleet!
We continually work with our suppliers to use as many local and sustainable products as possible.
We use Recreo Coffee & Roasterie, a single origin coffee from a family-owned farm that practices social responsibility. They are truly “farm-to-cup”!
We use Equal Exchange Fair Trade chocolate and sugar products. Equal Exchange’s mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound and to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers.
The poultry and eggs we use are humanely raised, cage free, antibiotic and hormone free.
We are very excited to participate in the Sustainable Business Leader Program, a great organization in Boston which helps local businesses become more sustainable. The SBLP has helped over 90 businesses in the Boston area to become more energy efficient, help conserve water and reduce waste.
We are active members of Cambridge Local First, an organization which supports locally owned businesses and strives for sustainability and environmental responsibility.
We have pioneered our Basil Bin program which saves countless platters, bowls, lids and serving utensils from the waste stream.
Plates are made from sugar cane and wheat fiber waste (but don’t worry, they’re still certified gluten-free).
All of our paper goods and utensils are 100% compostable. All other serving utensils, platters, and lids are 100% recyclable and can be returned to us with the Basil Bin program.