sustainability Archives

The Better to Serve For every hole in the plastic grid of a milk crate, there is a catering niche. But even when you’ve found yours, you’ll need to bring in-depth knowledge of cuisines, excellent cooking skills, solid business chops, and social connections to your… Read More >

Seriously. Climbing the ladder of meat alternatives, you go from tofu to Vegemite to tempeh, past that thing that calls itself “beyond meat” (mm, strips!), to hummus, and higher. Somewhere past falafel, the air thins, colors brighten, and you begin to feel euphoric. That’s where… Read More >

Photo by James Souder, Food Recovery Network Happy vague-anxiety season! We mean, of course, the almost-springtime of tax-day dread, inter-winter-weather-bout doubt, and for millennials, their parents, and anyone else who knows a FAFSA from a falafel, college-application fixation. Because some of KaTom’s best friends are… Read More >

From the Heart of Foodtopia, Biltmore Estate Shines as a Beacon of Culinary Excellence Opulence and grandeur are accepted as commonplace at the Biltmore Estate located in the majestic foothills of Asheville, North Carolina. While visiting for the 2014 Food Blog Forum, I had the… Read More >

Mahasti Vafaie on Taking the Plunge into Restaurant Ownership Fresh out of college and uncertain of whether to further her studies in engineering or to switch gears to pursue her passion for foodservice, Mahasti Vafaie chose to go with her gut. Unable to say goodbye… Read More >

A Look at Food Insecurity in the U.S. Home to over 600,000 restaurants, multiple television channels devoted entirely to food, and hundreds of thousands of acres of farm and grazing land, the United States certainly appears to be home to an endless supply of sustenance;… Read More >

Explore the Various Forms of Composting and Best Management Methods If you check the list of appropriate products to compost, you may very well mistake it as a shopping list for the fruit and vegetables in your restaurant or home kitchen. If you separated out… Read More >

How to Create a Sustainable Kitchen Environment For a restaurant, waste disposal can be a costly, monthly expense. In 2011, restaurant owner, Justin Vrany of Sandwich Me In of Chicago made the choice to eliminate that cost from his operation entirely. With an industry that… Read More >

Your Source for Creating a Zero-Waste Kitchen Bringing your restaurant or home on board with a zero-waste mentality takes work. This is not a change you can make on your own or without building a network of active and engaged individuals. In order to help… Read More >

Sustainable Thought Summons a Childhood Memory Cruising to work, listening to an NPR special on zero-waste operations, I found myself replaying a vivid childhood memory. I was visiting with a friend, helping to prepare a potato casserole in her grandmother’s kitchen when I was reminded… Read More >