Keep it Local: We like keeping our carbon footprint low, and by buying locally we support purveyors in our neighborhood. San Diego county grows more than 250 different crops and has more organic forms than anywhere in the nation, so it doesn’t make much sense to buy peaches from Chile.
We support organizations that educate and raise awareness of ocean issues, sustainable and reckless fishing tactics and aquaculture. Needless to say, what we serve is sustainable!
When our clients have an interest in cheese, we start by suggesting California artisanal cheeses. Then we reach out to cheeses from America.
We are mindful of any special dietary needs or allergies our clients may have. We are proud to feature gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and vegetarian items on our daily to-go menus and custom full-service catering menus.
Keep it Seasonal: We write menus for the season; it’s what your body wants and it just makes sense. We like looking forward to cherries in May!
Keep it Biodegradable: In our to-go shops our plates are made from cane sugar. Our flatware, clear to- go containers and cups are made from cornstarch. We offer the same for catering as well as plates, flatware from sustainable bamboo, or plates made from leaves – yep, leaves! (http://www.aspenware.com/ &http://www.verterra.com)
Keep it Hand Crafted: We like to do things the old fashioned way: all-natural cuisine. We prepare everything from scratch. This means we employ more chefs and bakers because we do things by hand, rather than buying prepared or frozen ingredients. We also use organic ingredients whenever possible – even our eggs are organic. Why do we do this? Well that’s the easy part, because it tastes better and we pride ourselves on serving the best food we can. Plus we sleep better at night knowing we do!
Keep it Recycled: We recycle in our shops, café, office, kitchens and at our events.