Green Certified Caterer in Sonoma County
Park Avenue Catering is proud to be a Green Certified Caterer in Sonoma & Napa Counties, a distinction we earned in November 2008. Our commitment to sustainable practices began over 20 years ago, long before we received our certification.
Sustainable Practices for Quality Catering
Our founder, Chef Riezenman, was a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement in both New York and California. From the very beginning, our dishes featured locally sourced ingredients, including foraged mushrooms, smoked chicken, lamb, and cheeses, all delivered directly by the farmers and artisans who produced them.
As we’ve grown, we’ve continued to champion locally grown and sustainable products. All the meats we use are antibiotic and hormone-free, and we choose wild and sustainably farmed fish. Our commitment to supporting local farmers and producers is a cornerstone of our business, making us a leading eco-friendly catering service in the Bay Area.
More Than Just Buying Local
Being a California green business involves more than just sourcing locally. It starts with a commitment to sustainable practices in all aspects of our business. We compost all our food waste, including meat, dairy, and green waste. Our recycling and composting efforts extend to our food preparation at our home kitchen and all waste from each event. If facilities for composting are not on site, we bring it back home with us.
Achieving Green Certification is just the beginning. We’re committed to maintaining and improving the standards we qualified with. We have an ongoing employee training & awareness program and a comprehensive “Environmental Report Card” that tracks 58 (and growing!) practices. This allows us to set goals and “grade” ourselves in each category.
Being a green certified caterer is more than just “Farm to Fork” or “Farm to Table”. It requires constantly asking questions and understanding the impacts of everything we do. Our commitment to sustainability results in great gains for the community and the environment.
Choose Park Avenue for Sustainable Catering
When you choose Park Avenue Catering, you’re choosing a caterer that cares about the environment as much as it cares about the quality of its food. Contact us today to learn more about our sustainable practices and how we can make your next event a green one.