Committed to sustainability

FIRST CHICAGO CATERER

to eliminate single-use

plastic straws

TONS OF FOOD

is composted by Food For Thought each year

PLUS POUNDS OF OIL

is from our kitchen has been

converted into biodiesel

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© Copyright 2019 Food For Thought

Sustainability & sourcing

Root-to-stalk sustainable. Root-to-mouth tasty.

We have a philosophy that tasty food should still be sustainable food. By working on multiple forefronts of sourcing and sustainability efforts we have found it’s about what we cook, how we cook it and how we eat it. Food For Thought continuously works to provide you with the freshest, most sustainable and wholesome foods across our range of services.

 

"We do not own this planet;

we borrow it from our children."

1. OFFER CLIENTS LOWER IMPACT SELECTIONS IN OUR MENUS INCLUDING:

Vegetable-Forward Dishes

Cage-Free Eggs

Ethically-Sourced Ingredients

Responsibly-Sourced Seafood

2. UTILIZE LOCAL MIDWEST PRODUCERS AND SEASONAL ITEMS WHENEVER POSSIBLE

3. SUPPLY SUSTAINABLE SERVICEWARE, PLATES, CUPS, AND FLATWARE

4. WORK TO REDUCE THE FOOD INDUSTRY'S WASTING OF 1/3 OF ALL FOOD PRODUCTS PRODUCED

5. CONTINUOUSLY EDUCATE OUR STAFF AND CUSTOMERS TO CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE

LOW IMPACT PARTNERS

 
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THE JUST EGG

After years of development by Michelin-starred chefs and world-class product developers, the JUST Egg is here. Made entirely from plants, it's packed with clean, sustainable protein, and scrambles and tastes like eggs.

COLLECTIVE RESOURCE

Women-owned, Evanston-based Collective Resource is a food scrap pickup service that aims to reduce the amount of waste brought to landfills. Through their residential and commercial clients, an average 20 tons per week of food waste is diverted from landfills.

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VERTERRA ECO-FRIENDLY SERVINGWARE

Our dinnerware is made from fallen palm leaves, steam, heat, and pressure. No plats or trees are cut or harmed in the process. VerTerra products are BPI-certified compostable and naturally biodegradable.

As of 2019, 100% of the shell and liquid eggs in Food for Thought's supply chain are cage-free.

Cage-free hens have the ability to walk, spread their wings, and lay their eggs in nests - all vital, natural behaviors that are denied to cage-confined hens.

 

Food For Thought committed to sole use of cage-free eggs in 2017 in support of our belief that tasty food should be sustainable food.