Tuesday, February 16, 2010

CIA's St. Andrews Café is a Certified Green Restaurant

The Green Restaurant Association has named St. Andrew's Café on The Culinary Institute of America's (CIA) Hyde Park campus a Two-Star Certified Green Restaurant. The restaurant earned the certification through efforts to be environmentally conscious in areas including food sourcing and purchasing, energy usage, waste disposal and water usage.
Giovanni Agnitti, Corey Bourassa, and Corey Siegal making pickled vegetables at Andrew's Café

St. Andrew's Café is currently transitioning into a sustainable restaurant. As part of this process, the dining room will also be redesigned to be more eco-friendly. The new front of the house for St. Andrew's will feature low VOC paints and furniture created from recycled or sustainable natural resources, as well as a number of modifications throughout the dining room to improve energy usage. The dining room is expected to be unveiled in August 2010.

Founded in 1990, the Green Restaurant Association develops guidelines and certification standards in support of its mission--to create an environmentally sustainable restaurant industry. For more information, visit www.dinegreen.com.

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