(Pittsburgh, PA – February 16, 2017) Kimberley Ashlee Catering announced February 15, 2017 that it has earned the Gold Plate of designation as a Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant. A Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant demonstrates commitment to managing the social and environmental impacts of its operations as central to its strategy for business success.
Administered by Sustainable Pittsburgh, Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant is a new performance program that recognizes restaurants for implementing practices that are simultaneously benefitting the environment, economy, and society. Developed with regional experts and industry insights, the program features 149 sustainable actions from which a restaurant can freely choose. It is tailored for restaurants in southwestern Pennsylvania that are working to save money, bring in more customers, conserve resources, serve vibrant communities, and make a valuable contribution to local and regional food systems.
To help ensure a vigorous program and give proper credit where it is due, Sustainable Pittsburgh requires a self-declared validation statement by the restaurant for each selected action within the performance assessment. Level of achievement is based on total points accumulated from all selected actions. Restaurants are recognized with one of five “plates” of Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant designation ranging from a “Starter Plate” to a “Platinum Plate.”
In earning the Gold Plate, Kimberley Ashlee Catering is acknowledged for its efforts in addressing areas such as energy efficiency, water use, healthy dining, sourcing responsibly, being active in the community, and providing a workplace that fosters employee growth. Details on how Kimberley Ashlee Catering is addressing these areas can be found on its profile through the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant website at www.sustainablepghrestaurants.org.
“Our commitment to using local ingredients is based on the philosophy that community and sustainability should be a priority in every business, especially small businesses,” said Kimberley Ashlee Catering’s owner, Kimberley Haugh.
“Sustainable Pittsburgh is excited to welcome Kimberley Ashlee Catering to the growing number of
designated Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants,” said Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant’s Program Manager, Rebecca Bykoski. “Kimberley Ashlee Catering’s commitment to ingraining sustainability as a core value allows it to cut costs while increasing business and setting an example for others to follow. We are proud to have Kimberley Ashlee Catering as part of the movement leading our region’s restaurant industry into a more prosperous future!”
In addition to providing recognition and creating a community of restaurants serving up sustainability in the region, the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program is a mechanism for identifying and sharing best practices in order to create a more environmentally and socially responsible restaurant industry and accelerate the success of our region.
Court Gould, Executive Director of Sustainable Pittsburgh, said, “The Pittsburgh region is receiving the attention it deserves for having a booming restaurant industry and foodie movement. For restaurants that adhere to sustainable policies and practices, the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant designation provides a heightened way to showcase their accomplishments and also for them to be part of further distinguishing our region's restaurant industry's notoriety as both vibrant and sustainable.”
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For more information on the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant Designation, please visit www.sustainablepghrestaurants.org.
For more information on Kimberley Ashlee Catering, contact Kimberley Haugh, owner of Kimberley Ashlee Catering, at email@example.com or visit Kimberley Ashlee Catering’s website at kimberleyashleecatering.com
About Kimberley Ashlee Catering
Kimberley Ashlee Catering is a mobile catering company that operates out of a state-of-the-art mobile kitchen. Their kitchen operates at the event site which will guarantee you the freshest food for your intimate gathering or celebration. Kimberley Ashlee Catering strongly believes in creating the perfect menu with local ingredients and international flare.
Kimberley Ashlee Catering is a small, local company that gives each client dedication and loyalty, but delivers the consistency and quality of a large outfit thanks to our years of experience in the hotel and restaurant industry. It believes in teamwork and family as much as it believes in exceeding its clients’ expectations through exceptional cuisine and service. The team strives to create memorable experiences for each individual that comes across Kimberley Ashlee Catering.
About Sustainable Pittsburgh
Sustainable Pittsburgh affects decision-making in the Pittsburgh region to integrate economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental quality bringing sustainable solutions for communities and businesses. Over the past 17 years, Sustainable Pittsburgh has proven adept at building coalitions for the policy and practice of sustainable development for southwestern
Pennsylvania. SP educates and engages decision-makers and in turn elevates expectations for integration of the 3Es (environment, social equity, and economy) among government, businesses, nonprofits and academia.