We source local, seasonal, organic ingredients featuring sustainably farmed produce, meats, seafood and wines.
We offer our clients the ability to socially offset their catering event with cost effective matching meals for those in need.
We serve San Francisco’s excellent tasting, pure quality tap water from the Hetch Hetchy reservoir whenever possible to reduce plastic packaging of bottled water.
We prefer reusable service wares and offer 100% compostable products when applicable.
We are committed to waste management and landfill deferment and offer zero-waste event services as well as carbon offset programs.
We create an efficient food waste management system that decreases methane emission and reduces our carbon footprint.
We engage our purveyors and environmental experts, such as The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, regarding the most current options for sustainable, organic ingredients and products.
We fuel our licensed event catering trucks with BioDiesel20, which reduces emissions by 14 percent.
We use eco-friendly cleaning agents for dishwashing and facility sanitation.
We're constantly creating drought-friendly menus to mitigate our environmental impact. Download our Drought Watch Food Guide for a list of foods and ingredients that are the best choices (require very little water), and those to use sparingly (good options), and to avoid as much as possible with regard to water conscious menu planning.
Global Gourmet contributes a percentage from every event we cater to help fund carbon offset and water restoration projects through our partnership with TerraPass.
Global Gourmet provides ongoing education for our team and clients regarding water issues and consumption and identifying which food ingredients are considered best choices to use, and which to avoid during this time of drought.
Global Gourmet’s annual goal is to help restore a minimum of 28,750,000 gallons of water (the equivalent of 44 Olympic-sized pools) as well as offset at least 1,610,000 lbs of C02 emissions (the equivalent of 26,640 five-gallon propane tanks).
We participate in San Francisco’s SF Greasecycle Program, which re-purposes used vegetable oil, creating BioFuel used to fuel San Francisco’s alternative-fueled vehicles such as public busses and utility trucks.
Global Gourmet donates left-over food to San Francisco Bay Area food bank organizations, such as Foodrunners.
We are thrilled to be the inaugural large-scale catering partner with Copia, the remarkable surplus food diversion organization that is bringing their mission to food service providers throughout the Bay Area:
* We use technology to streamline the process of food donation and distribution, effortlessly enabling Global Gourmet and its clients to feed those in need.
* We empower you to become a local food hero by sharing your surplus food with shelters, churches, and other nonprofits in need.
We recycle and compost in our kitchen, office and at every event in which we are involved.
Our staff is committed and trained to further reduce the impact of our footprint on our planet.
Global Gourmet partners with other local eco-friendly Bay Area businesses and vendors such as florists, venues, event designers, photographers, lighting and transportation companies who also follow green catering practices.