Use A Certified Green Catering Service

What Is It?

Green caterers prepare and serve food with minimal impact on the environment. For examples, they may use biodegradable containers, recycle frying oil as biofuel, and use paper packaging instead of plastics. Certified green catering companies implement a variety of sustainable operations; recycling, reducing waste, optimize water usage, and improve energy efficiency. Caterers may obtain their green certification from associations like the Green Restaurant Association.


Hiring a green-caterer is consistent with sustainable practices, and may improve the business’ green image and attract more clients. In addition, green-caterers has lower associated costs for doing business due to less waste and water, and pass on those cost-savings to its customers.

Examples of Green Caterers in the Boston Area

Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • Federal Reserve
  • Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP
  • John Hancock/Manulife Financial
  • New England Aquarium
  • Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
  • Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
  • Veolia

Financing Options, Incentives, And Rebates

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