Sustainable Kitchens provides the perfect alternative to food service operators looking to elevate their programs without hiring a top-salary executive chef or contracting out. We’ll help you become
self-operated and let you reap the rewards!
Sustainable Kitchens offers a simple fee structure that enables you to pay for work as it happens rather than shelling out money for results you have not yet seen. We ask for a modest down payment up front but from there, you simply pay as we go. Together, we will create a schedule for the project with deadlines and goals so you can see progress as it happens. You can also cancel the project at any time and be eligible for a refund of a portion of what you’ve paid.
Sustainable Kitchens offers the following unique and exciting services:
On-Site Culinary Testing
One of the greatest challenges to bringing “real” food to a non-commercial food service operation is that sometimes your culinary team does not have the necessary skills to cook from scratch because they’ve never had to before. We will design and teach a comprehensive culinary basic training course tailored to the needs of your operation. The course will include demonstrations, hands-on culinary training, as well as, written and practical exams.
Moving to a menu comprised entirely of unique and scratch-made recipes can seem like a daunting task. Our skilled chefs will not only conceive and develop an archive of recipes just for your operation, but we will involve you in the process. You will be able to taste a variety of things and zero in on the best versions of those eye-catching and mouth-watering dishes that your kitchen or restaurant will be known for.
In the midst of a sweeping transformative change, it can be hard to keep everyone on the same page. Our complete, concise and colorful employee handbooks will serve as a quick reference guide and easy-to-navigate tool for all the members of your team to understand exactly what the mission of your operation is, as well as, your expectations of them.
Development of Brand DNA
One of the most common pitfalls of any food service operation is not knowing your identity or where you fit into the marketplace. Through one of our fun DNA Branding Sessions, we will zero in on exactly who your customer is and what they expect from you. This serves as an invaluable jumping-off point for your menu design, social media presence, and everything from your dining room to your name to be re-evaluated.
Policy and Procedure Development
It’s certainly not the sexiest part of a food service transformation but it is an extremely important one. From food safety to work place conduct, we will create and implement all the necessary Policies and Procedures in order to ensure that your team is upholding the highest standards of, not only your organization, but local and state food code.
In order to maintain continuity through what will be a challenging transformation, Sustainable Kitchens will employ a series of essential operational protocols and processes. These can include Order Guides, Closing Checklists, Deep Cleaning lists, Prep Sheets, Employee Evaluations and any other Operational Communications we, together, deem necessary to have the best chance of long-standing success!
It should be no surprise that the implementation of “sustainable” practices is where we at Sustainable Kitchens get really excited! It can have a tremendous impact on the morale of your staff and the support of your customers to know that you are sourcing locally, renewing your waste, or even preparing food with ingredients grown on your own property. Whether composting, sourcing locally, or implementing on-site farms, sustainability is our bread and butter!
Marketing Campaigns and PR
Once you’ve created a world class food service program, you’ll want the world to know! Sustainable Kitchens will help you get the word out to your customers that new, better-for-you food is now available. We’ll do this through a strategic campaign of ad placement, demonstrations at trade shows and events, and through our long list of media contacts, we will work to get your story in print, on the radio and on television!