Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Catering Success Tips


As the world is getting warmer, and warmer, we have a responsibility to do what we can to prevent any more environmental damage. Here are some easy-to-digest ideas that can truly make an impact on the world.

  1. Use wooden, compostable utensils. Of course silverware, and plating have to be applied for higher profile events, but replacing plastic utensils with wooden or bamboo materials is a step in the right direction
  2. Consider switching your catering fleet to electric powered vehicles. This is a costly endeavor but in the next 20 years, we will see eclectic vehicles being the standard. B. Lin Catering, located in Washington, D.C., has recently updated their fleet to an electric vehicle. They said it was one of the best decisions they could have made as a company! 
  3. Composting. If you can compost any leftover food from your meals, or scraps, that would be ideal. Composting is heavily rewarded in this community and incredible for the planet. 
  4. White table linens stained and useless. Guess again, create new colors by dying your tablecloths to rescue them and avoid throwing them out.
  5. Grow your own herbs. Having a full blown garden while managing a kitchen is a lot harder than it looks. So start small, have a herb garden that you can get fresh mint, rosemary, scallions, or really anything you want right on your business property. Of course you have to make sure it’s certified and disease free before serving anything to clients, but that’s one less delivery truck having to make a stop. 


Now is the perfect time to reduce your carbon footprint while stepping into a more green future. Come on caterers, we got this! 

Video: B. Lin Catering, Washington, D.C., Arin Noble, COO