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Corporate & Social Responsibility

Good for the customer. Good for the community. Good for the environment.

 

Philanthropy

Good for the community

Corporate Chefs, Inc. is a proud supporter of the following programs and organizations:

  • United Way
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Massachusetts Restaurant Association Culinary Sponsorship
  • Haverhill Community Center, Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • Haverhill High School Culinary & Special Education, Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • Lazarus House, Lawrence Massachusetts
  • The ARC of Greater Haverhill, Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • The Festival of Trees, Methuen, Massachusetts
  • Chamber of Commerce, Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • Thanksgiving Day Turkey Drive, Burlington County, New Jersey

 

Community Supported Agriculture

Good for the customer

Our partnerships with our CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) has supplied over 3,000 customers with locally and organically grown fruits and vegetables year-round. From Maryland to Massachusetts, our customers are receiving farm fresh product for their café while sampling the produce on our weekly menus.

“The CSA salad with the apples, fennel, and herbs on the salad bar today is AMAZING!! I enjoyed the roasted brussel sprouts, too.”

Check out:

WORLD PEAS
POTOMAC VEGETABLE FARM

Our Sourcing

Good for the Environment

We have sourced locally since the start of our company for a number of reasons:

  • Sourcing locally makes good financial sense
  • Sourcing locally reduces our carbon footprint
  • Sourcing locally supports the local economy by purchasing from independent small and medium sized businesses

We use the term local as referring to food sourced up to 50 miles away and continue to make every effort to promote a locally grown or manufactured item.

We proudly support and use over 40% of our food and beverage from local vendors.

As part of the Elior North America family of companies, we are committed to being a socially responsible organization. Elior North America has the privilege of serving more than one million meals each day to people across the United States. We take our responsibility seriously to be good corporate citizens and ensure our company positively impacts the people we serve while making a positive difference in our local communities. We are focused on rising global health issues, environmental challenges, decreasing amounts of food waste, and the need for ongoing employee development.

Our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) strategy was created by Elior Group to generate a positive foodprint from farm to fork by working closely with our suppliers, clients, guests and team members. This strategy is called the Elior Group Positive FoodPrint Plan™. It was built to encompass the entire value chain including sustainable ingredient sourcing, healthy food choices for our guests, food waste reduction and identifying opportunities to enable our team members to grow within our organization.

4 Commitments, 4 Goals

Help our guests to achieve good health by providing healthy choices and raising awareness

For 100% of our guests to be able to choose healthy and delicious food by 2025.

Improve procurement to increase the sustainability of our ingredients.

For 10 of our major ingredients to meet our sustainable and local sourcing criteria by 2025.

Innovate and collaborate to reduce food waste and other waste through our value chain, working towards a circular model.

Zero food waste to landfill by 2025.

Create and promote local jobs which are inclusive and help people to fulfill their potential.

For 70% of managers to come from internal promotions, contributing to personal advancement and diversity, by 2025.

Elior North America is proud to partner with suppliers in our local communities that adhere to responsible actions and practices. We foster transparent and collaborative relationships with our suppliers to ensure we are able to positively impact our clients, communities, team members and people that we serve each day.

We’re proud to partner with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program, and we’re working towards a commitment to purchase seafood from sources that minimize their environmental impact. Learn more at seafoodwatch.org.

To learn more about our corporate social responsibility strategy, please click here.

* Seafood Watch® is a registered service mark of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation.

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