“Restaurants can make a big difference when it comes to conservation and taking simple, yet critical steps toward building more eco-friendly businesses,” said Bobby Coyote, owner of Dos Coyotes and CRA Sacramento chapter president.
Other topics covered at two half-day workshops will include energy efficiencies, recycling, composting, safe disposal of oils and fats and other topics of interest for the restaurant community. A panel discussion will feature prominent restaurateurs, including Coyote; Patrick Mulvaney, owner of Mulvaney’s B&L; Josh Nelson of Selland’s Family of Restaurants; and Andrea Lepore, owner of Hot Italian.
The event is free, and all restaurant professionals – as well as media – are welcome to attend. Morning (8:30 a.m.-noon) and afternoon sessions (1-4 p.m.) will cover the same content, with a vendor and resource fair slated for 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
“We are proud to help facilitate this first-ever event, especially considering what a critical time it is for natural resources our state,” said Brian Knirk, ARC’s culinary and hospitality management program director. “This will be an incredible forum for Sacramento restaurateurs to share best practices and take away some innovative ways to improve their businesses.”
- Business Environmental Resource Center Sustainable Business Certification Program (9-9:30 a.m.; 1:45-2:15 p.m.)
- Health care requirement update (9:40-10:10 a.m.; 1-1:30 p.m.)
- Green restaurant best practices (10:20-11:05 a.m.; 2:25-3:10 p.m.)
- Restaurateur panel (11:15 a.m.-noon; 3:15-4 p.m.)