• Grow your own ingredients
  • Select seasonal produce
  • Partner with sustainable producers
  • Buy local
  • Buy in bulk
  • Buy produce with zero packaging
  • Buy “wonky” produce

In the kitchen

  • Repurpose undesirable food using techniques like fermentation or pickling
  • Use conduction hobs where possible
  • Use a combi oven (convection, steam and combination cooking) to save energy
  • Refrigerate using CO2 (R744) rather than other HFCs like R404a
  • Refrigerate away from hot kitchen areas
  • Complete an energy audit for the building/interior
  • Reassess your energy supplier
  • Replace old-fashioned lights with energy-saving LEDs
  • Inspect old appliances such as dishwashers
  • Service your boiler for optimal efficiency

Restaurant interior & exterior

  • Use a positive cradle-to-cradle approach
  • Design with end-of-life in mind – can the materials you use be disassembled easily?
  • Reuse previous tenants’ materials to cut down virgin material use and add authenticity
  • Specify materials with high recycled content
  • Specify local materials
  • Install energy efficient equipment
  • Ensure that all timber is certified as sustainable
  • Upcycle throw-away products into new materials or objects
  • Create an in-restaurant farm
  • Install solar panels (location dependent)

For advice on where to begin with your sustainability mission, information on cost-saving measures and more, contact our team today.

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