The April 2012 issue of On-Campus Hospitality, published by Executive Business Media, features Los Altos-based Epicurean Group which runs the Bay View Café at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on the campus of the University of California-Berkeley.
The Epicurean Group uses organic, sustainable products that are sourced within 150 miles of their kitchens. It also buys carbon credits to offset their catering vehicles and promotes composting.
Along with GreenTown Los Altos, the Epicurean Group, led by CEO Mary Clark Bartlett, founded a Business Co-Op in 2010 which allows members to purchase compostable take-out containers, utensils and cups at competitive rates. The Co-Op is free and open to all restaurants, businesses, food service suppliers, organizations or individuals, in any city or location. All participants receive a 25% discount off the retail price of World Centric products.