This creative catering company uses left over coffee grounds for its coffee vinaigrette and herbs from the community garden. For Newscorp’s “zero waste” event, it designed a three-course meal using only five ingredients. Now they’re expanding to consulting, showing other companies how to reduce waste.
Two ideas drive sustainable catering and event company Dan The Man Cooking in Sydney.
- First, every byproduct of one process can be a resource for another.
- Second, luxurious and delicious catering can be a force for good.
“As soon as we looked at creative ways to reduce waste, the creativity affected other parts of the business,” Dan the Man’s managing director Ilana Cooper says.
“The key driver was to keep the diner at the centre of everything. So if you’re planning a complex event like a wedding, or something simpler like the flow of a corporate function, we always start with what will make the best experience for the eater.”
Dan the Man Cooking is the first and only catering company in Australia to be BCorp certified.