Our Corporate Responsibility
We genuinely care about the impact we have on our immediate and broader environment. So when you partner with us, know that you’re working with a team who are dedicated to not only giving you the best, but are committed to our social responsibilities as well.
SUSTAINABILITY : LITTLE INITIATIVES ADD UP TO BIG CHANGE!
Sustainability is fundamentally important to our catering company and as a team, we take a lot of pride in all of the little things that we do together to help us to be kinder to our environment. We begin with careful and meticulous planning of our menus to avoid food waste by using the freshest fruit and veggies handpicked from the Epping Markets, and taking advantage of what’s seasonally available. Over our 30 years in business, we’ve also build close relationships with our suppliers who continually offer us the best ethically produced produce, meaning good sustainability practices from the farm to the plate!
> actively composting and recycling
> using non toxic alternatives in place of commercial grade cleaning products in our kitchens
> eliminating non-recyclable packaging and protective materials and instead, delivering our delicious creations on reusable platters and / or containers
> using tree free cups, plates and cutlery made from bagasse sugarcane pulp (material left over from the process of squeezing sugar juice from sugar cane) for serving our items
sustainability is a daily practice for our company and the food we serve, and with each small initiative and every order, together we can make a huge difference!
IN THE COMMUNITY
The Catering Company has long standing relationships with several charitable organisations right here in Melbourne. Whether its providing healthy, nutritious meals to their hardworking staff, or donating our time, money and efforts to their individual causes, we are always looking for new opportunities to get involved in our community. In November, 2017 we were the event supporters of Sacred Heart Mission’s tenth anniversary Heart of St Kilda Concert at the Palais Theatre. There was a great feeling of spirit in the auditorium and a huge sense of unity and community which is what The Catering Company is all about.
“We are indebted to The Catering Company for the way in which you support this event and look after our guests so well.”
Sara Harrington – Sacred Heart Mission
MY ROOM and The Catering Company have been working together for the past 10 years.
MY ROOM is a volunteer – led group of passionate and dedicated people raising funds to improve the outcome for all children diagnosed with cancer in Victoria and, nationally. MY ROOM funds clinical trials, laboratory research, clinical care and family support to all families of young children diagnosed with cancer in Victoria.
We could not have such amazing success at many of our fundraisers without the pro bono support of The Catering Company. We believe that together we can beat childhood cancer.
Our Brand Partners
The strength of The Catering Company is achieved through having the right brand partners by our side, and these are just a few of the wonderful businesses that support and match our philosophy!
Bean Ground and Drunk locally roasts fair trade, organic and great tasting coffee. They believe, as do we, that it is important to know that your organic choices are endorsed with integrity by Australia’s leading organic certifier – Australian Certified Organic (ACO). Together with their Fairtrade accreditation, you know you’re buying coffee that looks after the communities of growers around the world.
Tea Tonic teas are fun, clever and are designed to rejuvenate, relax and nourish on a cellular level and stimulate the whole body. To add to that, they are free from fertilisers, herbicides, pesticides and drenches and are certified organic. So you can drink your tea with integrity!
We made the choice to switch to plant based, compostable and biodegradable packaging products through the Tree Free. Co. Made from sugar cane pulp, they’ve allowed us to ditch a huge amount of plastic and give back to the earth what we take.