Absolutely 100% of our meats are raised without antibiotics or growth hormones. By establishing this as a standard for our meat purchasing and proving every supplier's claim, we are taking a giant step away from the factory farming methods that are creating trillions of SUPERBUGS every day. Many, if not most of these SUPERBUGS come from giant beef, pork, turkey and chicken producers. They get on the meat as it's being processed, in the water supply, on our crops, on farm workers bodies and clothes. Farm animals that are raised without antibiotics almost NEVER have these bacteria in or on them. That's why we serve only 100% RWA meats. Always.
As much as we try to avoid it, sometimes our restaurants have leftover food at the end of the day. Instead of throwing that food in the garbage, Sopraffina partners with Pacific Garden Mission, a local non-profit that provides hot food, safe shelter and lasting hope to men, women, and children experiencing homelessness. Excess food is picked up and donated multiple times a week from all 5 Sopraffina locations in our continuing effort to waste less, and donate more.
All our salmon and tuna are 100% sustainably harvested under rigid state and federal guidelines and certified as such from the boat to our distributor by the Marine Stewardship Council. You can't buy more sustainable fish. In addition, by reducing our water and energy consumption, eliminating the use of toxic chemicals and pesticides and sourcing locally whenever possible, we keep our rivers and oceans cleaner so they can continue to be a vital part of our food supply.
We have waste recycling programs in every Sopraffina and composting programs in several. Please participate. In addition, we use absolutely NO STRYROFOAM. We use absolutely NO POLYSTYRENE (#6) Most people don't realize this but Styrofoam is nothing more than expanded polystyrene. Both are extremely destructive to the planet and NEVER, EVER break down. Check your disposables...if they have the number 6 inside the recycling triangle, they're made from polystyrene...bad stuff. We try to recycle all our cardboard and plastic and 90% of all our paper products and 100% of all our cardboard boxes are made with recycled content, with a minimum of 30% post-consumer wastes. A lot of restaurants SAY they are “green” or “sustainable”, but very few can PROVE it. Every restaurant in the Rosenthal Group, including all 5 Sopraffinas, has gone through a rigorous process of documenting its sustainability efforts with GREEN SEAL, the preeminent independent environmental certification agency in the United States. Their standards include ongoing reviews of food products, cleaning supplies, disposables, equipment, energy and water use, waste handling, training, etc. For more information about the standards we are held to by GREEN SEAL, go to www.greenseal.org.