San Chez Bistro - Responsible Restaurant Initiatives
Responsible Restaurant Initiatives for San Chez Bistro


At San Chez, being "green" is not just a trend. It is the very heart of who we have been for two decades....and always will be.


For the past 22 years San Chez Bistro has been on the leading edge of programs and technologies that minimize our carbon footprint. Our sustainability efforts range from green energy to minimizing our waste stream to recycling fryer oil.

Green Initiatives by San Chez BistroToday our recycling and composting program is among our more important "green" initiatives because it has the greatest impact and broadest involvement within our community. Currently we recycle 19.5 tons of mixed materials and compost 83 tons of organic material every year. These two programs effectively divert 91% of our waste stream from landfills and incinerators and eliminates an estimated 112.5 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere and soils.

Our commitment to be a responsible restaurant does not stop with the "three Rs" - reduce, reuse, and recycle. We also work hard to support local businesses by incorporating locally produced ingredients and organic products into our culinary creations. The unpredictability of Mother Nature, the changing seasons and the demands of a high-volume restaurant require us to partner with our local producers and work together on a sustainable plan of action. Not only does this offer our guests the best possible quality, but it also helps them feel good about their dining experience at San Chez.

We are part of the Green Power Partnership which is a voluntary program that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency developed to encourage organizations to buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with purchased electricity use. See Our Green Power Partnership Certificate from the EPA. We are also part of WasteWise, click here for more information.

The Greener Restaurants program also provides guidance to restaurants on how to implement environmentally-friendly practices. See Our Greener Restaurants Certificate from the National Restaurant Association.

Environmental Initiatives

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