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Green Business Practices

February 18, 2015

As the leading green caterer in the Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia metro regions, La Prima Catering has received numerous certifications and recognitions, including top marks from the Green Restaurant Association and the Maryland Green Leadership Award.

For our day-to-day service in offices and conference sites, La Prima Catering strives to create a positive environmental impact. From the very start, we try to source as much of our seasonally available produce from our own garden, partner farms, and our new hydroponic system.

As our chefs prepare catered meals, all of the food scraps are saved and sent to our partners at Groundworks Farm. La Prima’s composting practices have helped up keep over ten thousand pounds of food waste out of landfills and reduce our water usage by over 25%. Our efforts have earned us the badge of a near-zero waste facility.

In addition, La Prima Catering is committed to using 100% renewable energy in all of our kitchens. In the past year we have also cut our electrical usage by nearly 20% with energy efficient appliances, new light bulbs and effective energy policies.

By switching to new delivery vehicles and adjusting our routes we have doubled our mileage and cut out greenhouse gas emissions in half. However, we cannot stop there! La Prima Catering is committed to spreading the word on sustainable services. With your meal, you will receive complimentary compostable plates, recyclable cutlery and serving utensils.

Are you interested in learning more about how to green your own corporate function? Visit La Prima Catering to see more about our corporate catering options.


"The food was absolutely amazing, everyone enjoyed everything. We actually ended up running out due to people going back in for seconds! Thank you so much for everything you guys do on behalf of the association. Also the delivery driver was great, he was prompt and made sure we had everything we needed. "

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