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LONDON—The first international restaurant rating system that enables diners to choose restaurants that match their sustainability priorities wherever they are in the world was launched recently by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA). Some of the best restaurants in the world have already completed the SRA rating and a number of others have committed to doing so. Narisawa, the two Michelin-starred restaurant in Tokyo, won the Sustainable Restaurant Award, sponsored by Zacapa, at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants this year, by achieving the highest score among the 50 Best Restaurants to complete the SRA’s new Global Rating survey. Noma, in Denmark and 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, in Hong Kong, completed the top three in this award. The SRA’s Global Sustainability Rating means diners in New York, Paris, Tokyo or Sydney for example, who care about where their food comes from, how restaurants manage their energy, waste and water and how they treat their staff, can check their credentials.
MENOMONEE FALLS, WIS.—Expanding on its line of hot and cold food wells, Alto-Shaam has added a selection of round wells to provide better food storage, display and quality. These hot soup wells use Alto-Shaam’s Halo Heat technology and EcoSmart design to help save on the bottom line.
OSHKOSH, WIS.—Continental Girbau Inc. recently partnered with RJ Kool Co., a full-service laundry distributor headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. As a result, RJ Kool now provides Girbau Industrial products to high-volume laundries throughout Missouri, Kansas, Southern Illinois and Northern Oklahoma. Girbau Industrial is a brand of Continental Girbau Inc.
SAN JOSE, CALIF.—In partnership with City Bees, The Fairmont San Jose’s Sustainability Team have installed honey beehives on the hotel’s rooftop. Beekeeper Robert MacKimmie will establish nascent beehives, each containing approximately 35,000 bees. When the beehives mature in four to eight weeks, they will each house up to 50,000 bees. “The cultivation of honey beehives marks the latest step in The Fairmont San Jose’s legacy of environmental stewardship,” says Kelley Cosgrove, general manager. “Pollinating insects play a critical role in maintaining natural plant communities and ensuring production of seeds in most flowering plants.” “By focusing on an under-utilized architectural feature, we are creating a new ecological niche, a support platform for pollinators re-inviting nature into an urban environment,” adds the hotel’s sustainability champ, Michael Miller. The beehives are estimated to produce approximately 100 pounds of honey which will be served to guests as part of the hotel’s commitment to offering local, organic, sustainable cuisine. This house-harvested honey will be used in soups, salad dressings, pastries, ice cream and desserts.
TRAVELERS REST, S.C.—EnviroPure Systems Inc., a world leader in the development of alternative technologies for organic food waste disposal, announces the appointment of Stefan Kahl as national sales manager. Kahn comes from the Atlanta division of U.S. Foods, where he has been specialist/category manager of non-foods/equipment & supplies for the past nine years.
NEW ORLEANS—The first annual Farm To Table International Symposium (F2Ti), featuring the brightest thought leaders and leading practitioners in the burgeoning farm-to-table movement, will be held in New Orleans, August 2 to 4, 2013. F2Ti explores the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of food and drink sourced locally to globally. Topics include farming and aquaculture, fisheries, sustainability, social and digital interactive media, food security and safety, food law and policy, food science and GMO, artisanal and slow food and drink, and fair trade. F2Ti is produced by the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in partnership with the SoFAB Institute. SoFAB documents and celebrates the food and drink of all cultures through exhibits, programming, and a range of media. SoFAB is home to several entities, among them the SoFAB Center for Food Law, Policy & Culture, the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, Museum of the American Cocktail, and SoFAB Media. F2Ti is the second exclusive trade show production of the Convention Center’s recently established Tradeshows and Conferences division.
PORDENONE, ITALY—Electrolux Professional announces the global launch of its Line 5000 series washer extractors and tumble dryers, designed to meet the most demanding needs of the hospitality laundry sector. The new Line 5000 range has been shaped with contributions from users and experts in the professional laundry field all over the world, whose insights and know-how helped drive improvements in product mechanics, ergonomics and design.
TROY, OHIO—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized ITW Food Equipment Group-North America (ITW FEG) with a 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. ITW FEG’s accomplishments are to be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March 26. An Energy Star Partner since 2008, this is the fourth year that ITW FEG has received the Sustained Excellence award.
NATIONAL REPORT—Air curtains, also known as air doors, can play an important role in a hotel’s energy conservation strategy—especially hotels with foodservice operations. In use for almost a century now, air curtains have become more sophisticated and effective in recent years and the number of applications for them has grown. Air curtains can now be used in entryways—both in the front and back of the house—with walk-in coolers, warewashers, and even in laundry areas. Air curtains help to contain heated or air conditioned air, and are essential in stopping the infiltration of flying insects, dust and dirt. Air curtains employ a controlled stream of air aimed across an opening to create an air seal. This seal separates different environments, while allowing a smooth, unhindered flow of traffic and unobstructed vision through the opening. “Air curtains blow an air stream in an engineered pattern to the floor,” says Stephen J. Benes, sales manager with Berner International, which has been making air curtains in the United States since 1956.
CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes National Energy Technologies as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. National Energy Technologies is a commercial facility conservation consultant specialist. The company introduces, prices, procures and coordinates installation of specifically targeted technologies designed to maximize utility savings with the shortest ROI.
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