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3 Ways Culinary Wise Operates Green Restaurants in Dallas

3 Ways Culinary Wise Operates Green

We are Culinary Wise, the parent brand of eco-friendly restaurants and catering services in the Dallas metroplex. Our company as an entity honors 4 pillars: Quality, Customer Experience, Social Responsibility, and Green Initiatives. We believe the quality of the vision, the people, and the food matter. The customer experience is not about us, it’s about you. We own the social responsibility to take an active role in our communities. All of our concepts operate with green initiatives top of mind, and we make proactive decisions that lessen our environmental impact.

So what do “green initiatives” really mean and what are the CW concepts actively doing each day to walk the talk? 

At Culinary Wise, we are passionate about creating a positive impact on the environment and practicing green initiatives in several ways - through changes big and small. Whenever possible, we use recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable products. This includes our takeout containers all the way to our paper towels. We help reduce waste through composting and have worked to become more energy-efficient, and are committed to participating in ecological projects, causes, and events. The CW restaurant concepts are some of only a few Dallas restaurants to carry the title of Certified Green. 

What’s is a Certified Green Restaurant?

In comparison to other local Dallas restaurants, this distinction is given by the Green Restaurant Association and our restaurants follow stringent guidelines to uphold our certification. Our Certified Green Restaurants that are committed to green dining in Dallas include: State & Allen, Maple Landing, and Nodding DonkeyWe’ve compiled a list of 3 ways Culinary Wise operates green certified restaurants in Dallas:

  • Why do we ask if you want water?

No, we aren’t being stingy – we’re being green! Our restaurant staff asks if you want water with your meal not only to conserve water but to conserve the energy used to make ice and wash your glass.

  • Free coffee sounds good, right? 

When you bring your own coffee mug to the best brunch in Dallas (ours), we’ll fill it up for free! This helps conserve the energy used to run the commercial dishwashers. We enjoy encouraging our patrons to do their part to help our planet along with us. Every little thing that we do makes a big difference! Thanks for doing your part!

  • Why do we offer compostable take-out “Ecotainers”?

Another important move that we've made has to do with our paper products. We use recycled paper and supplies in our office, and, on the customer side, we've started buying Ecotainer products. Unlike traditional packaging, Ecotainer products use a plastic lining made from plants. All products are compostable. Our plastic bags come from, and they are 100% biodegradable and will not harm the environment when they decompose. They're made with natural bioplastic polymers. 

As a parent company, Culinary Wise believes in creating environmentally friendly restaurants that operate with green initiatives top of mind. Make a reservation at State & Allen, Maple Landing or Nodding Donkey today to see what we’re doing to make an impact!