La Prima Food Group recently received the 2013 Maryland Green Leadership Award. This prestigious award is a validation of our ongoing efforts to create a culture of sustainability throughout our company.
“This Award honors the highest level of commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable business practices,” said Secretary Robert M. Summers, Maryland Department of the Environment. “La Prima Catering truly demonstrates the leadership our state needs to help build a sustainable future.”
La Prima was recognized as an industry leader in sustainable practices such as:
- Gardens and Partner Farms: Each week our kitchens include farm fresh, organically grown produce in all meals. In addition, the special events division, Catering by Seasons, specializes in farm to table celebrations with produce, fruit, meats, dairy and flowers sourced locally from our sustainable partner farms.
- Energy Independence: La Prima’s Maryland kitchens operate using renewable Wind energy credits from Clean Currents. Through the use of wind power, we are able to reduce dependence on coal and other non-renewables.
- Environmental education: One of the most important parts of La Prima’s Green Leadership is proactive education of staff, clients and the community. Farm ‘field trips’, garden training sessions, company-wide environmental statements and kitchen evaluations allow us to create a “culture of sustainability” among employees. Staff are also able to relay useful information to clients, family and the surrounding community, truly bringing their work home and taking the company’s green efforts to heart.
“We are extremely proud that our ongoing efforts to be the greenest, most sustainable caterer in Maryland and the entire Mid-Atlantic region have been recognized by this prestigious award,” said La Prima President Dave Evans. “I am honored to accept this award on behalf of our hard-working staff and our loyal customers, who consistently demonstrate their commitment to delicious, healthful, locally sourced and elegant food and events.”
To learn more about the awards and the other winners, please take a look at the Maryland Green Registry website: http://mde.maryland.gov/marylandgreen/Pages/LeadershipWinners.aspx
We look forward to continuously improving our environmental efforts in the years to come.