Sustainability

Delicious, Sustainable Food

As one of the first restaurants in the area to embrace local and sustainable farming as a cornerstone of its mission, Bouquet’s menu is constantly evolving to utilize the best products from over fifty farmers and purveyors. Read more about these partnerships below.

Seafood Watch partners are helping transform the marketplace in favor of environmentally responsible fisheries and aquaculture operations. Join us in making a commitment toward sourcing ocean-friendly seafood.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program helps consumers and businesses choose seafood that’s fished or farmed in ways that support a healthy ocean, now and for future generations. Our recommendations indicate which seafood items are Best Choices or Good Alternatives, and which ones you should Avoid. Parent company to Seafood Watch.

Overfishing is one of the biggest threats our oceans face today. The Ocean Wise symbol next to a seafood item is our assurance of an ocean-friendly seafood choice. With over 700 Ocean Wise partners with thousands of locations across North America, the Ocean Wise seafood program makes it easy for consumers to make sustainable seafood choices that ensure the health of our oceans for generations to come.

Chefs Collaborative is a national nonprofit network with a mission to inspire, educate, and celebrate chefs and food professionals building a better food system.

STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES: Food is fundamental to life, nourishing us in body and soul. The preparation of food strengthens our connection to nature. And the sharing of food immeasurably enriches our sense of community. Good food begins with unpolluted air, land, and water, environmentally sustainable farming and fishing, and humane animal husbandry.

Food choices that emphasize delicious, locally grown, seasonally fresh, and whole or minimally processed ingredients are good for us, for local farming communities, and for the planet.

Cultural and biological diversity are essential for the health of the earth and its inhabitants. Preserving and revitalizing sustainable food, fishing, and agricultural traditions strengthen that diversity.

By continually educating themselves about sustainable choices, chefs can serve as models to the culinary community and the general public through their purchases of seasonal, sustainable ingredients and their transformation of these ingredients into delicious food.

The greater culinary community can be a catalyst for positive change by creating a market for good food and helping preserve local farming and fishing communities.

VISION: Sustainable practices will be second nature for every chef in the United States.

Chefs Collaborative was founded in 1993 by visionary chefs including John Ash, Rick Bayless, Susan Feniger, Nobu Matsuhisa, Nora Pouillon, Michel Romano, and Alice Waters. They acknowledged their leadership in the celebration of the pleasures of food, and they recognized the impact of food choices on our collective personal health, on the vitality of cultures and on the integrity of the global environment.

Today, Chefs Collaborative is a membership-supported national 501c3 nonprofit comprised of chefs, food professionals and a network of more than 40,000 influencers, friends and followers. Our network continues to drive the market for sustainable food by changing menus, changing lives, and demonstrating the many merits of doing so for all eaters.

Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance

A network of chefs defending food biodiversity across the world.
More than 400 chefs, from restaurants, bistros and street kitchens – in Albania, Italy, the Netherlands,Mexico and Morocco – who support small producers, the custodians of biodiversity, everyday by using products from Presidia projects and the Ark of Taste, as well as local fruits, vegetables and cheeses, in their
kitchens.

The chefs are requested to add the names of the producers to their menus, to give visibility to their work. The Alliance chefs travel, meet with one another, participate in events and cook together.

About the Snail of Approval

In order to help guide Cincinnatians, newcomers, and visitors to food that is good, clean and fair, Slow Food Cincinnati awards the Snail of Approval to those exceptional producers, purveyors and artisans who contribute to the Quality, Authenticity and Sustainability of the food Cincinnati. At every opportunity, we consider how these themes reflect the hallmark Slow Food values of food that is good, clean, and fair.