5 Practical Ways to Avoid Food Waste
Inclusivity is part of our fabric at Sifted, from how we hire and work with our staff to the food we serve. We are so proud of our team, and appreciate and love your uniqueness and individuality.
Today on the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, we wanted to take the time to celebrate Pride. We honor and affirm all of our LGBTQ+, gender fluid, and non-binary employees.
Spring Cleaning (Your Fridge)
At Sifted, we take pride in our dedication to sustainability and making a positive impact on the environment. One of the top ways we are doing this is through becoming a zero food waste company. This means that none of the food we serve gets thrown away. By locally sourcing produce, composting in our kitchens, and donating uneaten food to people who need it through our partnership with Copia, we are able to eliminate food waste and benefit the environment!
Earth Day Everyday
Starting off the year with healthy eating can be one of the most helpful spring cleaning activities to do for yourself. Eating clean can give you increased energy, enhanced mood, and the ultimate gain, a longer life. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by starting in your own kitchen and with your own groceries. Although it may seem daunting, cleaning up your diet doesn’t have to be difficult, and you may even have fun in the process.
What is Food Waste?
At Sifted, observing our environmental impact is rooted in everything we do. We work to minimize food waste at every turn, to eat mindfully, and to appreciate all those involved in growing and preparing it. We believe every day is earth day, and we’re happy to share our journey with each of you.
Meet Denver's Head Chef, Kevin!
At Sifted, we pride ourselves on being a company committed to protecting the health and wellness of the environment and communities we serve. We are the first catering company to launch a national, portfolio wide food donation program that feeds thousands of people in need through our partnership with Copia. With Copia’s help, we are able to safely and easily deliver 100% of our uneaten food to nearby nonprofits who need it. Not only does this meet the needs of underserved communities, but this also benefits the environment by eliminating food waste!
Going Green in the Office
When you meet Kevin Barthelemy you will quickly find out that he is extremely passionate about life… and food. I had the opportunity to chat with Kevin and talk to him about his experience as a chef. What was evident, even over the phone, was that Kevin has an exuberant attitude towards life and his desire to put his all into everything he does - including being Sifted’s Denver head chef!
Meet Ashwin: Our Atlanta Head Chef
It’s 2019! This year we are making daily changes to live more environmentally friendly. Since we do spend a significant portion of our time at the office, it's important that we bring our “green” efforts into the workplace too.
Sifted recently moved headquarters into its own office space! With the help of our office administrator, we have taken steps to make it as eco-friendly as possible. Here are some of our eco-friendly office hacks.
Sifted is making a commitment to Zero Food Waste
Meet Sifted’s Atlanta head-chef, Ashwin!
He’s held head chef positions at some of the most prestigious locations in the Atlanta area and at only 24 years old became the youngest chef manager at corporate caterering company, Compass. Now he leads a team of amazing cooks in Sifted’s Atlanta kitchen and is responsible for some of the fantastic menus you’re enjoying today, such as the new Jamaican Jerk Chicken menu. We sat down with Ashwin to find out about his journey to becoming a professional chef.
Sweet Auburn Ave
At Sifted, we are committed to being a company that protects the health and wellness of the environment and the communities around us. That’s why we have decided to take our vision to new heights by becoming the first catering company to launch a national, portfolio-wide food donation program that will feed thousands of people in need in communities across the country.
Meatless Mondays in February - Join us!
In the past 4 years, Sifted has grown from a simple idea in the brains of Kimberly and Jess (our fearless leaders) into a national company, with 300+ employees serving lunch to companies all across the US. We love each of our amazing cities, and today we want to highlight one in particular, Atlanta, specifically one street, Auburn Ave. Sifted HQ is lucky enough to call this street home.
After Sifted HQ’s recent office move, we found ourselves on Auburn Avenue in the middle of the Sweet Auburn Historic District, an area rich with history.
Wellness Tips for a Healthier, Happier Office
At Sifted, we care about the bigger picture. Providing amazing service and delivering delicious lunches is important, but we also care about our impact on the health of our eaters and our environment around us. To do our part, we’ve made it our resolution to offer healthy and environmentally friendly policies to our partners. The first program we are offering is a Meatless Monday option for the month of February. Let your lunch coordinator know if you are interested in joining us.
Meet Sifted's New Directors
It’s early January. People are ready to work. They’re thinking about clean-eating and staying “on the grind.” But as February comes around, the hype and motivation tend to dissipate. The congestion of morning commutes leads to hunched shoulders bent over a computer screen and stress eating Cheese-It’s at the desk for lunch.
It’s definitely difficult to be an effective worker when the mind and body are not at 100 percent.
And while employees’ new year resolutions may lose some steam, a health-focused work environment can promote productivity and wellness all year long.
Eating Keto with Sifted’s Hilary!
Sifted hired two new directors to continue triple digit growth. The new Sifted team includes: Director of Operations, Bryan Droll, and Director of People Operations, Hilary Straw. The expansion of Sifted’s team comes as we prepare to maximize our market share in our current markets and plan additional market launches in early 2019.
Meet Our Denver Host/Urban Farmer: Alex Trahan
Keto is one of the hottest trends in the world of food and dietary restrictions today. Unlike other popular food movements, it has actually been around for years, since the 1920s. The Keto diet focuses on limiting carbohydrate intake, and encouraging fat-burning for energy. Although that may seem intimidating, it is actually one of the most achievable and socially friendly diets out there, according to Sifted’s Hilary Straw who has been Keto for eight months now.
Sifted City Guide: Places to Host Your Team for Holiday Happy Hour
At Sifted our teams consist of dynamic and diverse individuals who make us who we are. Many of our team members come from different walks of life, each with different passions and talents that they bring to their role at Sifted. From our host team to our sales team we are made up of actors, artists, scientists, and chefs, all who bring something unique and beautiful to Sifted.
One of our Denver hosts, Alex Trahan came to Sifted a year ago as he launched his new hydroponic farm business, The Urban Greenhouse.
Where to Give Back in Your City this Thanksgiving
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and also the perfect time to do something extra fun and festive with the team — beyond the holiday party.
We love being embedded in lively cities with plenty to enjoy all year round, but they definitely don’t disappoint when it comes to showing off their holiday flair. Leave the office behind one evening and put a festive spin on happy hour to bring the team together and celebrate the season. Check out these happy-hour locations in each Sifted city.
Finding Romance in Work: 3 Ways to Engage Employees
Thanksgiving, the name says it all. It’s a time for us to be thankful and give. At Sifted, we hate wasting and donate leftover food throughout the year, but Thanksgiving gives us an opportunity to do more. If you’ve been looking to give back, but haven’t found the right way to do it, here are some great organizations that are doing amazing things for their communities.
Aceable's Lunch Program Fuels Their High Growth Culture
There’s a honeymoon stage to every good thing, including a job. You’ve been a new hire before at some point, so you get it. When you start that job, you’re excited and ready to embed yourself in your work and new company. The honeymoon stage ends, inevitably, but that doesn’t mean work can’t be engaging long after the romance fades. Like every strong relationship, it’s about an evolving enjoyment and appreciation for where you are and who you’re with.
Follow Your Gut: Why You Need Probiotics + Prebiotics
From the beginning, Aceable's founders believed that a strong company culture was important. At just 55 employees, the company implemented an employee lunch program to bring the team closer together and provide time to share ideas, conversations, and a great meal. Since then, Aceable has grown to more than 100 employees, and weekly lunches are still a favorite culture benefit among Aceable team members old and new.
These days, trendy foods are simply trendy for their looks. More often than not, when you look closer at the hottest foods, you’ll find that there’s a health benefit associated to their rise in popularity (think smoothie bowls and golden milk). Digestive health is a huge trend this year, and with the rise of kombucha, apple cider vinegar concoctions and more, the word “probiotic” has begun to make its way into our everyday health vocabulary. And so has prebiotic. We break down the difference between the two, why they’re important to include in your diet and the best foods to buy to up your intake.