Green Practices

Root and Stem Catering is Virginia’s only 3 Star Green Restaurant Certified caterer!  Go to  for a list of Green Restaurant Certified companies.  We currently employ many Green practices as an environmentally responsible company including:


Ensuring all of our disposable plates & flatware are 100% biodegradable and made from recycled post consumer waste


Asking our purveyors to provide us with organic, locally grown produce and proteins whenever available


Offering all of our clients our line of reusable platters and serve ware


Recycling all empty bottles and plastic waste at our events


Recycle cardboard, paper, glass, aluminum and plastic at our kitchen. As well as recycle used cooking oil for biofuel and composting our food waste for local farms


Offer our cafe clients our used coffee grounds as garden mulch, encouraging home gardening


Emailing our clients proposals, bills, invoices and almost all correspondence to cut down on paper and ink usage

Zac:  Many compliments yesterday and today about the food..  Also wanted to let you know that practically everyone raved about week’s fried chicken!  It was a big hit!