Green Restaurant Certified

The Green Restaurant Association provides a way for clients to measure a restaurant or catering company’s environmental accomplishments by using 25 years of research to measure how a company performs across seven categories:

  1. Water efficiency
  2. Waste reduction and recycling
  3. Sustainable durable goods and building materials
  4. Sustainable food
  5. Energy
  6. Reusable and environmentally preferable disposables
  7. Chemical and pollution reduction

Root and Stem Catering and DC Greenleaf is proud to be a Level 1 Certified Green Caterer™.

eat REAL Certified business

eatReal is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization dedicating to fighting diet-related disease by realigning the food service industry’s incentives with consumers’ health interests. It was launched by the US Healthful Food Council.

Our certification with eatREAL demonstrates our commitment to providing healthy options, cutting down or eliminating fried and processed foods, and using local and sustainable organic vendors.

REAL stands for Responsible Epicurean Agricultural Leadership.

  1. Responsible: Food and beverage options provide health benefits.
  2. Epicurean: Preparation maintains or enhances healthfulness of food.
  3. Agricultural: Food is sourced with a focus on quality, sustainability, and animal welfare standards.
  4. Leadership: Establishment demonstrates best practices and enables better choices.

Our certification means that we were audited for both health and sustainability by a Registered Dietitian and by the US Healthful Food Council.