Exciting Opportunity - Foodservice Sustainability Grant

Thought I would share this exciting opportunity:

As an HCFS Fellow, I wanted to share news with you regarding the 2009 Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability (HCFS) $5,000 grant award, as now is the time to prepare your application. The industry-wide award recognizes and supports the most innovative and best-executed foodservice or food retail sustainability project of the year. All submissions must be received by August 31, 2009.


Your application will be judged by the HCFS Fellows, an independent group of experts in foodservice sustainability, including last year's grant winner, Scott Berlin, UC Santa Cruz’s director of hospitality and dining. An application to submit your case study, as well as the official rules for the grant program, is available at www.hcfsforum.com. The winning foodservice or food retail sustainability project will be selected on its success in addressing one or more of these objectives:                     

  • How the operation reduced energy/water use.
  • How the operation reduced creation of wastewater or solid waste.
  • How the operation implemented Farm-to-Fork programs or other combined programs.

The $5,000 grant will be awarded at the 2009 Greenbuild Expo in Phoenix, AZ, November 11-13. The recipient will be invited to the Greenbuild Expo and will be invited to become an HCFS Fellow.
Any individual, company or organization in the foodservice industry in the U.S. can enter. This award is given annually by the Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability, a nonprofit, industry-wide forum established to provide thought leadership and counsel for the foodservice industry's drive for sustainable design. More information is available at www.hcfsforum.com or by contacting hobart@hsr.com or 513.346.3436.