(Hint: it’s all about the people!)
Food service operator Just Fare in Oakland and Emeryville is known for their delicious office and event catering menus, with favorites like tahini chicken, poke tofu brown rice bowls, and other world cuisine flavors. (tablehopper checked out their Mediterranean spread last summer and loved it!) With monthly menus inspired by beloved local chefs and organizations like La Cocina, their offerings never get boring.
Besides their delicious food, Just Fare also does good for people and the planet, prioritizing locally grown, organic ingredients from women- and BIPOC-owned independent farms. They are also trailblazing action against food waste—a problem the catering industry in particular struggles with. In the past three years, Just Fare prevented 4.5 tons of food waste, saving the company close to $35,000 and earning them an award from local public agency StopWaste. What’s their key to success? Read more.