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Kick It Up A Notch: Tips for Eco-Friendly Tailgating

football-bioandchic-tailgatingFootball season is here, and if you are a football fan (or a caterer) this means tailgating season is here as well. From college football to the NFL, tailgating culture has gone extreme and the competition in parking lots has gotten fierce.  And menus today go waaay beyond burgers and dogs.

Unfortunately though, after the tailgating is over and people head into the stadiums, thousands of plastic cups, empty bottles, plates, and utensils litter the lot. The *Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that together the fans of NFL and college football games (65 million fans) generate more than 40 million pounds of trash per year.

To tackle this problem, the NFL as well as many colleges and universities across the country, are focusing on environmental issues and taking measures to make their stadiums “greener.”

Encouraging pregame partiers to use greener products and implementing ways for tailgaters to recycle are just a couple of ways to lessen the environmental impact.  Many universities, such as the University of Southern California, have initiated Zero Waste Tailgate programs.

Here Are 6  Easy **Green Tailgating Tips:


Choose eco-friendly biodegradable and compostable utensils, plates, and cups. A few examples include bamboo plates, cornstarch or wooden cutlery, sugarcane bowls, and paper cups. 


For on-site grilling, choose all natural briquettes made from environmentally friendly wood sources and renewable plant wastes like coconut husks. If grilling food on skewers, choose biodegradable bamboo or wood.


Create menus that use local, seasonal ingredients — there are so many delicious options in the Fall.


Prepare dishes ahead of time when possible, and transport in eco-friendly containers. Bio & Chic offers recyclable round paper buckets (click here).


By in bulk whenever possible, and avoid “snack” sizes to reduce packaging.


To reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill, use recycle and compost bins accordingly. All bottles, cans, cardboard, paper and plastic with #1-7 can be recycled.


Eco-friendly tailgating is made easy with Bio & Chic’s disposable takeout and tableware collection. To see the full collection, click here!

PLUS, for some tailgating recipes, click here.

Sources:

* Well Being Magazine (http://www.wellbeingmag.com/2014/09/green-your-tailgate-party)

** University of North Texas’s Mean Green Tailgating program (www.sustainable.unt.edu);  University of Southern California Zero Waste Tailgate Certification Program  (http://green.usc.edu/green-tailgate-tips)

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Fancy Wooden Cheese Trays

Cheese is trendy!

Whether it is for upscale events or casual parties, you know you will be a crowd-pleaser if you decide to serve cheese. Everyone – or pretty much everyone – loves cheese and if you serve it right it will definitely be a great hit!

If you are hosting, you want to make sure your presentation is appealing, functional and appropriate and that is when the Canada Wood Tray comes to mind. Available in 11 different sizes to fit any of your cheese needs, Wood Trays are the perfect cheese display solution! Why?

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  • Available with or without paper liner, they can all be shrink wrapped to conserve your cheese before your serve it and after the party if your guests didn’t eat it all.
  • They can be used in oven up to 440F/220C which mean you can warm up some of the soft cheeses – such as brie cheese – you will be serving right before serving them.
  • 100% biodegradable, it is the perfect eco-friendly display solution and is 100% natural and safe for your cheeses.

 

Not only cheese is the perfect appetizer for all your events, but it also makes a delicious presentation when served on wooden trays and coupled with a glass of wine.

charcuterieNow your last question might be: what do I serve cheese with? When it comes to accompaniments, always offer a selection of breads and crackers. Cheese is delicious but bread & cheese is the best combination of the world! You can also serve charcuterie, olives, fruits and other hors d’oeuvre in those same wooden trays. Not only will it match the cheese displays and look amazing but it will make the buffet complete and perfect.

If you had any doubt that cheese is the best appetizer you can serve, you now can be reassured and go for it!

Check out all of our other food packaging solutions at www.bioandchic.com

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Original Way To Serve Your Favorite Recipes – Food Boats

If you are reading this blog post, you probably enjoy to cook, work for or with someone who does or are simply a food lover, and you might be looking for smart and original way to serve food, whether it is for catering events, private parties or receptions of any kind. Problem is, you might not have a lot of time to be looking for original, stylish, and affordable tableware. Don’t you worry, here is an awesome product that will turn any dish into an exciting and fun looking one!

boats-bioandchic-blog-postI am of course talking about food boats. Made of wood or bamboo in the shape of a mini boat, they add this special touch to your dishes presentation and you can be sure your guests or clients will be impressed by their natural and fun look. Ideal to serve many recipes as they come in many sizes – it can fit small appetizers but also full meals with meat or fish – they are also very Eco-friendly as they are 100% natural and biodegradable! If you were looking for a way to “go green”, bamboo boats and wooden boats are definitely the best and easiest way to do so. And the best part is that you don’t have to worry about clean up because they are disposable. Yes, they are Eco-friendly disposable dishes!

210BJQ22-blogHow to choose between bamboo boats and wooden boats? Easy, it all depends on the look you are going for. The bamboo leaf is slightly more exotic while the pine has a more modern look. Both are very economical solution though and offer you a chance to show off your creative side when serving great looking meals.

Economical, original, functional and Eco-friendly… What else could you ask for when looking for new ways to serve your recipes?

Check out all of our other Eco-friendly products at www.bioandchic.com

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