Thursday, November 19, 2015

EPA Recognizes McCormick Place Food Service Provider for Outstanding Waste Reduction Efforts

SAVOR…Chicago remains committed to sustainable food service practices at the nation’s largest convention center

For Immediate Release 

CHICAGO, IL (November 19, 2015) — For the second consecutive year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized SAVOR…Chicago for outstanding waste reduction efforts in the category of Sports and Entertainment Venues for its initiatives at McCormick Place. SAVOR…Chicago is the food and beverage provider for McCormick Place.

SAVOR…Chicago was recognized for its use of sustainable material management practices to decrease wasted food at the nation’s largest convention center. SAVOR…Chicago was one of six winners in the category of “Data-driven Improvement by Sector” representing the highest percentage of wasted food diversion and prevention in their sector for 2014.

“The MPEA is committed to being at the forefront of sustainability throughout our food service operations and the convention campus,” said Lori Healey, CEO of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, owners of McCormick Place. “We are proud to set the standard for the meetings and convention industry and remain committed to upholding these environmentally- friendly standards for our customers and the environment as we continue to strive to further enhance innovation as it relates to sustainability.”

“SAVOR…Chicago is delighted to be recognized by the EPA for our ongoing efforts to reduce food waste at McCormick Place. We are proud to partner with MPEA to have a state-of-the-art sustainability initiative and are fully committed to improving sustainability at every step,” said Doug Bradley, SAVOR… Vice President of Culinary Operations. “We are all invested in making McCormick Place a model of effective large-scale sustainable food operations.
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About MPEA: 
The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) owns McCormick Place, the largest exhibition and meeting facility in North America and the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel. The North, South and West Buildings as well as the Lakeside Center offer 2.6 million square feet of exhibition space. Located along Chicago’s lakefront, McCormick Place offers 173 meeting rooms, the 4,249 seat Arie Crown Theater and one of the largest ballrooms in the world.