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Central’s Week in Brief: April 22, 2011

Since today is Earth Day, we thought it would be helpful to wrap up the week with a list of five things to do today (or any other day of the year) that will help the environment.  We’re especially fond of #5!

1) Visit Good Guide’s website to find out what products are the most environmentally friendly.  They even have a free iPhone app to use while shopping.   Just scan the barcodes of food and household products, to see the rating on how environmentally responsible the items are on a scale of one to 10.

2) Why not pamper yourself while saving the Earth?  Book a night (or even a weekend) at an environmentally friendly resort and enjoy rooms and restaurants in green style.

3)  Start a garden re-using common items.  This will not keep extra waste out of landfills, but will also give you some tasty, super-local food to use in your dishes.

4) Go paper free!  With all of the technology at our fingertips, it’s easier than ever to abstain from using paper for one day.  Use e-mail, save and share forms or sign up for paperless billing (all of which can be kept in handy electronic folders) and you can save a few trees while making your life a little more organized.

5)  Download Central’s brand new Whitepaper, How to Make Your Restaurant Environmentally Friendly, to learn all about what to do to make your restaurant beneficial not just to customers, but also the planet! 

New white paper: Running a restaurant

The response to our new white paper on running a restaurant has been tremendous!

We tried to cover the major aspects of the restaurant business from opening to advertising. For instance, the Small Business Administration provided information about loan programs, and even helps first-timers develop a business plan in order to apply for financing.

The (free) paper also includes information about choosing a location, buying equipment, designing the kitchen and dining room and some of the major current issues surrounding the restaurant.

Much of the information came from our product consultants. Many of them are Certified Foodservice Professionals (CFSP); the major accreditation for the foodservice industry.

I also used the CFSP study guide, published by NAFEM, and several other food-industry trade journals.

The white paper is available on our website, CentralRestaurant.com — we would love to hear your thoughts!