Cafe Hours

Breakfast
7:00 AM to 10:00 AM

 

Lunch
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Snacks & Beverages
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Recycling / Waste Management

Reusable

We can offer our Corporate Chefs Mug program. Customers can purchase our coffee mug or our aluminum, reusable sports bottle. Every time they use it, they will receive a discount. This will also apply to any personal mug or cup the customer may bring in. They will receive a discount off the regular price for that sized container for any hot beverage, fountain soda, or crystal lite drink. 

Water

  1. Corporate Chefs offers tap water in every one of our cafes. Great for filling our reusable, aluminum water bottles!
  2. We feature The Keeper Springs bottled water. The bottles are made with 25% recycled plastic. Another important part of their mission statement is that they give 100% of the profits from this product back to America's waterways!
  3. The Green Planet Water available in 16.9 oz bottles made completely from plant resin and 100% biodegradable with zero toxins and zero petroleum. 

 

Disposables

Corporate Chefs can customize a disposables program for your cafe. Some of the compostable products we can offer are:

  1. "Greenware" for our cold cups. Made from Ingeo (plant resin), they are 100% biodegradable. Greenware is certified by the Biodegradable Plastics Institute.
  2. "Bio Plus" for our takeout containers. Made from 100% recycled paper and using a minimum 35% post-consumer recycled paper. Endorsed by the Green Restaurant Association.
  3. Disposable plates, trays, and utensils from "Greenwave". Made from 85% cornstarch, 8% Chitosan, and 7% edible additives, (no petroleum polymers of any kind used. All materials are 100% non-polluting, biodegradable, and compostable.
  4. Hot cups from "Ecotainers". They are 100% compostable and meet Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) standards, and certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute.
  5. "Bio Straws" from Cardinal Unijax. Made from natural resins which breakdown and are 100% compostable.

 

Waste Oil

Corporate Chefs only uses companies that are fully committed to recycling vegetable oil. For example, in the DC area, we use Valley Proteins, Inc. Valley collects, processes and reuses our fryolator oil. They use the recycled oil in their burners and in bio-diesel fuel for their fleet of trucks. They estimate using 3 million gallons of biodiesel fuel blends per year in their trucks, which has saved 10,000 barrels of oil plus greatly reduced sulfur emissions.