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Laurita Winery Hosts MPI-NJ
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 4:30pm-8:00pm

Meeting Professionals International Presents
Greening your Event: Understanding Sustainability

“Greening Your Event: Understanding Sustainability” will focus on event planning sustainable procurement, contracting and waste management. What is “Certified Organic, Fare Trade, Locally Grown, Restaurant Supported Agriculture, Seed to Table, Slow Food, Composting, Integrated Pest Management, Fair Food, Carbon Footprint, Life Cycle Analysis and Zero Waste”? These and other green terminologies and procedures will be explored through the review of successful projects and initiatives that have improved the overall sustainability of food services in multiple venues.

The models presented will consider economic and ecological costs and will impact the sustainability awareness and education of clients and staff.

After the presentation, attendees will have a better understanding of current environmental issues surrounding food and an enlightened holistic approach to sustainability. Speaker Gary Giberson, a professional chef for nearly thirty years, is a leader in sustainable dining. He joined The Lawrenceville School as Executive Chef in 1998 and began to develop the school’s sustainable dining program in 2003. In 2007, he founded the food service company Sustainable Fare, L.L.C. with a focus on integrating sustainable food systems.

gbiberson(1)Gary has earned the Certified Executive Chef designation from the American Culinary Federation and is certified by the State of New Jersey as a Master Composter. He is a member of Slow Food USA; a Terra Madre U.S. Delegate (2006, 2008); a Board Member of Fair Food and of New Jersey Farm to School; and a Steering Committee participant for Farm to Institute.

Gary has recently been invited to join Michele Obama’s Chefs Move to Schools initiative and attended the 2010 White House event.


This is a private event coordinated by, and for, MPI professionals only.

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