Chase Hospitality Group Strengthens Commitment to Sustainability

New innovative menus to promote 25% plant-based offerings

TORONTO, May 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Chase Hospitality Group (CHG) strengthens its commitment to sustainability with a new company-wide initiative. The Toronto-based group is proud to announce that by June 1st, all of their restaurants (The Chase, The Chase Fish & Oyster, Colette Grand Café, Kasa Moto and Little Fin) will offer 25% plant-based menus.

Innovative vegetarian and vegan options will include The Chase Fish & Oyster's Pesto Spaghettoni, Colette Grand Café's quinoa and mushroom Vegetarian Burger, and Kasa Moto's Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower. This initiative will elevate the guest experience while improving the lives of farmers, and minimizing CHG's impact on oceans and the broader ecosystem.

"We are very fortunate to serve hundreds of diners every day and believe that we can make a positive impact on our environment by increasing our plant-based menu options," said Steven Salm, President of Chase Hospitality Group. "It's our duty as restaurateurs to acknowledge the impacts that agriculture and food production have on our environment and initiate a change from within."   

Since its establishment in 2013, CHG has worked with local, independent farmers, butchers and fisherman. Taking their commitment to sustainability even further, CHG's newly launched 90% Project is an internal program based on reports that 90% of the food waste in restaurants could be used, reused or composted. To decrease waste, CHG has identified a number of farms that compost or reuse items such as oyster shells and has reworked their menus to incorporate ingredients that were formerly discarded.

The 90% Project and the movement towards plant-based menu options signal CHG's continued commitment to making educated choices and reducing the impact of food waste on the environment.

The Chase Hospitality Group is a premier hospitality company that develops, manages, and operates five of Toronto's top restaurants which include: The Chase, voted Number #1 restaurant in Toronto (2014) by Toronto Life, is a social destination offering upscale casual dining. The Chase Fish & Oyster offers quality seafood with a strong focus on sustainability and creativity. Colette Grand Café has become a Toronto institution boasting modern French flare and featuring a stunning outdoor pavilion, bakery, and dining room. Little Fin is CHG's first quick-service seafood shop with a focus on fresh and healthy ingredients. The newest addition to the group is the contemporary Japanese restaurant and lounge Kasa Moto, in the heart of Toronto's esteemed Yorkville neighbourhood.

The name CHASE is an acronym derived from CULINARY, HOSPITALITY, ATMOSPHERE, SERVICE, and ENTERTAINMENT. The group was established in early 2013 with a vision to redefine hospitality in North America by combining thoughtful and inspired culinary experiences with genuine, approachable, and humbled service.

SOURCE Chase Hospitality Group

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