There are numerous articles floating throughout the internet pertaining to sustainability and its importance to the environment, and for the growth and prosperity of local businesses. In the trying times that we are in, more than ever, it is important to reiterate and enact the knowledge (well, as much as possible) that we have learned from sustainability thus far. Both the environment and local businesses need our support.
In our second edition of our GKM Gives Back segment, we are proud to announce our support behind the amazing organization Family Reach.
GKM has always been an advocate for accommodating our foodservice to everyone, regardless of allergies, intolerances, or preferences. Imagine our excitement with the newly found craze of plant-based meat for people who do not consume meat! This hot commodity, known for its popular brands such as Beyond Meat®, is in high demand and is a great alternative to actual animal meat. Whether its medical or ethical reasons behind choosing not to eat meat, it is not secret that there are plenty of great alternatives out there at the tip of our fingers.
We are going to dive into different plant-based meat options and their typical ingredients as well as weighing both the pros and the cons to these substitutions. All information on ingredients is pulled directly from Beyond Meat®'s website.
Here at GKM, we know and value the importance of giving back when possible. Giving back to foundations that involve foodservice is just icing on the cake for us. There are so many organizations that are near and dear to our hearts.
There are countless food trends and fad diets constantly changing and evolving that it can be a difficult task to even keep up at times. However, there is one that is becoming especially prevalent regardless - and that’s the use of cauliflower as a substitute for certain food groups.
This is a popular trend among those who follow the keto diet and is a great alternative for many other food intolerances, as well. Let’s dive into all-things cauliflower as a substitution!
There are so many benefits to reading, some more obvious than others. Reading keeps you caught up on the news, expands your imagination, and offers an insightful look into history. What you may not know, however, is its ability to create a better work space. There are countless benefits to encouraging reading in and outside of your work space that brings a sense of accomplishment in conjunction with reading.
BetterBookClub is a tool that does just that by ensuring that everyone in your company is encouraged to read. Essentially, BetterBookClub does this job by giving employers a space and chance to provide their employees with monetary rewards for reading books. Each book is worth a certain amount of points which ultimately means different books mean different rewards, some bigger and some smaller.
The winter season has been among us for just about a month now and there is no doubt that there is a shift in both the weather and our food choices during this time. The bad news for some is that spring will not begin until March in the Northern Hemisphere. This means we have two more months of cold weather (depending on where you live) and thus, lower energy. However, there are some plus sides to having the winter weather around for just a bit longer.
There are several vegetables that thrive in the winter months, and these are a great way to stay warm and healthy during this time.
A growing replacement to vending machines in business or organization settings is micro markets. Micro markets are essentially self-serve kiosks that people can purchase food or beverages at. Everything is stored in coolers and easy to access to make the process simple for people who need a quick fix to their snacking or lunch needs throughout the day. There are so many added benefits to a micro market that a vending machine simply would not allow if given the opportunity.
Numerous events, parties, and meetings revolve around the food and the drinks that are served during which time the event takes place. This is undeniable - there are so many great ideas and conversations that are sparked during a shared meal or food. Foodservice is a crucial aspect of both hospitality and productivity because food seems to have its place at any gathering; it has the potential to spark conversation and create a better atmosphere to make important decisions.
There are many great reasons to offer food and beverages during your next event, no matter what it may be.
Locally sourced and farmed foods are becoming increasingly in demand for all age groups. Who can blame them -- the benefits are undoubtedly profound in comparison to the pre-packaged foods we’ve become so accustomed to over the years. There are numerous ways in which switching to locally sourced foods is far more beneficial for everyone involved in the process.
This article delves into the five main important reasons behind why everyone should be on board with utilizing their locally sourced foods.