Culinary Academy Goes Green | Environment
The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas is going green with a series of changes at the facility.
The training facility will now have a centralized location for recycling, food waste will be turned into compost and produce will be bought from local sources as much as possible. They're also going to use herbs from their own garden. They're also going to cut portions and offer more choices at the on-site restaurant Westside Bistro. The center will also evaluate its electrical and irrigation systems to see if there are ways to better save energy and water.
“Putting these new efforts into practice could reduce 622,440 pounds of waste per year produced at The Culinary Academy. We believe we can be the example for environmental responsibility for the community,” said CEO Steven Horsford.
The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas is a non-profit culinary and hospitality training facility. It is run by the Culinary Union Local 226, the Bartenders Union Local 156 and major resorts along the Strip.