CHICAGO – Tasty Catering has been honored with the Governor’s Sustainability Award for significant achievements in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future, and improving the economy. Tasty Catering was presented with the award by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) along with 26 other companies. Patrick Pankiw, Tasty Catering corporate sales account executive and green team member said, “We are so honored to have won this award. We are in good company with like-minded and continuous award winning companies that we serve such as Abbott and McDonalds.”
Over the past several years, Tasty Catering has continuously implemented changes for the greater good by making both products and operations more eco-friendly. Highlights of the Tasty Catering green program include managing to reduce landfill waste by more than 60 percent through recycling programs, finding more sustainable alternatives for serving products, and starting outreach programs to help other companies develop their green practices.
Kevin Walter, Tasty Catering chief procurement officer and founding green team member said, “We plan to continue our green efforts by working with our staff and clients to implement more sustainable programs that set an example for others as well as reduce our carbon footprint even further.” Since 1987, ISTC has presented Governors awards to organizations in Illinois that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices.
First time winners are recognized with the Sustainability Award and those organizations that have won in past years and are continuing their environmental efforts are awarded a Continuous Improvement Award. Information on the Governor’s Sustainability Awards program and lists of previous winners are available from the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center at www.istc.illinois.edu.
About Tasty Catering
Tasty Catering is a suburban-Chicago based catering and event planning services company that has been exceeding customers catering needs for more than twenty years. Services span a large variety of events and occasions, from meetings, conferences, employee appreciation events and outdoor picnics to holiday parties, birthdays, milestone celebrations and weddings. Tasty Catering’s many satisfied customers include Abbott, American Airlines, Colgate, CDW, Harris Bank, Mortenson Construction, Navistar, Sherman Hospital and the University of Chicago.
Tasty Catering, 2013 Daily Herald’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Caterer, 2010 Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) award winner, 2010 Governor’s Sustainability award winner, and 2009 Better Business Bureau Torch Award Winner for Marketplace Ethics, is the “go-to” caterer for the Chicago-area. The company is part of the elite group, Leading Caterers in America (LCA), has also received numerous NICE Awards and has been recognized as a 2012 Workforce Chicago Award Winner, 2012 Psychologically Healthy Workplace, a Crain’s Chicago Business Best Place to Work (2010-2013), a Best Place to Work in Illinois for six consecutive years (2007-2012) and is a Best and Brightest Winning Company (2012, 2010, 2009).
Tasty Catering is part of 80-Nine Holdings, which also includes the following companies: Great Game of Business Chicago, It’s My Company Too!, nuphoriq, That’s Caring, The Thought Board and Touhy Capital.