Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 138

s

SERVICES &
SUPPLIERS

Epicurean Group

>> Epicurean Group says its "fresh, honest, local" philosophy will help it change one environment at a time. Cooking by Mother
Nature's schedule and preparing food in season means it tastes better and is more nutritional.

ly for the cause because they have the
freedom to be creative. "I think that in
the culinary world, when they have the
freedom to do that - to create - that's
what makes it satisfying," Clark Bartlett says. "Our chefs are proud of what
they do, their food looks phenomenal
and they have a unique camaraderie
because they are all very passionate
about healthy, delicious food. Each of
our caf├ęs operates independently. The
chef and manager collaborate with their
client to create seasonal menu items
that their customers are hungry for."

Building Culinary Leaders
Getting into the kitchen, collaborating,
learning from each other and cooking
together has built strong camaraderie
among Epicurean Group's chefs. "There
is quite a bit of collaboration each summer, as our chefs get ready for back to
school," Clark Bartlett notes. "They team
up, help each other, text pictures over the
weekend and all work together. They're
excited about what they are doing."
Epicurean Group hosts a number
of professional development sessions
throughout the year for its chefs. "Bang

138

the Pot" is a quarterly group training
where chefs come together to share
ideas and learn new techniques. The
company also started a new training
program, "Building Culinary Leaders,"
to expand its chefs' and sous chefs'
skills in accounting, purchasing, management and public speaking and
"round out the whole person." "This is
exciting for us because the more they
understand, the more successful they
will be," Clark Bartlett says.

Fresh, Honest, and Local
Epicurean Group's fresh, honest, local
philosophy will help it change one environment at a time and educate the community, Clark Bartlett believes. "Americans are so used to eating every fruit and
vegetable all year long that we've forgotten what's seasonal," she says. "When
you cook according to Mother Nature's
schedule and prepare food in season, it
tastes better and is more nutritional."
To cook and serve what's in season,
Epicurean Group visits local farms to
talk about their products before choosing them as a supplier. "We are lucky to
be in the 'food mecca.' The best food

food & drink international * winter 2016 volume 1 * www.fooddrink-magazine.com

and wine in the country can be found
right here in California," Clark Bartlett
says. "It's so important to support our
local farmers, and to eat like our grandparents and great-grandparents ate."
In the fall, Epicurean Group will
launch a new program, in conjunction
with Fair Trade Campaigns, to promote
Fair Trade products and values. The
company will continue to stay true to
its value of supporting local farms and
artisan producers, even as it expands
into new markets beyond its northern
California home.
One of its newest clients is in the middle of Oklahoma. "We work with local
suppliers who know our specs and understand our values to source and deliver to the Oklahoma location," Clark Bartlett adds. And, she believes, as organic,
local and seasonal products become
more mainstream, demand will grow
and products will become more affordable. "There is a demand for good food
and we are answering it," she adds.

Understanding Food
The company will continue to focus
on education and to share their knowledge. Epicurean Group's ultimate goal
is to educate Americans about freshly
prepared, seasonal food and help them
understand what they are really eating
when they eat processed food.
"They can spend more on food now or
on healthcare later," Clark Bartlett notes.
"When food is delicious, there's nothing
more satisfying. We need to teach people how to eat - to enjoy the pleasures of
seasonal local food and food traditions,
to celebrate over food and to eat something that's good for you."
From skepticism to imitation, Epicurean Group's business has grown and
prospered. "We're happy to have been
leaders in sustainable foodservice and
to have inspired so many followers,"
Clark Bartlett says.


http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1

Contents
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - Cover1
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - Cover2
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 1
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - Contents
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 3
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 4
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 5
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 6
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 7
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 8
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 9
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 10
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 11
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 12
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 13
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 14
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 15
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 16
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 17
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 18
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 19
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 20
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 21
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 22
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 23
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 24
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 25
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 26
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 27
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 28
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 29
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 30
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 31
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 32
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 33
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 34
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 35
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 36
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 37
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 38
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 39
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 40
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 41
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 42
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 43
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 44
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 45
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 46
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 47
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 48
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 49
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 50
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 51
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 52
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 53
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 54
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 55
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 56
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 57
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 58
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 59
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 60
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 61
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 62
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 63
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 64
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 65
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 66
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 67
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 68
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 69
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 70
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 71
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 72
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 73
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 74
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 75
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 76
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 77
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 78
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 79
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 80
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 81
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 82
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 83
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 84
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 85
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 86
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 87
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 88
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 89
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 90
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 91
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 92
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 93
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 94
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 95
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 96
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 97
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 98
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 99
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 100
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 101
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 102
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 103
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 104
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 105
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 106
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 107
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 108
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 109
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 110
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 111
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 112
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 113
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 114
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 115
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 116
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 117
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 118
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 119
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 120
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 121
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 122
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 123
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 124
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 125
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 126
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 127
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 128
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 129
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 130
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 131
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 132
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 133
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 134
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 135
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 136
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 137
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 138
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 139
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 140
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 141
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 142
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 143
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 144
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 145
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 146
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 147
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 148
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 149
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 150
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 151
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 152
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 153
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 154
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 155
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 156
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 157
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 158
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 159
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 160
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 161
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 162
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 163
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 164
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 165
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 166
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 167
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 168
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - Cover3
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - Cover4
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol20_issue1a
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue4
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue4b
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue4a
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue3
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue3b
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue3A
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue2b
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue2a
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue1
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue1a
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/youngsmarketco
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol18_issue4
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol18_issue3
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol18_issue2_2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol18_issue2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol18_issue1
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2017winter_v2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2017winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2017fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2017summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2017springvol2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2017springvol1
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2016wintervol2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2016wintervol1
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2016fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2016summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2016spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2015winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2015fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2015summer2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2015summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2015spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2014winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2014fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2014summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2014spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2013winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2013fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2013summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2013spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2012fallwinter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2012summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2012spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2012winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2011fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_20110708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_20110506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2011summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2011spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2010winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2010fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2010summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2010springsummer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2010spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2010winterspring
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com