ROUGE Fine Catering is committed to environmental and social responsibility.
We are proud to be a certified Green Caterer with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Cylburn Arboretum, and Irvine Nature Center, where rigid standards of practice have been achieved without sacrificing quality, sophistication, or variety.
Additionally, ROUGE is the caterer of choice for the Organic Trade Association’s annual gala. By working with local farms, cooperatives, and dairies, we are able to offer our client’s stylish menus utilizing local and sustainable ingredients.
At our facility in Hunt Valley, we practice what we preach by composting food waste and utilizing single stream recycling. Instead of sorting paper fibers, plastics, metals, glass, and other containers into separate commodities, both collection and processing take place at the World Recycling recovery facility where our trash is divided for reuse.
Rouge is proud to boast the use of our State-of-the-Art solar powered trash compactor, the only one of its kind in the entire state of Maryland, reducing our carbon footprint.
A strong supporter of the State Highway Administration’s Adopt-A-Highway Program, ROUGE sponsors over 60 stretches of Maryland’s interstates. This program offers us an outlet to show our state pride and helps to keep our roadways free from litter and debris while getting our name out to the community.
Looking past ourselves, we have developed a “Green Program” for our clients, were we encourage them to go “Green” whenever possible. We proudly offer complimentary compostable plates and flatware for any order. Their production requires less energy, and the earth-friendly materials they are made from are not only biodegradable, but are filled with nutrients that enrich soil.
Here are just a few changes we have implemented to help reduce our carbon footprint.
- Removed all high gas/oil consumption vehicles from ROUGE’s delivery
fleet and transitioned to greener/energy efficient vehicles.
- Supporting local farms and dairies and promoting seafood catering menus
that contain seafood that has been certified as
sustainable by the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
- Offer biodegradable/compostable disposables made with 100% pre-consumer
- Print on 100% post-consumer recycled paper.
- Recycle our used cooking oil.
- Educate clients and employees on ways to make an event eco-friendly.