Since 2015, Nourish Bistro has been known for providing Banff’s residents and visitors with farm-to-table vegetarian cuisine, with zero waste and sustainability being a top priority in all aspects of the business.
In addition to diverting all waste into appropriate streams and minimizing waste produced where possible, general manager Alex Boston and the team at Nourish is always looking upstream to make purchases considering sustainability goals. Nourish’s scratch kitchen wastes no food, and homemade preserves give a longer life to farm-fresh summer produce.
The menu at Nourish is designed for sharing-style meals which are conducive to not only an enjoyable dining experience, but zero waste left on the table. Moving toward zero waste has been a part of the culture for the team at Nourish from the beginning, which is one of the reasons it attracts sustainability-minded employees and customers alike.
Nourish showcases how truly delicious a sustainable restaurant can be.
Zero Waste Trailblazers are selected based on 10 categories and 20 certification criteria relating to waste reduction and diversion practices, measured results, and related environmental protection initiatives. The categories are listed at https://www.banffzerowastetrail.ca/commercial/
The Town of Banff launched the Zero Waste Trail program in 2019 to help restaurants, hotels and other organizations reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. At least 65% of Banff’s waste going to landfill comes from the commercial sector, and almost 50% of that waste is food.
The Zero Waste Trail program invites businesses to register for a free consultation and assessment of procedures, training, infrastructure, and diversion measurements. Businesses are provided advice, mentorship from other leading organizations, free signage & training resources, and suggestions for cost-saving strategies. For more information, or to learn how to be a Zero Waste Trailblazer, visit BanffZeroWasteTrail.ca.