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Green Catering

Miraglia Catering is proud to be a Certified Bay Area Green Business.

Here are just a few of the ways we are providing eco-friendly catering (otherwise known as “green” catering):


  • Local foods: We use as many locally produced products and locally grown or raised foods as possible.
  • We provide organic foods to those clients who so desire and order them.
  • Dinnerware is clients’ choice of re-usable, recyclable, biodegradable and/or compostable. NO Styro!
  • We provide beverages and condiments in bulk where appropriate (and allowed by client.)
  • Recycling is provided for staffed events.
  • Leftover food from events is donated to local shelters or the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room.

Facility and Operations

  • We recycle all glass, cardboard, metal and plastic containers.
  • We re-use or recycle all boxes that are delivered to our facility.
  • We participate in Waste Management’s food waste recycling program.
  • We recycle all of our cooking grease.
  • We installed new warehouse and kitchen energy-efficient lighting, digital thermostats, timer switches on remote warehouse areas, and installed CFLs.
  • We installed flow restrictors on all faucets and changed all toilets to low flow, 1.6 gallon.
  • Dishwashing detergent is bio-degradable.
  • Office paper and paper towels are recycled paper.

Here are a few ways for you to “green” your event:

  • Invitations: Send email, use a free email invite service or setup a web site instead of sending paper. If you are using paper for invites or handouts, use recycled paper.
  • Avoid food waste: Ask your guests to RSVP so you order appropriate amount of food based on the number of guests you expect.
  • Rent dishes and silverware. When that is not possible, order bio-degradable or compostable dinnerware. If you opt for plastic, encourage guests to recycle them.
  • Order your beverages and condiments in bulk instead of individually packaged.
  • Use cloth napkins and tablecloths.
  • Use plants or re-usable items for décor vs. cut flowers.
  • If budget allows, go organic. The short term cost of organic is more expensive but saves more (the planet) in the long term.
  • Encourage guests to car pool or take public transportation to your event. can help your guests plan their trip via public transit.
Bay Area Green Business

Learn more about the Bay Area Green Business Program