American Express publishes a useful resource for restaurants and food industry professionals called Restaurant Briefing. Here, we post our favorite articles, studies and information from the publication once a month.
Restaurant Briefing: The Meaning of Local Sourcing
Over the past few years, a restaurant’s commitment to sourcing “local” ingredients has been a growing concern for diners. But as it turns out, many of us actually may have varying ideas of what “local” means. For some, it’s crucial that produce be sourced within 25 miles of the restaurant — for others, sourcing within state lines is more than enough. Even supporting local vendors of bread, baked goods, and flower arrangements seems to be of increasing importance for customers. Though we all might have different ideas of what it means to be truly “local,” continued communication with restaurant patrons on where your ingredients come from will only add to a great dining experience.