LIVING THE GOOD LIFE
At EPICURE the philosophy of Living the Good Life is at the heart of everything they do. From the farmers EPICURE chooses, to the venues used, the quality of life produce enjoys and the green credentials of EPICURE suppliers. By engaging in the best possible practices in every way, EPICURE aim to ensure that the good life is a reality for all they associate with; which means minimum harm and maximum enjoyment for everyone.
FOOD PHILOSOPHY: Why EPICURE’S food tastes so good.
EPICURE developed their food philosophy in 2007, with the unique aim of striving to use locally grown and produced foods wherever possible, to offer the best quality seasonal menus. Today, EPICURE is proud to be at the forefront of ethically responsible catering. They continue to be completely committed to sourcing and working with suppliers who demonstrate the best possible practices. EPICURE never use cage-reared eggs and use free–range poultry and free–range smallgoods wherever possible. EPICURE use Australian farmed or wild seafood. They source local nuts, grains, vinegar and mineral water. EPICURE use Fair Trade coffee and Australian orange juice. And they do it in a way that makes everyone feel good; by ensuring their food is ethically and locally grown, and sustainably produced. Because at the end of the day, nothing tastes as good as a clear conscience.
SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY: How EPICURE helps those less fortunate to Live the Good Life.
EPICURE strongly believes in putting back into the community, so that those less fortunate can enjoy a taste of the good life too. As a minimum standard each EPICURE venue works with one organisation that is actively involved with assisting individuals and community groups who are less fortunate than themselves.
One such organisation is SecondBite, who source nutritious, surplus food and produce that might otherwise go to waste, and then distribute it to agencies and people in need. This enables EPICURE to minimise food wastage while helping others less fortunate than themselves.
Learn about SecondBite
Another organisation EPICURE work with in South Australia are OzHarvest. Rescuing excess food and redistributing to charities in Adelaide, OzHarvest have been able to provide good food to those who need it most, as well as diverting excess food from landfill.
Read more about OzHarvest.
ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY: Our commitment to a healthier planet.
EPICURE’s pro-active environmental credentials are second to none in Australian catering. As well as using suppliers who engage in sustainable practices, and lowering their carbon footprint by using more local suppliers, EPICURE is proud to be accredited as a certified Green Table Australian Business in both Victoria and South Australia. An international initiative, Green Table requires caterers to commit to:
- Reduce energy and water use
- Environmentally dispose of waste
- Ensure best policy recycling practices
- Ensure that all packaging and paper products are biodegradable and made using environmentally sustainable practices.
EPICURE is proud to be a part of helping to create a healthier planet, to ensure future generations can enjoy the good life.