What About Restaurant Employees Buying Ingredients Through The Restaurant?

Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Rodale, via The Plate

Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Rodale, via The Plate

At egg restaurant in Brooklyn, Hanczor allows all 25 employees to buy virtually any ingredient the restaurant purchases, virtually at cost. (He adds 5 percent or less to save in a fund to keep the program sustainable as it grows.) Every server and line cook has a daily, low-priced farmers market at work where the fine ingredients are literally the same as those served at an acclaimed New York City restaurant.

At a time when the definition of a “sustainable restaurant” is growing to include fair treatment of workers, as well as of the environment, Hanczor is promoting better nutrition security for his workers.

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