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A more sustainable food industry works to protect the health of the planet and its people. 

That starts with us. With our choices. With the very next bite we take.


Project CAFÉS: With support and research from a quarter-long practicum course, as well as from the University of Chicago’s Office of Sustainability and other partners, Next Bites made sound recommendations for operationalizing sustainability in U of C’s student-run cafés.
Read more about Project CAFÉS

Sustainable Food Guide

Next Bites has created a best practices guide on sustainable labels to steer you toward the best choices in each food category, including produce, fish and meat. Start your mindful, sustainable and guilt-free shopping with us today!
Get the Sustainable Food Guide

Sustainability Assistance

Our three-month one-on-one Sustainability Assistance Program prepares businesses to earn the Guaranteed Green Certification. It covers sustainability related issues including energy and conservation, sustainable and humane food options, and environmental labeling.
Find more details here

Guaranteed Green

These foodservice operators are certified Guaranteed Green by Green Seal or the Green Restaurant Association. Look for the sprouting green fork, signifying guilt-free, sustainable dining that contributes to environmental conservation and a healthier Chicago! 
See list of Guaranteed Green locations

Resources Kit

The Sustainable Foodservice Resource Kit & Directory gives sustainable restaurateurs and foodservice industry members the most up-to-date information on products and services across 10 categories, from waste management to furnishings. Dig in and enjoy!  Get the Directory


Our partnerships include projects and collaborations with entities like the City of Chicago, Kimpton Hotels, University of Chicago & Kendall College. Each offers an experience to reconsider sustainability in the workplace, share knowledge and network for a cleaner, safer planet.