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Support GCRC


Support GCRC

What You'll Be Supporting

At Next Bites we tackle environmental preservation from a number of angles. We focus our energy on educating the public about sustainable dining options with resources and lifestyle guides. We also specialize in assisting foodservice operators toward a Guaranteed Green certification. By increasing the availability and accessibility of environmentally responsible goods, services, and foodstuffs to the Chicago foodservice community we have continued to reduce Chicago’s foodservice industry’s collective environmental footprint.

The Immense Impact You Can Have

Whether you're an individual or business supporter, corporate partner, foodservice member, or Guaranteed Green foodservice member, your contribution will directly support our mission of conservation by enabling us to grow our programs and outreach such as the Guaranteed Green dining guide, sustainable food education, and Guaranteed Green sustainability assistance programs.

Thank you for investing in Chicago’s green future!

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Foodservice Business Supporters
Individual or Business Donations
Associate Board Dues




Wanting to support our mission in other ways? GCRC is always looking for volunteers at events, help in the office, or even a second opinion interview. If you have an interest, let’s make a connection. Foodservice sustainability is a mission for all!

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GCRC Supporters

GCRC Supporters


Next Bites is proud to have the support of the following businesses, organizations and foodservice operations:

Foodservice Operators


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Corporate Parnters and Founding Members

Corporate Parnters and Founding Members

Corporate Partnership & Sponsorship

As no two companies, organizations, or individuals are truly identical, the terms and benefits of all GCRC sponsorships and corporate partnerships are custom tailored to best meet the needs of both parties.

Corporate Partnership Qualifications

In order to qualify for a partnership with GCRC we require that certain standards are met. If you identify with any of the fields below then you are qualified to partake in a sponsorship or corporate partnership opportunity.

  • Guaranteed Green Restaurants

  • Parent company of a Guaranteed Green Restaurant

  • Suppliers, Manufacturers, or Providers of Guaranteed Green Products or Services

    • Only need one or more Guaranteed Green products or services to qualify

Guaranteed Green Product or Service Qualifications

In order for a product or service to qualify as Guaranteed Green, it must fulfill the following requirement:

  • Approved by an independent 3rd party certifying agency generally recognized within that industry for its credibility in validating the sustainability claims of the product. (e.g. Green Seal Certified cleaning supplies.)

    • If no qualifying third-party certification exists, the product, service or representative samples of the product line must have been recommended and field tested for efficacy for a minimum of 30 days by a GCRC member.

    • The entire product line need not have been approved in order for the company to qualify as a GCRC Endorsed Business Member.

For sponsorship and corporate partnership inquiries, please contact:

Eloise Karlatiras



We wouldn’t be where we are today without the support and encouragement from our corporate partners and founding members, thank you!

Corporate Partners

Founding Members

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