Chicago Chefs Go Green

Several Chicago chefs gathered at Ina's on West Randolph Wednesday to support eco-friendly initiatives in restaurants.

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Rick Bayless' restaurants, Frontera and Topolobampo, are part of The Green Chicago Restaurant Co-op. Bayless intends for both to join the Guaranteed Green initiative, which promotes eco-friendly practices in restaurants.
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This emblem, affixed to a restaurant's front door or window, will signify that a restaurant is Guaranteed Green.
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A "green restaurant" means sustainable food purchasing, clean serviceware, and resourceful management of energy, water, waste and air quality, says Dan Rosenthal, owner of five Sopraffina Marketcaffes.
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Ina Pinkney, whose restaurant the chefs served as the venue for the Guaranteed Green event, speaks about why The Co-op is important to her.
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Pinkney stands with other supportive chefs.
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Helen Cameron's restaurant Edgewater is already Guaranteed Green.
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Rick Bayless talks about how green initiatives have been important to him since the beginning of his career.
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Dan Rosenthal presents Bill Post, owner of Roti, an award for Roti's leadership in The Green Chicago Restaurant Co-op. Roti was the first restaurant to be Guaranteed Green.
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Bill Post talks about how his restaurant Roti undertook the challenges to go green.
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All restaurant owners and chefs in support of new program pose for a photo.
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A group of chefs who understand the importance of going green.
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More environmentally conscious Chicago chefs.
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