Perth Amboy culinary program upgraded for sustainability
culinary program upgraded for sustainability
The culinary program on the MCVTS Perth Amboy
Campus has been upgraded to a 3-Star Certified Green Restaurant by the Green
Restaurant Association, a national nonprofit organization that helps restaurants
to be more environmentally stable.
The program received 176 “Green Points” on
the association’s certification scale by implementing 53 environmental steps,
including a comprehensive recycling program, use of a high-efficiency pre-rinse
sprayer and faucet aerator to save water and energy, use of energy-saving CFL
and T8 lightbulbs, use of Energy Star equipment, which is 20 to 40 percent more
energy efficient than traditional models, and employing aquaponics to grow some
Last year, the Perth Amboy Campus culinary arts program, led by Chef Stephen J. Moir, became the first public school restaurant in
the nation to be certified “green” by the Green Restaurant
Association. At the time, it scored 144 “Green Points” on implementation of 45
environmental steps. It was the only establishment in Middlesex County,
including restaurants and hotels, to receive the designation.
Additional Information on the Green
Restaurant Association can be obtained at www.dinegreen.com.