During New York Fashion Week, designers and their staff, PR companies and media outlets are all feverishly working to define, refine and distribute style. Amidst this organized chaos, making the time to eat is made easier with catering. A four-year old restaurant in New York City is taking this purposeful duty a step further. GustOrganics sustainably serves Latin-inspired cuisine and is the first and only USDA Certified Organic caterer in New York.
A common phrase during this frenzied season is, “don’t forget to eat”. The fact that the food is in the studio and backstage adds to the efficiency of the production of the show. This situation is very similar to ancient times that calls attention to catering’s history:
Catering can be traced back to the 4th millenium BC in China. During this time in China as well as in Ancient Egypt, Greece and the prosperous times of the Roman Empire, catering was used to provide food for soldiers on transportation and trade routes…
- University of Connecticut
Among the choices that GustOrganics offer for lunch catering include, Fair Trade Coffee & Tea Service, Tortilla Espanola, Paninis, Sauteed Portobellos with Spinach, Fajitas and Empanadas. The catering developed after the restaurant acquired devoted diners over a few years. It is of importance to recognize the vision of the founder and his achievement of having the first USDA Certified Organic restaurant.
Argentinian-born Alberto Gonzales, frequented New York City on business trips. With each successive visit, the quest to find fresh, high-quality foods proved to be a feat. This challenge became the inspiration to further a philosophy of “changing the world one meal at a time” through a restaurant. In one year, Gonzales’ initiative churned out a survey of New Yorkers that resulted in an organically green vision. Gustorganic’s philosophy is embodied in the word “organic.” The acronym represents standards and consciousness for the company’s staff and growing community.
Here’s an interview with the founder courtesy of Living Maxwell:
Again, “don’t forget to eat”.