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Legacy Cafe, LLC


1733 Cliff Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
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Email : thelegacycafe@gmail.com
Phone : 412.608.8985

County : Allegheny
Neighborhood : Pittsburgh - Crawford-Roberts
County: Allegheny
Date Designated : Aug 18, 2015

Designation Level : Bronze Designation
Owner/Manager : Leeretta Payne


(July 28, 2015, 13:25) Restaurant's comment:
Legacy Café, LLC Corporate Catering is proud to be part of Sustainable Pittsburgh.

Sustainability Practices:


General

Points
1 point Mandatory: We will/we pledge to display our Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant designation on our website, menu, and/or marketing materials

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Café will display our Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant designation through our website, menu, and marketing materials, and program decal
1 point Mandatory: We will/we pledge to post the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant decal in a place visible to restaurant guests

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Café will display our Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant designation through our website, menu, and/or marketing materials, and program decal
3 points We have adopted a comprehensive sustainability policy

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Café has adopted a comprehensive sustainability policy
3 points We provide sustainability-related training and information to all new and existing employees

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Café provides sustainability training to all new and existing employees
3 points We include updates on our sustainable actions within staff meetings

Restaurant's statement: Leeretta Payne includes updates to my employees and/or contractors
11 Points for General

Waste Reduction

Points
2 points We recycle all of the following materials: paper, glass, plastic, cardboard, and aluminum

Restaurant's statement: city of Pittsburgh
3 points We recycle/donate for reuse some of the following small materials/items: polystyrene/Styrofoam, light bulbs, batteries, aerosol cans, paint, computer systems, hardware, light fixtures, ink and toner cartridges

Restaurant's statement: Best Buy, City of Pittsburgh
2 points We buy at least one of the following products in bulk - no individually wrapped/portioned items: straws, to-go cutlery, or condiments used for in-house orders

Restaurant's statement: Condiments- Ketchup, Sugar, Pepper, Salt
2 points We have eliminated straws from guest use or instilled an "offer first" approach with straws

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Café does not purchase straws at all for her catering company
5 points We compost our food waste

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Cafe composts its food scraps. Any remaining prepared food is sent home with guests of the customer.
1 point We post our daily specials or menu on a chalkboard/whiteboard as opposed to printing

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Café uses a chalkboard for guest to see what type of food is presented at an event
2 points We do not use plastic bags to bag take-out items or have instilled an "offer first" approach to bagging take-out items in plastic

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Café does not offer take-out bags
3 points We have eliminated the use of polystyrene foam or Styrofoam containers (boxes and cups) for take-out use

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Cafe uses plastic cups, but we do not have take-out service.
3 points We purchase paper products and/or containers made from recycled content

Restaurant's statement: Paper Towels, Napkins, toilet paper are made from recycled content
2 points We purchase paper products and/or containers that are recyclable

Restaurant's statement: Cloth Wipes for employees
3 points We purchase plastic products/containers made from recycled content

Restaurant's statement: Our cups are made from recycled content
2 points We purchase plastic products/containers that are recyclable

Restaurant's statement: Our cups are recyclable.
2 points If we offer our guests paper self-serve napkins, we use a single output dispenser

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Café is committed to using single output dispensers
2 points We use a paperless system to process guest orders

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Café uses email for correspondence and billing to customers
2 points We use a paperless ordering and billing for vendors where it is available

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Café participates in paperless vendor ordering and billing
2 points We use environmentally-friendly cleaning products

Restaurant's statement:
4 points We have adopted Lean Path: Food Waste Prevention System

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Cafe works to reduce food waste using Lean Path.
1 point We pay utility bills electronically (when given the option)

Restaurant's statement: Electric Gas Water
43 Points for Waste Reduction

Water Conservation

Points
2 points We practice water-saving dishwashing techniques: hand scraping plates, pots, and pans before washing, presoaking pans/utensils, only running the dishwasher when it is full, and/or basin style washing

Restaurant's statement: We scrape food from cooking utensils, rinsing
1 point We thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator (not with running water)

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Cafe is committed to use refrigeration for thawing
1 point We turn off all kitchen faucets when not in use

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Café is committed to turning off kitchen faucets when not in use.
4 Points for Water Conservation

Energy Efficiency

Points
4 points We have upgraded to energy efficient lighting (T8 or T5 flourescents, LED, CFL)

Restaurant's statement: We use CFL bulbs in our office
4 Points for Energy Efficiency

People - Community/Consumer Actions

Points
2 points We partner with, fundraise, sponsor, promote or donate to a local community organization, community members, or cause

Restaurant's statement: Leeetta Payne will pass out snacks to neighbors to taste when I have experimented with a dish.
3 points We provide employment opportunities for residents of the local community

Restaurant's statement: 100%
4 points We participate with an organization's program designed to provide employment opportunities for vulnerable populations

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Café employs formally incarcerated individuals
2 points We donate used cookware, linens, equipment, electronics, furniture, curtains, etc. to charity

Restaurant's statement: We have donated dining Ware, furniture
11 Points for People - Community/Consumer Actions

People - Employee Actions

Points
5 points We exceed the industry standard for FOH and BOH employee wages (over the current minimum wage rate) or have instituted an alternative pay system structure compared to traditional industry methods

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Café pays contractors above the average wage for restaurant industry
1 point Our restaurant is owned by someone who lives within the local region

Restaurant's statement: Greenfield section of the city of Pittsburgh
1 point We provide emergency rides for employees

Restaurant's statement: Leeretta provides bus fare and/or car transportation to contractors
2 points We work hard to ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Café contracts with individuals regardless of color, gender or religious beliefs
9 Points for People - Employee Actions

Responsible Sourcing

Points
3 points We derive some items or ingredients locally (i.e. cheese, milk, coffee, tea, juice, baked goods, beer, wine, spirits, invasive species, raw baking materials)

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Cafe gets fruit, vegetables, and baked goods locally
3 points We make purchases from a farmer coop, local food hub, or local food purveyor

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Café purchases seasonally fruits and vegetables from local marketers in the Strip District and Pittsburgh Public Market.
3 points We rotate menu items based on seasonality

Restaurant's statement: Fruits and vegetable trays
4 points We purchase items at the local Farmer's Market

Restaurant's statement: Strip District and East Liberty farmer's market
3 points We can, pickle, or preserve foods

Restaurant's statement: Corn
3 points We make at least one of the following items in-house: salad dressings, condiments, sauces, jams, jellies, juices, soups, broths, stock, chutneys, syrups, salsas

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Cafe makes mayonnaise, fruit salsa, chicken broth, stock, and a variety of salad dressings
8 points When in season, we source 46-100% of produce locally (From within a 150 mile radius)

Restaurant's statement: 100% is purchased from farmers within 150 miles
27 Points for Responsible Sourcing

Nutrition

Points
2 points Our restaurant provides half portions of select menu items or small plates (tapas)

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Café serves primarily hors d'oevres
2 points Our restaurant provides vegetarian/vegan fare

Restaurant's statement: Legacy Cafe provide four vegetarian/vegan options.
2 points Our restaurant provides smaller sized soda options

Restaurant's statement: 7.5 oz cans of soda
6 Points for Nutrition