Sarasota, Florida, June 15, 2017 – Mattison’s Restaurants and Catering has been recognized for its role in promoting good food and sustainable food systems on the first annual Good Food 100 Restaurants List from the Good Food Media Network.
The list is based on annual food purchasing data, independently verified by NSF Responsible Sourcing. Restaurants are rated with two to six links on the percent of total food costs spent to support state, regional and national ‘good food’ producers and purveyors. A corresponding economic assessment conducted by the Business Research Division, Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder measuring the dollar impact locally, regionally and nationally by these restaurants, will be available this summer.
“It is not only important for us to provide delicious quality food to our guests, it is vital that we can answer their questions about where their food comes from with clarity and pride. It is my responsibility as a chef to take the worry from our guests, and ensure them they are eating only the highest quality sustainable products. It is the essence of the meaning of good food” said Chef Paul Mattison, Owner and Executive Chef of Mattison’s.
“Consumers are making a concerted effort to be aware of where their food is coming from. Now diners can select where they want to eat not solely based on a critic’s pick, Yelp review or best-of lists, but by which restaurants are actively contributing to the betterment of our food system through sustainable purchasing practices. The Good Food 100 is not only a compilation of these restaurants, it’s a celebration of them,” said Sara Brito, co-founder and president, Good Food Media Network. “Congratulations to all of this year’s participants. We look forward to expanding this list even more and honoring the many wonderful restaurants and food service businesses that are positively impacting every link in the food chain.”
Nearly 90 restaurants from 25 states participated in the national pilot survey. To learn more about the Good Food 100 and all the restaurants, visit the Good Food 100 website.
Methodology: Restaurants were segmented into five groups based on their respective level of good food purchases as a percentage of overall food purchases.
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Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s, operates a successful culinary group on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Located in Sarasota, each Mattison’s restaurant location is unique to its neighborhood, offering Chef Paul Mattison’s signature menu items, outstanding service, and quality ingredients, while supporting the community, regional farmers, and culinary suppliers. Mattison’s Catering is a chef-owned and operated company procuring fresh, natural, and local ingredients. Catering In-house and Off-site, Mattison’s Catering Company offers certified wedding and event planners, experienced professionals, and custom menus.