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Sustainability


We are a full-service green certified caterer, recognized by a third party authority, The Green Restaurant Association. Third-party certification assures our customers that our practices are eco-friendly beyond doubt.  The Green Restaurant Association qualifies Thrive in six required categories: water efficiency, waste reduction, recycling, sustainable food, energy, disposables, and pollution reduction. Using products from over 20 local farms and eco-friendly practices, your event will also be good to the planet!

 

Local Partners:

Well FED, Heritage Recycling, Grow-Eat-Repeat, 40 Space

Local Food:

Frali Gourmet, Local Farmbag, Russo’s Seafood, Masada Bakery, Friendship Coffee, Wilmington Island Farmer’s Market, Forsyth Farmer’s Market

Local Farms:

Hunter Cattle Co., Greenbridge Farms, Southern Swiss Dairy, Sweet Grass Dairy


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It started with a simple email from the assistant headmaster, looking for a local caterer who would be interested in making healthier menu options available for the school lunch, and would benefit from the use of their kitchen.

Always being community minded and promoting the ideals of a healthy lifestyle & planet, what could be a better opportunity for Thrive than making school lunch healthier?

A beautiful and unique partnership was born, and Thrive took over the lunch program. We began by adding equipment to the kitchen to make this made from scratch cooking in large quantities possible and creating an innovative healthy menu that still appeals to kids’ palates.

St. Andrew’s School is an independent and forward thinking school for grades Pre-K to 12, located on Wilmington Island. The myriad of events and projects that SAS and Thrive partner on is constantly growing – from gardening, to developing a cafeteria recycling & composting system, to student cooking clubs.

For more information visit their website here.

I am very impressed with the commitment of Thrive to provide the St. Andrew’s community with fresh, healthy, delicious food choices every day. In more that twenty years of working in schools, I have never eaten school lunch until now.
- Tom Forti

Head of Upper School

The staff are great and so are the muffins!  They make us [the cooking club] feel very welcome when we come into the kitchen Friday mornings!
- Lindsey

Student