15 of LA’s finest chefs signed the Locally Grown Food Pledge as part of the 30th anniversary celebration. Chefs pledge to continue to buy local foods for use in their restaurants and when possible increase their local food orders. Chefs are getting local foods direct from farmers at LA’s farmers’ markets or through specialized distribution firms with local food lines.
Cook like the pros…… buy from your local farmers’ market!
The Los Angeles Locally Grown Good Food Pledge
We the undersigned support and encourage the use of Good Food: food that is healthy, affordable, and fairly and sustainably grown. Farmers’ Markets are an important source of Good Food and we are proud to be part of a county with the largest number of farmers’ markets in the country.
We recognize that food purchases have the power to reform the food system, sustain local family farmers and their employees, support sustainable farming practices, reward good environmental stewardship and increase access to fresh and healthy foods in the restaurant and food service environment.
By signing this pledge we declare our commitment to the growing Good Food movement and join with other concerned food consumers to provide lasting support for Good Food in our foodshed, which is from San Luis Obispo County to San Diego County and inland.
We will continue to buy and serve locally grown food in our restaurants and pledge to increase it as much as possible.
Name & Restaurant
Jaime Martin Del Campo La Casita Mexicana
Ramiro Arvizu La Casita Mexicana
Evan Kleinman Angeli Caffe
Michael Cimarusti Providence
Nancy Silverton Mozza
Tara Thomas Traxx
Mary Sue Milliken Border Grill & Ciudad
Kenneth Mc Caskill Engine Co. No. 28
Neal Fraser Grace & BLD
Benjamin Ford Ford’s Filling Station
Eric Greenspan The Foundry on Melrose
Paul Buchanan Primal Alchemy Catering
Michael Poompan Renaissance Hotel-Long Beach
Eric Clkosky Farmers’ Kitchen
Claud Beltran Worldwide Produce & Noir Food and Wine