Sustainability starts in our own backyard...
We love our town and we love our country...
We are doing everything we can to protect our local environment through sustainable practices and charitable giving.
Protecting the Environment
It’s stunning here, and we know we’re incredibly lucky to live and work in the Queenstown region. The spectacular alpine setting of the Southern Lakes is what originally attracted many of the In2Food team to this area, and we want to ensure that our future generations are able to enjoy the mountains, lakes, rivers, and snow as much as we do.
We believe that we can impact our environment for the better- it begins in our backyard (quite literally in the case of growing our own food, composting regularly, and feeding food scraps to our friend Waffle the pig.) We’ve got a whole sustainability policy, but in short our
efforts include buying local, reducing landfill, using biofuel, carpooling, recycling… and a whole lot more.
We source all our food locally (where possible) and from sustainable companies. The less amount of transportation required, the less
carbon emissions to our environment.
We have also started brewing our own beer (after years of events where bottles were being recycled in the hundreds). For
your event we can supply our Alpine Ale Works Pale Ale or Pilsner. Since the introduction of our keg beer, we have reduced our
average number of recycling bins required per event by 75% and we are constantly looking at ways we can reduce this even further.
We are constantly in talks with our suppliers to reduce packaging or look for compostable alternatives. in2Food also acquires
compostable disposable tableware and cups, and even vegetable based straws for events throughout the Queenstown region.
When it comes to cleaning products, we have introduced a new environmentally friendly range and for those items not yet available, we are in contact with suppliers to source products which meet our environmentally friendly expectations.
Please feel free to contact us for more details about what we are doing to look after our little piece of paradise. We understand
the growing importance of sustainability within the events and tourism industries- we’re all in this together!
National: There’s not one of us who didn’t feel grief when we saw what happened to Christchurch during the earthquake,
and we know it’s a long road to complete recovery. We’ve tried to help where we can. When some events were relocated to
Queenstown after the earthquake, we donated 5% of food and beverage revenue from those events to the Red Cross Earthquake
appeal, and donated our time to catering various charity events which benefit appeals throughout New Zealand.
Local: We are also regular contributors to local children’s charities including the Children’s Heart Foundation and the disabilities
Resource Centre Queenstown. And we offer our time for multiple events throughout the year to support charitable organisations. In 2019 we were also the supplier of food to support the Wakatipu Plunket. The 'Casino Royale' event organised with the help of Harcourts Queenstown was a great success!
We believe it’s important to work with our local community to show environmental responsibility and social awareness.
We think that matters to lots of our customers too.