Bridging critical gaps
We're uniting stakeholders from across the industry to create the change we need.
Working Together for a Better Restaurant Industry
We look beyond the food on our plates to create a dining industry with purpose. Our five core values—Cuisine, Experience, Story, Sustainability, and Diversity—were carefully designed to build a meaningful and impactful restaurant industry for diners, industry workers, and our natural environment. We want to see an industry that is not only based on these values, but that actively strives to embody them.
“88% of consumers [want] brands to help them live more sustainably”
Table Sage is working to bring about the changes we all want to see. Forbes writes that 88% of consumers want brands to help them live more sustainably, and we know that businesses with diverse management consistently outperform. That’s why we’re bridging the gap between stakeholders and empowering them to shape the future of the $3.4 trillion global foodservice market [PR Newswire].
Patrons have an incredible amount of power to change the restaurant industry. The key is accessing and channeling that power, for good. Table Sage’s proprietary search page is designed to give diners the knowledge and tools to make decisions that reflect their values, showing the industry what they care about and what they want to see changed.
Also in the works: a plan to incentivize and reward positive patron participation with donations to hunger projects.
Table Sage gives diners the power to eat according to their values, but it also gives eateries and other stakeholders the chance to learn from the decisions diners make and the values they care about. By constructively sharing feedback with restaurants, we strive to inspire them to go beyond great food in their offerings and business models.
Every week, we select restaurants to highlight individually for their work. On a bi-weekly basis, we publish more in-depth articles— either interviews with eatery leadership or collections of laudable restaurants around town. Our close relationships with the eateries we work with means that we’re in a great position to connect them to the stakeholders that can best support their conscious intentions.
Committing to Action and Thought Leadership
Stakeholders across the food industry are asking the same questions: How do we reconcile the phenomena of widespread food waste with global starvation rates? How do we make sustainable the food production and consumption rates that Project Drawdown cites are responsible for about 25% of total greenhouse gases? And how do we increase ethnic and gender diversity across food service management from less than one third [USA Today], and include them within industry awards? To keep us committed to the future and our roles in making it brighter, Table Sage is bringing stakeholders together.
“How do we reconcile the phenomena of widespread food waste with global starvation rates?”
Starting in our home city of Amsterdam, we’ve worked to find and implement solutions to dining industry-related challenges. Beginning with a unique survey and in-depth interviews, we sought to understand and support business owners in their journey to sustainability during COVID-19. The results of this first local industry scan from early 2021 can be found here.