The Mess Hall Poutinerie is dedicated to providing our customers high quality comfort food in a way that does not create a large environmental footprint.  This means that we are conscious of where our food is sourced, how we prepare our food, how we dispose of it and even where you consume it in our dining room!

Source:

If you couldn’t already guess what our biggest food consumption is, it’s potatoes!
The Mess Hall has fresh, local potatoes delivered bi-weekly from a family farm “Smalley’s Produce” located just one hour away in Mount Albert, Ontario.
All of our beer is also locally sourced from craft brewers located in Caledon and the Greater Toronto Area.
This drastically reduces our fossil fuel consumption each week compared to imported products.

Preparation:

Where does our used cooking oil go?
A North York based company, Green Oil Inc, collects our used cooking oil and resells this product to recyclers to be processed as bio-diesel products. The primary goal of GOI is to become a leader in the environmental/oil recycling industry in Ontario.

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Disposables:

Paper Tray Liners – unbleached, made from 100% recycled fibre and are biodegradable and compostable
Take-out boxes - unbleached, made from 100% recycled fibre, recyclable, biodegradable & compostable 
Take-Out Forks – unbleached, made from vegetable starch and are biodegradable and compostable
Napkins & Paper Towels – unbleached, made from 100% recycled fibre and are biodegradable and compostable
Take-out Bags– unbleached, made from 100% recycled fibre and are recyclable, biodegradable and compostable

Why it’s important to use unbleached recycled products

Every ton of  100% post-consumer recycled paper products we buy saves: 

  • 12 trees

  • 1,087 lbs of solid waste

  • 1,560 kilowatts of energy (approx. 2 months of electric power required in an average home)

  • 1,196 gallons of water

  • 1,976 lbs of greenhouse gases (1,600 miles travelled in an average car)

  • 3 cubic yards of landfill space

  • 9lbs of HAPs, VOCs and AOXs combined

  • 390 gallons of oil

(Sourced from Green Restaurant Association Creating an Environmentally Sustainable Restaurant Industry)

Where:

When you are sitting at our tables you are sitting at a hand crafted tabletop made from up-cycled wooden floor joists. The table bases were all hand made by local blacksmith artists Armstrong and Carter Ironworks here in Georgetown and we’ve reused old school chairs as our seating.

Positive environmental impact helps us to spread the momentum of change and progress on our journey toward a sustainable future.