A GREEN Award for Bishop’s Chef Andrea Carlson!
Bishop’s Chef Andrea Carlson has garnered the Prestigious Green Award from Vancouver Magazine. The citation reads: “Her green approach got its formal start in 2003 at Sooke Harbour House on Vancouver Island, a restaurant surrounded by herb-rich gardens, fresh seafood, and local producers. In Vancouver she became deeply involved in local community initiatives, including the Green Table Network (to encourage composting and water reduction in restaurants), Growing Chefs (where chefs visit classrooms to discuss sustainable agriculture), and UBC Farm’s Outstanding in the Field (a gourmet dining series that promotes farming initiatives). When the 100-Mile Diet was catching on, Carlson when she was at Raincity Grill, was the first chef in town to feature a 100-mile menu; more recently, she helped launch the city’s compost program by composting with the mayor.”