Karat Gold Partnership
Become a Karat Gold Partner!
The Karat Gold Partnership provides valuable resources and peer-to-peer support to help restaurants, catering businesses, hospital cafeterias, school kitchens and other eateries increase local food purchases and implement sustainable food service and local food purchasing best practices.
18 Karat Gold
Brio Tuscan Grille - Country Club Plaza
Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics
14 Karat Gold
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Johnson County Community College
Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
- Commit to increase your purchase of locally-grown foods to two percent of total food purchases or five additional items.
- Incorporate a minimum of three to 10 new “Local Food Purchasing Best Practices”.
- Incorporate a minimum of one to three new “Sustainable Food Service Best Practices”.
- Implement these changes over the course of 12 months.
Become a Karat Gold Partner and we'll publicly recognize the impressive commitment you’ve made to provide healthier, more sustainably grown food to your consumers while supporting the local economy. Depending on the level of recognition you achieve, you will receive training, publicity and marketing support.
Karat Gold Overview & Success Stories (PDF)
The Karat Gold Pledge: Commitment, Recognition & Benefits (PDF)
Checklist: Sustainable Food Service Best Practices (PDF)
Checklist: Best Purchasing Practices for Local Food(PDF)
Institutional food service providers, restaurants, caterers and others interested in the Karat Gold Program should visit www.kcfoodpolicy.org or contact Beth Low, GKCFPC Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-585-4738.