Triple bottom line (TBL) just may be what my chin looks like after the holidays, if I don't get to the gym or a hotel fitness facility for a few days this month. -- Dear warmer weather, I miss Sacramento recreation with all its kayaks, rafts, fat tire bikes and less muddy trails. Come back soon! 

Mulvaney's B&L inspires youth chefsMore commonly, TBL is a way individuals or businesses measure the impact of their decisions based on values about economic, social and ecological success. It's also one way meeting planners & event professionals evaluate potential vendors & suppliers.

For example, downtown Sacramento dining foodies make a beeline for Mulvaney's B&L and Next Door, its events space. Its Culinary Specialists team offers services for cocktail receptions to company picnics to formal dinners at many off site venues. The commitment to showcasing local products, besides sponsoring opportunities for low-income youth, has a huge following. Rural-Urban Connections Strategy recently recognized Chef Patrick & his wife Bobbin as a business of the year.

Plates Cafe & Catering - St. John's Shelter Program for Women & ChildrenAnother off-site caterer a bit further from the Sacramento Convention Center is Plates Cafe. This nonprofit serves gourmet food and generous portions of compassion and inspiration. St. John's Shelter Program gets once homeless women back on their feet. Trained by Culinary Institute of America alumnus, Executive Chef Stu Edgecombe, participants gain much-needed experience to enter (or re-enter) the workforce. They also get exposed to new flavors & ingredients that foodies and chefs take for granted. Overall, mothers and kids feel confident about their personal accomplishments -- especially as program graduates land full-time jobs.

Plates Catering uses only the freshest, highest quality ingredients and actively supports local growers / producers who engage in organic and sustainable agricultural practices. It supplies bio compostable flatware, plates, cups & other environmentally friendly disposables for all of its events. In addition, the cafe is available for facility rental. Contact David Lose, Business Manager at (916) 381-2233 or for more information. 

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