Being Green

Being green, or environmentally conscious, is a state of mind and a way of life. Green building, green cars, green cleaning products, green baby products and yes, green catering are just a few of the examples of the move toward eco-friendly living.

While preparing great food and creating memorable events is a passion for Serendipity Owner Laura Zaspel, being kind to the environment is equally important. With a master’s degree in environmental policy and management, Laura has found a way to combine her education with her passion.

It is no surprise to the Serendipity team that more and more businesses and brides are requesting locally-grown foods served on compostable dishes.

Urban Green Development recently asked Serendipity to be a part of its Green Cube Show Home celebration. The home, located in downtown Denver, is Colorado’s first Platinum LEED certified home.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a self-assessing building certification system based on five basic categories: sustainable site, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

Construction of the home has been filmed and will be featured on the DIY Network.

As a part of the celebration of the opening of the home, Serendipity was called upon to provide green catering services.

Grilled vegetables with spiced honey drizzle and vegetable shooters with mint-cucumber yogurt sauce featured vegetables grown south of Denver at Zuma’s Rescue Ranch.  The vegetables were cultivated by Jodi Messenich, ranch owner, and delivered to the Serendipity kitchen a few days before the Green Cube event.

The Green Cube Show Home opening drew a large crowd that included a member of the Denver Board of Education, Miss Colorado, several real estate and construction professionals as well as those curious about newly built home. Proceeds from the grand opening will fund career scholarships at North High School in an effort to interest more students in sustainable construction and engineering.

Serendipity is proud to work with such passionate companies and individuals that share in our green mission.

Chef Todd Zaspel inspects the vegetables from Jodi Messenich.

Vegetables from Zuma's Rescue Ranch south of Denver were served at the Green Cube Show Home grand opening.

Reporters, photographers and guests enjoyed the Green Cube event.

Grilled vegetables from Zuma's Rescue Ranch were one of several dishes offered by Serendipity at the Green Cube Show Home grand opening.


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