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Who's News in Catering for May 13, 2023

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New Culture, a pioneering, animal-free dairy company, announced today that it will be launching its first product – mozzarella cheese – in collaboration with James Beard Award-winning chef Nancy Silverton. Silverton's Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles, one of America's most celebrated pizzerias, will be the first restaurant in the country to serve New Culture's cheese, beginning in 2024. This historic announcement represents a critical milestone for the first-ever animal-free, dairy mozzarella to be available to consumers. New Culture's product is the first animal-free cheese to meet Silverton's exacting standards and the first to be offered on the menu at any of her restaurants, which are known for the quality of their cheeses. Silverton is the co-owner of the acclaimed Mozza Restaurant Group, which includes Pizzeria Mozza, and founded the world-renowned La Brea Bakery. Her pizzas are celebrated for their light, airy, chewy crust that has a thin, crisp outside - making them among the most distinguishable pies in the country. A focus on ingredients and sustainability is the cornerstone of Silverton's restaurants, with an elevated role for mozzarella at her iconic Mozzarella Bar. New Culture is leading the global transition to an animal-free dairy future by making melty, stretchy dairy cheese without any animal inputs, starting with mozzarella. They harness the power of fermentation to produce delicious cheese that tastes just like conventional cheese, except radically more sustainable, healthier and better for our fragile, global food system. The company's work with Silverton marks their debut culinary partnership and a major step on the path to bringing animal-free dairy cheese to pizza lovers everywhere.  


Former fashion model turned entrepreneur Eve Mathis is no stranger to the spotlight having spent a great deal of her former years modeling for top agencies. Today, she spends her time pitching Botanic Amenities, her new line of eco-friendly serveware to senior level executives in the hospitality industry.  Botanic Amenities™ offers all non-toxic plant-based packaging & serve ware that is certified to degrade back to soil in compost/landfill/marine water, within months. “Taking care of the Earth and humanity should be everyone’s responsibility, but for now, we will move forward one straw at a time” says Eve Mathis a former fashion model. Made from agave, plates made of bamboo and straws that are certified degrade, Eve appreciates the overwhelming support she has received from environmentalists who understand the impact of keeping a low carbon footprint. 



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