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Gather Restaurant in Berkeley, always local and organic

Gather Restaurant has a commitment to always serve local and organic food. They work with farmers to create seasonal creative dishes. They specialize in gourmet sustainable food.

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From "The Gather Restaurant" website ( http://www.gatherrestaurant.com/index.php/about/more/more_about_our_values)



"The team at Gather cares deeply about what we serve as it reflects our values



Respect. For farmers, for food, for the earth, and for our bodies. We truly recognize that we don’t live in a vacuum. There is no such thing as an individual. We are all connected.



Honesty.



Transparency. Got a question about where something came from or why it’s in a dish? Ask the host for a copy of “The Source Book”— an index that traces the lifecycle of every ingredient served at Gather. From spices and oils to animals and vegetables, we’ve researched how it got to us and where it went along the way. Same goes for the materials used in our restaurant. Every ingredient, material, and action we put forth has been thoughtfully considered.

 

Comfort. Comfort comes in many forms. It’s about feeling at ease, soothed, well-fed, respected, welcomed, taken care of, included, satiated, and at peace. We want you to feel all of these things when you dine at Gather. (Actually, we want you to feel all of these things always.) It’s one of the many reasons we’ve designed our menu to give the members of the community what they want and need in any given moment.

 

Always Possible. When we hear people use the words “whenever possible” which are used quite often in regard to organic, seasonal and/or sustainable food, we have a slightly different take on things. Truth is – it’s always possible. If an ingredient can’t be found, we use something else. It’s that simple."

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