Did You Know: Project Green Fork Edition

Mahaffey is excited to partner with Fuel Cafe this weekend for a wedding at the Metal Museum!
ImageFuel Cafe, located in Midtown, is one of many restaurants in Memphis that are Project Green Fork certified. Founded in 2008, Project Green Fork was established to reduce environmental impact, with an emphasis on supporting homegrown restaurants. 

Here are the six things that it takes to be Project Green Fork certified: 

1. All disposable products must be compostable, biodegradable, recyclable, or made from recycled content.

2. All items that can be recycled must be recycled (as recognized by Project Green Fork).

3. With the help of Project Green Fork, restaurants will establish a composting system for pre-consumed fruit, vegetable, coffee grounds, eggshell scraps, and other compostable waste. 

4. The use of toxic cleaners is discouraged and, whenever possible, must be replaced with plant-based and/or biodegradable cleaners. 

5. Establishments must complete an energy audit and attempt to reduce water and energy waste. 

6. All kitchens, front of houses, and outside areas should be clean and free of debris. 

Check this out to find any Project Green Fork restaurants in your neighborhood.

And to check out Fuel Cafe’s delicious menu, go see them on Madison Avenue or track down their food truck for Fuel on the go! Follow them on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up with where they are in Memphis. 

Cosmic Trunk Show @ The Metal Museum

March is right around the corner, so make plans to join the Metal Museum for their Cosmic Trunk Show featuring a variety of artists on March 10th from 2 to 5 p.m. See below for a list of featured artists and for more information, call 901-774-6380 or visit www.metalmuseum.org. We’ll be sponsoring the event, so we hope to see you there!

Holiday Open House with The Metal Museum

The National Ornamental Metal Museum is one of Mahaffey’s preferred vendors, so we encourage everyone to check out their Holiday Open House this coming Sunday, December 11, from noon to 5 p.m. at 374 Metal Museum Drive in Memphis.

The event will include holiday music by pianist Hayley Roth, refreshments (bake-off style), and family fun activities. The open house will feature these exhibitions:

  • Fresh: Exhibition in Print (Dec. 9, 2011 – March 4, 2012)
  • Weighed in the Balance: Akan Gold Weights from the Canadian Museum of Making Collection (Dec. 9, 2011 – March 4, 2012)
  • Holiday Show and Sale (Dec. 9 – 23, 2011)
  • Tributaries: Sarah Perkins (Dec. 9, 2011 – Feb. 19, 2012)
  • Thomasin Durgin: Ring A Day (through Jan. 8, 2012)

Admission is free and museum store items will be on discount during the event. Non-members will receive 10% off museum store purchases, and members will receive 20% off museum store purchases. These discounts will not be valid with any other promotions.

And if you’re interested in hosting an event at the Metal Museum, details will be available on The Winter Wonderland Package at the Holiday Open House. Mahaffey supplies the Metal Museum with all its tent and party rental needs, and we’ll have a consultant on hand who will be able to give you more details and information about the package. Bridal consultant and event decorator, Angela Mazanti, will also be in attendance to answer questions.

We hope to see you there!