Pedalers Fork, a new restaurant in old town Calabasas California, installed a Liquid Food Composter (LFC) from Power Knot to digest its waste food. With an emphasis on being green and clean the restaurant prides itself on its acquisition which prevents hundreds of pounds of waste food from going to the landfill every day. The LFC is a biological high technology digester that is totally green and saves the mess, cost, and inconvenience of dumping the waste on a landfill. The LFC reduces the carbon footprint of the company by over 800,000 lb (400 tonne) CO2e per year and has a payback of less than two years.
The Pedalers Fork restaurant is a newly built restaurant in old town Calabasas, California that prides itself on its environmental sustainability. The restaurant was constructed with much reclaimed materials and prepares meals using ingredients mostly from local farmers. The owners designed the space for the LFC while the building was being constructed. “It’s the right thing to do,” said Tim Rettle, co-owner of the restaurant. “It doesn't make sense to discard the waste food on a landfill and other restaurant owners should be doing this.”
Pedalers Fork acquired an LFC-200, a machine that is capable of digesting up to 800 lb (360 kg) of waste per day. The output is sent down the drain so the machine never needs emptying. Dan Murray, Executive Chef at Pedalers Fork was enthusiastic about the operation of the machine and stated, “The LFC digests over 300 lb of waste per day. There’s no noise, no smells, and it uses little water.” Along with other measures implemented by the restaurant, Pedalers Fork is one of the greenest restaurants in California.
As a green restaurant, association with all things environmentally conscious is paramount to the construction and operation of the restaurant. With all the measures implemented by the restaurant, Pedalers Fork is one of the greenest restaurants in Southern California.
The LFC-200 is one of a family of seven machines. The smallest is the LFC-50 (from 50 lb, 25 kg per day) with the largest being the LFC-1000 (up to 4000 lb, 1800 kg per day). These vary in price from $16,000 and are available now.
Pedalers Fork is a farm to table restaurant situated in old town Calabasas California. The restaurant places an emphasis on living and eating healthy and in harmony with the environment. The restaurant has 220 seats with many outdoors that overlook the adjacent creek. Pedalers Fork incorporates a boutique bike shop that sells and repairs bicycles to further enhance the lifestyle of its patrons. The menu is always changing to serve fresh quality foods that are in season locally. For more information, access http://www.pedalersfork.com.