Sacramento is where big city vibes intersect with homegrown loyalty and as the Farm-to-Fork capital of the world, it only makes sense that we traded in can openers and processed foods for a 10-point charter that spells out exactly why you just might have the best meal of your life here.
Together with hospitality partner Legends, we’re working directly with farmers, growers, and chefs who produce the highest quality ingredients and menus so that every bite adds to the excitement of the main event. Have a seat and dig in — no one leaves here hungry.
Delicious is always in season in Sacramento.
GOLDEN 1 CENTER FOOD & SUSTAINABILITY CHARTER
To build a one-of-a-kind, hyper-local food and sustainability program for a world-class sports and entertainment venue.
We are committed to raising the level of quality, freshness and flavor of food served to the millions of fans who gather at Golden 1 Center each year.
We will achieve our Mission and fulfill our Promise by delivering on the following commitments:
AUTHENTIC LOCAL SOURCING
We aim to source 90 percent of our culinary ingredients (food, beer, wine, and spirits) from growers and producers operating within a 150-mile radius of Golden 1 Center.
We will embrace seasonality. Our recipes and menus will feature locally and abundantly harvested, ripe ingredients at the peak of flavor and freshness.
GOOD, CLEAN & FAIR BUSINESS PRACTICES
We will partner with farmers, growers and producers who produce in a good, clean and fair manner consistent with the Slow Food ethos.
POSITIVE ECONOMIC IMPACT
Our program will focus on the priority of providing a positive economic impact. The scale of our
work for the community allows us the privilege of making a meaningful impact where we do business by helping create more local jobs and keeping dollars in the Sacramento community.
In 2021-22 season, more than $7 million spent at local farmers and ranches including: Llano Seco, Richard’s Grass Fed Beef, Panorama Meats, Sunh Fish, Allen Brothers & Mary’s Chicken, Next Generation Foods, Petaluma Creamery & Produce Express
QUANTITY AND SUPPLY MANAGEMENT
We will ensure that our partner producers maintain proper supply and quality levels to meet our demand and we will work with growers to help them plan their business and scale accordingly.
SUPPORT OF HUNGER RELIEF
We will donate all allowable leftover food to local food banks and charities.
In the first 5 years of Golden 1 Center being open, 71,345 pounds of food has been donated to the Sacramento Food Bank. The donations have generated 59,478 meals for those in need and resulted in 38,705 pounds of CO2 saved from the region’s landfills.
EFFICIENT, SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT
Our concession operations will strive to use only compostable and biodegradable disposable containers along with an onsite biodigester to reduce green waste and the need to transport to landfills or remote composting facilities.
Through our work with Cal Safe Soil, our greenhouse gas diversion rate is 1696.88, which is the equivalent of taking 221 cars off the road.
Oil donations to Interstate Oil have resulted in 31,036 gallons being converted into 6,207 gallons of biodiesel.
Golden 1 Center will serve as an education hub for youth and adults to learn about food sustainability.
GUIDANCE FROM WORLD SUSTAINABILITY LEADERS AND INNOVATORS
Our advisory board, comprised of leaders and innovators across the food value chain, will guide us in our Mission.
CONTINUAL GUEST ENGAGEMENT WITH SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
Our guests will be active participants in fulfilling our Mission and Promise.