Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group is an industry leader in sustainability. With restaurants all around the world, our efforts are seen locally and felt globally. Our restaurants optimize performance by incorporating green initiatives including food waste composting, alternative fuel sources, energy benchmarking programs, sustainable food purchasing plans, Green Seal Certified cleaning products, and corporate-wide participation in both Meatless Monday and a no bottled water policy. B&B has Certified Green Restaurants across the board.

Elizabeth Meltz is the force behind two crucial programs at Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group: Food Safety and Sustainability. Supervising 16 restaurants in New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, Meltz oversees all food safety programs and maintains B&B's status as a pioneer in the green restaurant world. She has written numerous HACCP plans (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) and has initiated strict food allergy programs for all B&B restaurants. Outside of the restaurants, Meltz speaks and writes about food safety and sustainability and is an advisory member of the Mario Batali Foundation Board.

Elizabeth Meltz's 2011 TEDx Manhattan talk "The Reality of Green Restaurants"