2017 Business Award Winner for Sustainability

2017 Business Award Winner for Sustainability

Last month Jasmine Greens was awarded the 2017 Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Award for Business Excellence in Sustainability.

It's a great honour to win this award two years in a row.

Thanks to our staff, customers and suppliers for your ongoing support and encouragement for our social and environmental initiatives.

Thanks also to the NSW Business Chamber for your recognition of our efforts.

Spanish BBQ Smoke Feast

Spanish BBQ Smoke Feast

It's already time of our next 50K's away locavore feast, celebrating fine ingredients from local Central Coast providores.

Join us for a traditional Catalan banquet.

Saturday June 10  from 6.30pm

Three Course Set Menu
$60pp
Bookings are essential.
Phone 4344 5398 to book.

Menu:

  • Pa amb tomàquet -  Traditional Catalan starter consisting of Crusty bread tomato and cheese
  • BBQ  Smoked Beef served with chimichurri sauce and Dauphinoise Potatoes 
  • Oven Baked Root Vegetables with carrot top pesto
  • Buttered crushed Brussel Sprouts with pancetta
  • Green pea salad with pickled red onion and pecorino cheese  
  • Vanilla bean custard winter fruit garden pot plants with lavender and honeycomb goats milk gelato

Come & Celebrate our 3rd Birthday!

Come & Celebrate our 3rd Birthday!

We're turning 3!

Come & celebrate with us and help us raise much needed funds for the humanitarian crisis in Africa.Across four countries - Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northeastern Nigeria, 20 million people currently face starvation. 


This crisis has been described by the United Nations as the World's largest humanitarian crisis since the UN was formed in 1945.

Pre-booked tickets are essential as places are limited to 50 seats.

Tickets: $80pp for an African inspired feast & live music.

We will donate $20 from every ticket sold.

Call us on 4344 5398 to book your tickets.

Please bring an open wallet & heart to help us raise $5,000 to assist aid agencies on the ground.

Mother's Day is on its way - here are our special events & menus

Mother's Day is on its way - here are our special events & menus

To celebrate Mother's Day we have arranged some very special menus & events for you.

Saturday Night, May 13 - we have a special there course set menu dinner with live music by Woodie McLean.

We've partnered with local with local Chef, Marc Tucker, to host '50 K's Away':
A locavore feast celebrating fine ingredients from local Central Coast Providores.
Three Course Set Menu
$60pp including a complimentary champagne cocktail on arrival.
Pre-paid bookings are essential.
Phone 4344 5398 to book.

Dinner Menu
Distillery Botanica gin jelly with cucumber, chilli, coriander & citrus fizz (Erina)
Margin's Mushrooms mille-feuille with celeriac cream & snow pea sprouts (Woy Woy)
Broken Bay Jew fish with cauliflower, broccolini & crispy pancetta (Patonga)
Truffle & rosemary kipfler chips
Little Creek Cheese Co. yoghurt & lime pannacotta with wattles macerated strawberries (Wyong)
Fudge Monkey Fudge (Woy Woy)
served with a complimentary champagne cocktail

 

Sunday May 14 - Mother's Day Champagne Breakfast $25pp

glass of champagne & fresh orange juice or coffee of your choice

with 

eggs benedict with house hollandaise, 

baby spinach & your choice of smoked salmon or 

hand smoked nitrate free bacon, on organic sourdough toast  

or 

french toast with nitrate-free bacon or berries,

ricotta & pure maple syrup

or

shakshuka - free range eggs baked in bed of roasted tomatoes, red peppers & house harissa with feta, & organic sourdough toast  add smoky chorizo extra $6

or

vegetarian big breakfast - poached eggs, toast tomatoes, mushrooms, avocado, baby spinach, feta, house relish & organic sourdough toast

gluten-free toast extra $2

Mother's Day Lunch

starters

house olives8 v

house orange & pomegranate hommus with warm sourdough12 v

scallops ceviche with almonds, chilli & dill 15

sumac spiced calamari with harissa aioli15

bowl of chips with house aioli9 v & gf available

mains

pumpkin & ricotta ravioli with burnt butter, 

parmesan & sage 24 v

pistachio dukkah crusted cowra lamb skewers 

with dill yoghurt & greek salad26add pita4

mussels, feta, dill & white wine with fresh bread25

grilled haloumi salad with roast chickpeas & roast pumpkin22 v gf

kids

mini bean nachos12.50 v gf

cheese burger & fries12.50

tempura fish & chips12.50

dessert

cheese & cherry strudel with vanilla bean gelato14

queen of sheeba belgian chocolate cake with mixed berry gelato14

gelato scoop6

 

 

Merry Christmas & Happy 2017

Thanks for a great year in 2016 - wishing you happy and safe holidays and a wonderful 2017!!

Love from the Team at Jasmine Greens xxx

Big fat Spanish feast December 30, 2016

Big fat Spanish feast December 30, 2016

Join us for a big fat Spanish paella feast.

Friday December 30 from 6.30pm

Three courses & a complimentary glass of sangria $45

Vegetarian & gluten-free options available.

Book now as spaces are limited.

Phone 4344 5398

We won! Peninsula Chamber of Commerce 2016 Business Awards

We won! Peninsula Chamber of Commerce 2016 Business Awards

We're delighted to announce we recently won the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2016 in two categories - Sustainability & Innovation. We were also finalists in the category of Business Ethics.

A huge thank you and congratulations to our team and to our customers for your support.

It's great to be recognised and the trophies are on our counter for all to admire. We're now through to the regional Central Coast Business Awards - wish us luck!

http://www.businessannualawards.com.au/Regions/Central-Coast/2016-Award-Winners-Finalists

Striving to be an ethical and sustainable business

In entering the NSW Business Awards for Ethical Business and Sustainability, we had the chance to reflect on our targets and achievements in the past year - we're pretty pleased with what we found. So we want to share it with you.

Our sustainability targets include:

  • 100% recycling target for waste cardboard, recyclable plastics, glass and cans
  • 100% recycling target for waste coffee grounds which we will use in our community garden and we sell to our customers
  • 100% rainwater will feed our community garden from our rainwater collection.
  • 90% recyclable packaging target for all takeaway packaging used in our business

Over the last 12 months, we have:

  • recycled over 6240kg of cardboard
  • recycled over 52 tonnes of co-mingled recycling
  • reduced our landfill waste by over 80 tonnes a year
  • reduced our Co2 emissions by 14,125 tonnes
  • educated our staff and customers about the environmental and social benefits of eating local, GMO free, free-range, sustainably fished and nitrate free foods
  • supported local providores and local farmers to grow and produce food in a sustainable way
  • supported local sustainable fisheries
  • purchased over 9,000 local free range eggs
  • purchased over 780kg hand smoked, nitrate free, free range and hormone free bacon
  • made over 54,000 fair trade coffees for you
     

Here's what some of our staff say:

"I feel proud and passionate to represent Jasmine Greens in my local community. Since working here I have been educated in business ethics and corporate social responsibility and seen our business significantly benefit the local community. I'm proud to be a part of Jasmine Greens' latest initiative of donating soup as a fundraiser for Room to Read. I'm looking forward to being involved in training troubled youth in our free community barista training." Dale Walker, Head Barista for the past 2 years, age 20.

"I feel confident in serving food to our customers as I'm aware of the positive impact we're having within our local community, through our food, our packaging and our ethical and local food suppliers." Barista and waitress, Kathryn Graham, age 25.

 "I was a vegetarian before I started working at Jasmine Greens, but working here, I've gained a lot more knowledge about my diet choice and I've become more confident in my decision to be vegetarian. Working here encourages me to stand up for my ethics in saying no to factory farming of animals and choosing chemical free, hormone free and sustainable food. I love to share my knowledge with customers and even enlighten meat eaters about healthier and more sustainable meat production techniques like our hormone free, free-range and nitrate free bacon. I love our fair trade coffee that tastes good, is ethically sourced and spreads the love across from South America to our cafe in Umina." Mia McCarthy, Head waitress and barista for the past year and a half, age 18.

 

introducing our 2016 autumn winter menu

introducing our 2016 autumn winter menu

We've launched our delicious new autumn/winter menu - check it out here: http://www.jasminegreens.com.au

In addition to this beautiful menu, we will have plenty of exciting specials and warm soups available to nourish you through the chilly months.

Jasmine Greens in profile

Jasmine Greens in profile

Last month we had the pleasure of being visited by @Sarahlianhan, food blogger for our organic sourdough supplier, Brasserie Bread.

Here's a link to the article she wrote about us: http://www.brasseriebread.com.au/blog/2016/04/jasmine-greens-park-kiosk-umina-beach/

Live jazz music this weekend

Live jazz music this weekend

Local jazz swooner, Catherine Grace will be performing live at Jasmine Greens this Saturday night, January 23, from 6pm and again this Sunday, January 24, from 11am.

Catherine Grace is a 19 year old singer, songwriter & sax player from the Central Coast. Inspired by the greats, from Diana Krall, to Ella Fitzgerald, Norah Jones and Amy Winehouse, Catherine’s music is a fusion between blues and jazz with a sprinkling of pop.

They're sure to be packed shows - early booking is a good idea to secure your table.