FREYA CATERING – Estonia’s first sustainable catering.

Freya Catering is the first sustainable catering service in Estonia, trying to reduce the footprint of all of us by catering every event, coffee break, lunch, dinner and celebration. We are committed to create rich flavours, wholesome food, good service and beautiful experiences, not forgetting to preserve the environment around us. Freya is the first Catering service provider in Estonia with Green Key recognition.

Why do we care about sustainability?
Because we admit that the catering sector is not sustainable, but we feel a great responsibility towards the environment, being a guide in creating a sustainable world and contributing to a greener future.

In our kitchen, we use as many clean and domestic ingredients as possible, which come from local small producers and ethical partners, while having the smallest possible ecological footprint. In turn, we consume the raw material responsibly, using it from end to end and with as few left overs as possible. We try to utilise the by-products of cooking in the kitchen – for example, during fermentation, we find use for both the raw material to be fermented and the liquid left over from the process, and the cuts left over from the preparation of dishes become the basis for a delicious broth.
Plant-based options are a central part of our menu, including vegan, lactose- and gluten-free options, and for fish and meat dishes, we make meaningful decisions based on our footprint when choosing ingredients. We avoid endangered species in our sourcing and all fish and seafood are MSC certified.

Minimizing and sorting waste is a natural part of our worldview. We move the waste generated during the catering of the event (during preparation, during the event and during cleaning) ourselves. The bio-waste becomes energy in the Maardu biogas plant. We donate leftover food to the Estonian Food Bank. We don’t use disposable serving utensils, we use Ringo’s recycling packages for convenient serving of dishes at home.

With all this, we also consider the visual side of the table to be important – so that it meets your expectations and offers eye candy to the guests. All of this, of course, in a sustainable way.

Our actions are driven by the changes we want to see in the world. We hope you share our worldview, and we can be your partner in organising your next event. To receive an offer, write to catering@freyafoodbar.ee

Sustainable catering world is brought to you by:

Hardi Nurmine

Kristo Malm
Head chef