Many caterers are cheering eco-friendly requirements for menus at events hosted by the Denver 2008 Host Committee during the Democratic National Convention, but some see them as a challenge.
A request for catering proposals for events sponsored by the Host Committee asks for no fried foods; no individual plastic containers for liquids; reusable, recylable or compostable plates; and local, or organic, food -- or both.
Another request is for food to be in at least three of the following five colors: red, green, yellow, blue/purple, and white.
One caterer warned that going organic could double prices.
Still, caterers agree that organizers' commitment to going green during the convention is laudable.
The event is set for August 25 to 28 in Denver.