EPISODE 3: Can Green Be Sexy?

In search of the truth, Special Agents William Neal and Patrick Cuccaro explore the mysterious Green world of sustainable special events and catering. What myths will they shatter? What will they uncover?


The Truth is out there…so we’re told.



In Episode 1 and Episode 2, William and Patrick posed the question, “Which is best—an apple grown organically or one grown locally?”


PATRICK: William, this Special Agent gig is wearing me out. I keep looking for easy answers, and there aren’t any.


WILLIAM: As you’ve said, Patrick: Not everything about Green is black and white. We can agree, though, that “food miles” count when it comes to sustainability. So let’s talk about LOVE, my friend! Let’s talk DATE NIGHT!


PATRICK: OK, Romeo, does this have anything to do with that gorgeous bunch of kale and other greens I saw on your office desk?




WILLIAM: You betcha! Last night was date night at the old homestead. My wife is so proud of our organic garden—she actually went out and picked kale to decorate the table. It was great! Do you remember when Chef Ahmad made gorgeous wild salmon for the Green wedding we did not long ago? The bride loved the dish, and I did something similar for my wife. But, instead of a side salad, I used some more fresh kale for a flavorful side dish. Now THAT was SEXY Green!


PATRICK: I suppose you are going to weave the apples in here somewhere, aren’t you?


WILLIAM: Right again, Special Agent Cuccaro! I wanted to finish off the meal with a super-light dessert, so I grilled some local apples with a brown sugar glaze and fresh whipped cream…then added a little graham cracker crumble on top for good measure. Easy and delicious regardless of the apple’s pedigree, food miles or pesticides used! Just kidding about the last one there; I did wash the apples first…with a GREEN scrubby pad! Get it? “GREEN” scrubby pad! Ha!


PATRICK: Seriously…?


To be continued…



Do you eat strawberries in December? Apples in March? Watermelon in January? Would you be willing to sacrifice those luxuries in order to make your carbon footprint smaller? Please, share your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below.


Enjoy “William’s Fresh Kale Bake” recipe here.


Join us next week when Special Agents­­­­ Patrick Cuccaro and William Neal continue their investigation of Bringing the FOOD to YOU.



This week’s 3Rs…


What is Revealed?


REVEALED: Atlanta Botanical Garden





What is Revered?


REVERED: Marvin Gaye





What is Reviled?


REVILED: Date Night Leftovers Packed in Styrofoam





Special Agent
Patrick Cuccaro
UNIT: Legacy Green
Affairs to Remember Caterers
Special Agent Patrick Cuccaro possesses an analytical mind and keen intellect. As Past Chair of the Georgia Restaurant Association (2012)—representing more than 4,000 restaurants and 100,000 employees—he casts a studied eye towards one of the country’s largest creators of waste—the food industry. Armed with a vision for…[more]

Special Agent
William Neal
UNIT: Legacy Green
Affairs to Remember Caterers
Agent William Neal is a hardened professional in the culinary industry. Well…maybe not hardened, since his favorite quip is “Never trust a skinny chef!” Agent Neal has held some interesting posts throughout his career. Starting as a chef, he became a…[more]

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