We have always believed Rock the Fork can – and should – have a positive impact on the communities, in which we operate. As we have grown our event schedule and culinary roster, so too has our commitment to create a larger community social impact.

That’s why we have decided that working together with our customers, corporate family, flavor squad members, vendors and sponsors will allow us to create positive change. Some of our initiatives as a company are: park conservation, ending hunger, economic development, and environmental sustainability.

Protecting Parks

Protecting Parks

Green space in urban areas provides substantial ecosystem services. The U.S. Forest Service calculated that over a 50-year lifetime, one tree generates $31,250 worth of oxygen, provides $62,000 worth of air pollution control, recycles $37,500 worth of water, and controls $31,250 worth of soil erosion. We believe it’s our responsibility to protect and maintain these crucial elements of our communities. Especially those spaces, in which we host events. We fund programs that ensure we keep these spaces safe.

Helping Restaurants

Helping Restaurants

Our biggest mission-to-date is to provide support and resources to local entrepreneurs entering or struggling within the food and beverage industry. We create opportunities for our family of chefs, brewers, winemakers, among others, to reach broader audiences. We provide a vast network of culinary labs, test kitchens, catered events and food delivery channels, as well as marketing and financial support to help develop maximum potential.

Sustainable Farming

Sustainable Farming

We are committed to sustainable farming and local/regional food systems, as this form of agriculture is based on working efficiently to use non-renewable resources and integrating biological cycles to create more sustainable farm practices. Sustainable agriculture embraces a wide range of techniques, including: organic, free range, low-input chemicals, holistic, and biodynamic. Local food systems also reduce the amount of energy spent on food transport, as well as economically support local communities.

Ending Hunger

Ending Hunger

A family shouldn’t have to struggle to get enough to eat. We feel it’s important to support those in our communities who need to put food on the table. We fund programs that provide meals to people in need through a network of food banks and other channels to help resolve this unfortunate situation that afflicts our community.

Keeping Green

Keeping Green

Our comprehensive approach to reducing our environmental impact means looking at all aspects of our business. We always plan for ways to reduce our overall carbon footprint in everything we do. We always use recycle materials throughout our events and operations. We constantly find ways to reduce our power consumption and more efficient ways to operate.

Future Agriculture

Future Agriculture

Agriculture takes up a lot of resources, land, water, and have high carbon footprints. Innovation has to be made to address these issues, so we are committed to supporting ventures such as vertical farming, to utilize more efficient methods to harvest crops. More than 390 times more productivity per square foot and 90% less water consumed, so far, and as more advancements are made, we hope to see local vertical farms supporting communities everywhere.

Volunteerism at Rock the Fork is never a dull moment. Not only do we feel great about giving back to the community, we have a blast every time we do it. Every employee participates in our company-wide philanthropic activities.

We always encourage volunteerism and maintain an open schedule policy for anyone who needs time off for charitable activities. What kind of company would we be if we didn’t allow our employees to make an amazing impact on the world? 🙂