“We really wanted to make our process more efficient and Choco was the perfect solution. We save so much time and money through less order mishaps and no longer have stacks of paper or spend hours on the phone”

About Choco

Choco is the easiest way to order from all your suppliers. We save restaurants 5+ hours a week and reduce order mistakes by 85%. Our mission is to transition the world to sustainable food systems.

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Jamie Smith, Owner of Amma Che

Jan 28-30

Anti-food waste pop-up
Restaurants in Austin neighborhoods

Featuring dishes made of food waste.


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Casa de Luz

Il Brutto

East Austin

Translated as ‘The Ugly,’ the name Il Brutto is a nod to the iconic Spaghetti Western Film The Good, The Bad And The Ugly. Located in East Austin, Il Brutto is a neighborhood Italian spot dedicated to serving authentic Italian cuisine with a focus on handmade pastas, pizzas & breads. 

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Barton Creek

Casa de Luz is not a restaurant in the traditional sense. Instead, its dining room is part of a nonprofit community center that includes classes in yoga, meditation and healthy lifestyle education. Serving hundreds of organic, vegan meals per day, Casa de Luz was founded on macrobiotic principles that eschew dairy, oils, nightshades and meat. The homey dining room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals are a set menu at a fixed price, served cafeteria-style and eaten at communal tables, thus fostering a shared, collective experience.

Waste is Gold is an anti-food waste featuring Austin restaurants that have created dishes made out of food waste ingredients. Participating chefs are challenged to design a dish or repurpose an existing menu item and customers can order these items on the weekend of Jan 28-30 via curbside pickup, delivery and dine-in.

In the US alone, 40% of all food produced goes uneaten, making up 133 billion pounds in landfills and totaling $161 billion of food waste per year. 

It's in this backdrop that Choco - a new app providing free order management technology to restaurants and food suppliers- has organized this campaign. The initiative touches on the interconnections of food, sustainability and technology for the future of restaurants.

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Foreign & Domestic

North Loop

Foreign & Domestic is Austin's original farm-to-table, nose-to-tail restaurant founded over ten years ago. Seriousness about ingredients, and skilled technique, chefs and partners Sarah Heard and Nathan Lemley have reenergized the concept over the last two years and polished the hallmarks, putting their passion into gourmet comfort food. It’s Texas farm country meets French bistro. A place unafraid of butter and salt.

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Gnocchi with aged cheese's skin, squash seeds, brown thyme

Waste is Gold Breakfast Menu

Mushroom Creme Brulee with Dehydrated Mushroom Stems

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Otoko x Watertrade

South Congress

Watertrade is the intimate Japanese-style cocktail bar, attached to Otoko. It features an extensive list of speciality Japanese whiskies, sake + craft cocktails curated around ingredient seasonality. Guests of Watertrade also have access to a limited izakaya-style menu featuring bar bites and specialty dishes from the Otoko culinary team. 

Pretty Bird - Teeda Okinawa Rum, Plantation Stiggins' Extra Fancy Pineapple Rum, Leopold Bros Aperitivo, sudachi juice, fresh pineapple juice, shiso simple syrup 

Lovely Love Affair - Hyogo Far East 135º Gin, Giffard Orgeat syrup, lemon juice, smoked chamomile tea

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Hillside Farmacy

East Austin

Hillside Farmacy resides in a building owned by one of the oldest standing African American East Austin residents. The "F" in the deliberately misspelled Farmacy that nods to the emphasis on simple, fresh food. The restaurant works with local food purveyors and regularly changes the menus around the highest-quality seasonal ingredients.

Chicken and Biscuits

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