For over 20 years, Secret Sauce F&B has been dedicated to giving back to the Denver community and beyond. During this time we have been fortunate enough to contribute to hundreds of groups and participate in many of Denver’s most impactful fundraising events. As a result of this work, Secret Sauce has earned National Philanthropy Day recognition for ‘Outstanding Small Business,’ the Colorado Restaurant Association’s ‘Outstanding Professional’ and ‘Restaurant Neighbor’ awards, and ‘Business Honoree’ recognition at Urban Peak’s Maverick Thinkers Gala.
Over time, Secret Sauce has developed deeper, longer-lasting relationships with a select group of non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of Denver youth. While charitable contribution requests are still welcome, please be aware that Secret Sauce is committed to devoting the majority of its energy and resources to these respected Community Partners.
Urban Peak – Plates for the Peak @ Vesta
Denver Community Ventures & Youth Culinary Academy - Wings & Whiskey @ Ace
DHA-Asissted Families - Steuben’s Toy Drive
Book Trust - RoundUp @ Steuben’s Uptown
Green and sustainable efforts are very important to the Secret Sauce family of restaurants. Each of our locations has been certified as a green business through the EPA and Certifiably Green Denver, due in large part to the following efforts:
Our restaurants source 100% clean wind power for every kilowatt-hour used, and wind power discounts are made available to our staff and guests through this program. (Guests also receive a $25 gift card to our restaurants when participating in Arcadia Power’s clean wind power program at www.arcadiapower.com/secretsauce. **See below for more details.)
In addition to sourcing wind power energy, the patio at Steuben’s uptown location is covered with a solar awning. Additional solar panels are located on the roof.
Our restaurants separate trash and recycling, while the kitchen and dishwashing areas include additional containers for compost waste. Our takeout boxes are recyclable and made from 100% recycled paper.
Our restaurants participate in programs that pickup and recycle fryer oil weekly.
Our restaurants seek ingredients that are locally and/or responsibly produced to incorporate into their menus, when possible. Locally sourced products include vegetables and dairy products from the GrowHaus, Prairie Harvest Organics, MouCO, Fruition Farms, and numerous local beer and spirits producers. Local and sustainable products are requested from multiple-source suppliers like Grower’s Organic, Fresh Point, and Seattle Fish Company whenever possible.
B-Cycle stations and ample bicycle racks at our Denver restaurants.
**Signing up with Arcadia Power means offsetting every kilowatt-hour of energy you use with clean wind power. You do not need to own your home to sign up. As of December 2015, the cost is an additional 1.5 cents per kilowatt-hour, meaning a $30 energy bill would become a $35 energy bill. Check your monthly bill to see how many kilowatt-hours you use. Visit www.arcadiapower.com/secretsauce for more information.