The TOM Café, at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne obtained the EcoCook Sustainable Restaurant Level 4 (v2017) certification in November 2018, showing its commitment to sustainable development. As EcoCook certification is valid for three years, in February 2022, the TOM Café renewed its certification (v2020) and commitments.
Located on the top floor of the Olympic Museum, the TOM Café restaurant is distinguished by its terrace, one of the most beautiful in Lausanne, from which visitors can admire Lake Geneva and the Alps. The TOM Café stands out for its cuisine and its refined dishes prepared by its Chef according to the seasons, its weekend brunch, as well as its spaces dedicated to corporate events.
As for the Olympic Museum, its vocation is to help people discover the Olympic Movement, to bear witness to its contribution to society and to transmit Olympic values beyond the celebration of the Games and competitions. It promotes dialogue between Olympism and the public through a variety of activities aimed at raising awareness of the heritage of the Olympic Games.
EcoCook® is the first and only Swiss certification in the catering sector that recognises the sustainable practices of a restaurant on all levels. For consumers, EcoCook® is above all a guarantee of these practices and commitments to sustainability.
The EcoCook® team, composed of experts in sustainability, certification and communication, has developed the “Sustainable Restaurant Certification Program”, which allows restaurant owners to:
Improve their practices
Reduce their environmental impact
Reduce their operating costs
Discover below the results of the certification (v2020).
The online platform of the EcoCook® Sustainable Restaurant Certification Program’s provides a global overview of the sustainability level of each restaurant at any given time. Shown above are TOM Café’s scores (unit: EcoCookpoints v2020).
The TOM Café restaurant meets a large number of sustainability criteria, which is why it has achieved the certification level 4 (v2020), although there is room for improvement in each area of certification. Note that since TOM Café’s initial certification in 2018, the EcoCook program has grown to include three additional levels of certification.
Below is an overview of the good practices and commitments of this restaurant.
Food and beverages, menus and cooking
The TOM Café excludes endangered species and genetically modified organisms.
Pascal Beaud’huin, Chef of the TOM Café restaurant certified Ecocook Sustainable Restaurant, favours fresh and seasonal products (56% of the food purchased is fresh and at least 63% of the fruit and vegetables are in season). In addition, 80% of the food products are raw.
The menu favours dishes based on fresh products and cooked in a healthy way, without additives or flavour enhancers.
70% of food products purchased annually are of plant origin.
45% of the food on offer is vegetarian, including all services.
A program to reduce the environmental impact of food purchases and menus has been defined, including an increase in the proportion of MSC/ASC-labeled fish and seafood, organic products, etc.