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Our Values

A_BCorp_logo_POSThe Bi-Rite Family of Businesses became a Certified B Corporation in 2015. B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp certification is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee, or USDA Organic certification is to milk.

The Bi-Rite Family of Businesses was certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We’ve evaluated how our practices impact our employees, our community, the environment, and our guests.

Today, there are more than 1,300 Certified B Corps around the globe, including. We are proud to join them in redefining success in business, so that one day everyone uses business as a force for good. To learn more about our certification, please explore our B Corp profile (coming soon!).

Love, Passion, Integrity

Sam brought our three Core Values to the Market from his days running Rendezvous du Monde, his restaurant in downtown San Francisco. These hold just as true today.

LOVE: We value relationships– with the people we work with, the people who raise our food, and the people we feed. We’re drawn to food because food brings people together.  We love to serve, and genuinely find pleasure in sharing food with our guests.

PASSION: Food is our life, and sharing it gives us energy. We recognize that knowledge is a two-way street, and we can always be better. The more we learn, the more we want to know; we’re in a constant state of improvement.

INTEGRITY: We act conscientiously, always thinking about the impact of our decisions. We value and emphasize transparency – not just with the products and services we provide, but also as a sustainable, community-serving business.

These values hold true for all members of our Bi-Rite Family, including Bi-Rite Market, Creamery, Catering, and 18 Reasons.