by By Jonathan Vatner | December 01, 2009

Compost siteFor a Habitat for Humanity gala, Chef Pascal Coudouy at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa in Beaver Creek, Colo. (, devised a special menu that would be easily compostable. All the food waste -- 80 gallons of it -- was sent to a nearby composting facility. For planners looking to do the same, check out for a listing of facilities in your area. Note that meat is more difficult to compost than vegetables, and the smaller the bones, the better.