Sustainability management in fine dining restaurants

  • Matilde da Costa Lima Figueiras Silvano (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The objective of this dissertation is to understand how fine dining restaurants can adopt a more sustainable management, without compromising the experience they offer to their clients. To answer my research question, I conducted a comparative case study on two Portuguese fine-dining restaurants. The results show that, to begin with, it is possible to apply a range of strategies on a restaurant, that contribute to sustainability and fine dining simultaneously, and, secondly, it is also possible for a restaurant to adopt sustainable practices that, without reinforcing the fine dining experience, do not diminish it. Finally, the results show that the two objectives are not contradictory and can even complement each other.
Date of Award26 Jan 2022
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorLaure Leglise (Supervisor)


  • Sustainability
  • Arcadas
  • SEM Restaurant & Wine Bar
  • Fine dining
  • Restaurants
  • Sustainable management
  • Sustainable strategies


  • Mestrado em Gestão e Administração de Empresas

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