Our Standards


As we grow our business, we regularly find ourselves explaining our philosophy and principals to customers. We believe our kitchen is delivering the highest quality food in Salem. But for Rafns' to succeed, we need to be better about communicating how we operate and what separates us from other restaurants. So here it is, in a nut shell:

What we do:
We use certified organic olive oil and butter.
We use organic, cage-free and free-range eggs.
We use meats that are drug-free and humanely-raised.
We make our own gelatin-rich bone broth.
We use organic coffee, tea, and chocolate from local suppliers.
We use organic produce from local farmers and purveyors, with very few exceptions.
We compost all of our food waste, paper towels, and paper napkins.
We take pride in the cleanliness of our kitchen.

What we don't do:
We don't use MSG.
We don't use highly-refined or hydrogenated oils.
We don't use Teflon or synthetic cookware.
We don't have a microwave in our kitchen.
We don't use genetically modified ingredients.

These are the standards and values that guide us. If you share these values, we hope you will support us!

- Nate & Rochelle Rafn