We're All Connected
Bon Appétit is proud to be a vital member of the hundreds of communities in which we operate on a daily basis. After all, these cities and towns are home to our employees, too.
We support our wider communities directly: Our chefs are required to source at least 20 percent of their ingredients from small, owner-operated farms and artisan food businesses within 150 miles. These purchases together add up to tens of millions dollars that we re-invest in our communities every year. And we play a role in many less formal ways: Our chefs, managers, and team members aid dozens of local schools and nonprofits through such activities as hosting fundraising dinners, volunteering at local food banks, and donating to food recovery programs. And through our Fellows program, we dispatch three recent graduates on visits to our college campuses around the country,where they inspire students to get their hands dirty through campus farms, food recovery projects, and more!