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What if you could make a difference in the world just by eating lunch? If you’re one of the many thousands of guests eating at a Bon Appétit Management Company café, you already are!

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The recently refurbished, beautiful T. Furth Center for Performing Arts and Ryan Concert Hall, at Trine University in Angola, IN, now hosts world-class performers for its performing arts events — and the Bon Appétit team at Trine enjoys being given the opportunity to cater them with elegance and flair. Trine University, with the help of many donors and supporters, repurposed the nearly 100-year-old, crumbling Angola Christian Church into the gorgeous venue thanks to a close to $8 million renovation. The grand opening of the center brought country legend Lee Greenwood to the stage, and since then the calendar has been dotted with other special events. A recent popular performance included a visit from country star Charlie Daniels. With his Southern twang, he delighted the guests with stories from the road of his long career. The Charlie Daniels Band performance, of […]

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As this year’s Farmworker Awareness Week approaches, hundreds of Bon Appétit cafés around the country are preparing to spread the word about how few pennies per pound farmworkers earn for commonly picked produce items, and 20 locations are hosting a screening of the documentary Food Chains.

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The first Garden community program — with 20 kids from the YMCA and Boys And Girls Club Tenderloin locations — was a huge success … and a lot of fun for the grownups involved, too!

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Cooking and serving a multicourse dinner for a couple hundred people in a space without a kitchen is quite a challenge. How about if those hundreds of people include the CEO of your company and most of the fooderati of Portland, OR, who’ve paid top dollar as part of a fundraiser for the James Beard Public Market (named for “the father of American cooking”), as well as keynote speaker Mark Bittman, a multiple James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and New York Times columnist? High stakes indeed — but a feat that Bon Appétiters from all around Portland magically pulled off without anyone ever guessing how hard it was! Bon Appétit’s ties to the event, called Gather & Taste, extend much deeper than just donating the dinner. The company has partnered with the James Beard Public Market, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization […]