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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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This past fall, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of our Farm to Fork program, Bon Appétit gave away ten $5,000 grants to our local farmers, fishermen, and artisans around the country to help them grow their business. Here’s how Locals Seafood of Raleigh, NC, is using theirs.

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David Rushing, the executive chef of Washington University in St. Louis’s DUC, can’t throw his weight around in the kitchen anymore. No, he hasn’t been demoted — he’s just half the man he used to be, after participating in ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss.

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After hosting 13 middle school girls from a Girls, Inc. summer program, Bon Appétit Pastry Chef Lasheeda Perry created a special Napoleon pastry that brought Girls, Inc. $10,000 at its first annual fundraiser dinner, Taste!