Imagining Food Services for a Sustainable Future
Birthdays are a great time for reflection. When we got started 25 years ago, in 1987, our priorities were cooking restaurant-quality food from scratch using the freshest ingredients, and delivering outstanding customer service. (Watch our video.) In 2004, we formally committed to sustainability, which to us meant:
food choices that celebrate flavor, affirm regional cultural traditions, and support local communities without compromising air, water or soil, now and in the future.
We’ve made a lot of progress in those areas — and more. As we look ahead to our next 25 years, we’d like your input. What do you think “food services for a sustainable future” should mean?
Here are some questions to start you off:
- What's missing from our current definition of sustainability [above]?
- What values drive YOUR food choices?
- What would you like to see us tackle in our next 25 years?
We also welcome blue-sky thinking. Send us your ideas, images, and videos via this form, (BAMCO employees, use this one) Twitter (use the hashtag #sustainBA), Facebook, email — heck, you can even text us or ramble into our voicemail (650-308-9594).
We’ll be gathering all the input into a Popplet, an online tool for visual brainstorming; synthesizing it; and unveiling the result on October 18.