You can take the boy out of the kitchen, but you can’t take the kitchen out of the boy.
Since 2007, the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) has been touching down at college campuses to bring together students, youth organizations, and celebrities to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. This year, the Bon Appétit team at Washington University in St. Louis had the opportunity to host CGI U.
Bon Appétit at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA, rolled out an e.a.t. truck in February. The “easy artisan takeout” proved as popular as expected for the busy students, and its menu features pork from Savannah River Farms, chicken from Springer Mountain Farms, and produce from Gruber Family Farm — all local gems.
Bon Appétit employees at Emmanuel College in Boston, MA, form a veritable United Nations of passion and talent. Our location brings us a diverse group of team members from Lebanon, Guinea, Bosnia, Cape Verde, Haiti, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Honduras, El Salvador, and Kenya. What’s truly astounding is how many of this diverse group of people have found a true home, and not just a job, at Bon Appétit.
Trine University in Angola, IN, recently converted the former Lakeshore Depot into a restaurant known as the Depot Grill, where Bon Appétit’s principles of fresh food and locally grown produce are an essential part of the menu. This historic landmark has been modernized structurally, but every attempt was made to maintain the architectural integrity and history of the building.
It’s not easy being green, as a certain frog once sang, and it’s even less easy getting your practices certified green. But that’s exactly the feat that BonAppétit at VMware in Palo Alto, CA, accomplished in February, when it became a Bay Area Certified Green Business.
Employees at Target City Center in Minneapolis, MN, are spoiled when it comes to access to fresh produce. The Nicollet Mall farmers’ market sets up right outside the front door, and they can join the Hay River Farm CSA that’s exclusively for Target employees.
The kitchen crew at Institute of American Indian Arts, in Santa Fe, NM, led by Executive Chef Guido Lambelet, took a trip out to Old Windmill Dairy to learn more about the great cheese they’ve been using in their kitchens — and to get a chance to make some of their own.
One mark of a chef is knowing what to do when a whole pig is delivered to your kitchen. After breaking everything down into primals, the chefs at Regis University in Denver, CO, decided to try their hands at making house cured ham from the leg and bacon from the belly.
Bon Appétit Sous Chef Shirelle Boyd from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, recently launched a garden project with nearby Monticello Middle School, which she had “adopted” through the First Lady’s Chefs Move to Schools program.