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Jenny Slafkosky

When Bon Appétit Management Company relaunched its longstanding Win ‘Em Over with Service (WOWS) hospitality training program in 2021, the team redesigning the program recognized an opportunity to take a more inclusive approach to hospitality by focusing on the well-being of both guests and employees.

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While mentorship and helping hourly employees develop new skills to grow their careers has always been a priority for Bon Appétit managers, in 2022 Bon Appétit Management Company launched a companywide leadership certification program designed to give hourly employees a specific blend of hard and soft skill sets that will help them transition into management roles.

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In February, the New York Times broke the news that Bon Appétit’s Chief Strategy and Brand Officer, Maisie Ganzler, had been nominated to the board at McDonald’s by financier Carl Icahn, who holds shares in the fast-food brand. Icahn has been pushing McDonald’s to stick to its 2012 commitment to transition its pork supply away from inhumane gestation crates. Ganzler, who successfully led the transition of Bon Appétit’s pork supply away from gestation crates (a nationwide rollout of the product is occurring right now), was chosen by Icahn for her deep direct experience in working with suppliers to make this change. In this Q&A, Maisie talks about the journey from asking lots of questions about the welfare of pigs to receiving a highly publicized board nomination for a fast-food giant.

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What does Fair Trade really mean? Learn more — including why you should look for it for your #selfcare products.

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It’s National Seafood Month, and the best way to celebrate is to learn to spot sustainable seafood.

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Pasta carbonara with extra vegetables for a plant-forward twist, plus tacos with from-scratch tortillas and all the fixings

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University of San Francisco Director of Catering Dannie Stanton says the values of Bon Appétit as a company, the passion of the people, and the creative freedom his job allows has kept him doing what he loves for 24 years.

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