Bon Appétit at Regis University in Denver is as committed to the community at large as it is to Regis guests, faculty, and staff. Team members consider themselves a source for positive change and open dialogue about food and sustainability, so when asked to host local Boy Scouts for a kitchen tour and pizza making to help them earn their public health merit badge, the answer was an easy yes!
Eight scouts and their parents came to Regis and learned the details of what goes into managing a school café, including the process and procedures that go into ensuring that what is being offered to guests is safe and of highest quality. It was the first time the public health badge was offered to the troop, and the boys were interested in what they learned about food safety, safety verifications, and foodborne illnesses.
But their favorite part by far was making pizza from scratch. Executive Chef Glenn Babcock walked them through every step; then the boys got to eat what they made. “Thank you for serving and for educating others outside the walls of Regis,” said Regis Associate Dean Jamie Nash, who brought in the troop. “This truly brought out the heart of what our university is about.” And what Bon Appétit is about, too!
Submitted by Letina Matheny, General Manager