Just as Bon Appétit teams value their tried-and-true supplier relationships, so does Genentech. Genentech’s South San Francisco campus hosted the Second Annual Roche Global Facilities Procurement Supplier Recognition event, celebrating superior performance by Roche and Genentech partners.
Director of Catering Jamie Campo and Chef Jenem Martin led the team that executed the event’s lunch, which itself was an ode to Bon Appétit’s own suppliers. The menu was chock-full of ingredients from Northern California farms and food-craft businesses including Arbequina olive oil, Bravo Farms provisions, and Hodo Soy Beanery tofu.
The Bon Appétit team was so focused on executing a top-notch event that its members had little time to contemplate their own inclusion for consideration in that afternoon’s honors, as Outstanding Supplier for Environment & Sustainability. They were delightfully surprised to win such a high accolade!
Although everyone was humble, there were all kinds of reasons to support the win: Bon Appétit’s collaboration with Green Genes, Genentech’s sustainability department; ongoing hosting of farmers’ markets that make buying local and seasonal affordable and easy for guests; mastery of guest education — apparent in the skillful execution of the Low Carbon Diet and Eat Local Challenge days, along with the implementation of programs such as chef demonstrations and snout-to-tail cooking; and the team’s efforts to divert disposable to-go containers from landfills through the introduction of compostables and reusable plateware. It was honor enough for the catering team to serve the award lunch, but it sure felt good to be honored as well!
Submitted by Elizabeth Fox, Marketing Manager, Northern California