Who We Are

We are an on-site restaurant company offering full food-service management to corporations, universities, museums, and specialty venues. Based in Palo Alto, CA, we operate more than 1,000 cafés in 33 states for dozens of marquee clients.

Our food is cooked from scratch, including sauces, stocks, and soups. (Salsa, too!) A pioneer in environmentally sound sourcing policies, we’ve developed programs addressing local purchasing, overuse of antibiotics, sustainable seafood, the food–climate change connection, humanely raised meat and eggs, and farmworkers’ rights. We’re grateful to have been recognized by many leading foundations, nonprofits, and industry associations for our work.

This mission statement, called The Dream and written by our CEO and cofounder Fedele Bauccio , has been Bon Appétit’s guiding philosophy since we were founded in 1987:

Our Dream is to be the premier onsite restaurant company known for its culinary expertise and commitment to socially responsible practices. We are a culture driven to create food that is alive with flavor and nutrition, prepared from scratch using authentic ingredients. We do this in a socially responsible manner for the well-being of our guests, communities, and the environment.



Bon Appétit in the Community

While the holiday is centered on China’s traditional lunisolar calendar, which is tied to the autumn harvest and end of the agricultural growing season, Lunar New Year celebrations are highly country- and culture-specific. This year we’re delving into the unique Lunar New Year celebrations that occur in China, Vietnam, and South Korea. Read on to learn more!

This Black History Month, as we celebrate and amplify the voices of Black people in the United States, we also want to call attention to critically important programs like the CASFS apprenticeship, which do so much to offer onramps to farming, cultural foodways, and land justice for BIPOC folks.