While medical experts agree that seafood is a healthful dietary choice, certain fish species contain toxic levels of mercury, which is especially harmful to developing fetuses and children and may also cause health problems for adults. Starting November 15th, signage in all 400 Bon Appétit cafés around the country will direct fish eaters to the GotMercury.org calculator, which they can use to gauge their personal mercury exposure and intake risk.
Bon Appétit Management Company Challenges America to Eat Local
The Eat Local Challenge explores why local foods are better for the palate, the community, and the environment.
Please Pass the (Local, Homemade) Salt
Creating an entirely local meal can be a struggle, even for professional chefs. But as 400 Bon Appétit Management Company chefs from across the nation prepare for the second annual Eat Local Challenge, they are discovering that eating local is less a struggle than a treasure hunt.
Going Trans Fat Free Without Compromising Taste or Performance
At a combined annual meeting of the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) and the Canadian College and University Food Service Association (CCUFSA), a number of colleges and universities reported taking steps to reduce trans fats and saturated fats from cafeteria menus.
Bon Appétit Management Company Revives Endangered Foods
This summer, Bon Appétit Management Company (BAMCO), with the help of Slow Food USA and their Renewing America’s Food Traditions (RAFT) project, will challenge chefs at 400 cafés around the United States to revitalize foods that are in danger of extinction.
Guthrie Theater Restaurants Select Lenny Russo of Heartland as New Executive Chef
In working with the Bon Appétit team, Chef Russo sees an opportunity to continue to expand his network of farmers while being able to create more opportunities for those farmers and artisans who currently supply him by bringing their products to the new Guthrie.
Compass Group Announces Landmark Policy to Purchase Sustainable Seafood
Compass Group USA announced today a major policy to shift the company’s purchases away from threatened fish species and toward sustainably sourced supplies. The new policy will impact approximately one million pounds of fish purchased annually by Compass Group.
Bon Appétit Management Company Café Featured in National Wildlife Federation’s Ecology Yearbook
St. Olaf College dining services, which is run by California food service provider Bon Appétit Management Company, stood out with its project that was designed to analyze the college’s food flow, incorporate more Earth and human-friendly foods in the menu, and minimize food waste generated on campus.
Thanksgiving Treat: Food Service Company Announces First Ever Policy to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Turkeys
The Keep Antibiotics Working Coalition commended today’s announcement by Bon Appétit Management Company (BAMCO) of a new groundbreaking purchasing policy for turkey to help combat the antibiotic-resistance crisis in human medicine.
Bon Appétit Management Company Pledges to Sell Only Cage-Free Eggs
Today, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced a major victory in its campaign to end one of the most abusive practices in animal agribusiness. After discussions with The HSUS, Bon Appétit Management Company has pledged to start selling only eggs from uncaged birds in all of its corporate, university, and specialty venues throughout the United States.