Sustainable food service continues partnership to provide students with
healthy, local, cooked-from-scratch meals
Palo Alto, Calif., and Cleveland, Ohio (June 1, 2009) Bon Appétit Management Company is proud to announce it has signed a 10-year contract extension with Case Western Reserve University. Bon Appétit will continue to work with the university to provide students with exceptionally high quality food, innovative sustainability programs, and healthy cooking initiatives. The two organizations also are committed to supporting local farmers and campus cafés that foster learning and build community.
Bon Appétit Management Company is known as a leader in sustainable university, corporate, and specialty venue dining. Other Cleveland area accounts include AmTrust, Cleveland Botanical Gardens, and Parker Hannifin.
“Bon Appétit’s team of professional chefs do more than provide food service, they add tremendous value to the community by supporting local farmers, encouraging healthy eating habits, and helping Case achieve our sustainability goals,” said Richard Jamieson, VP Campus Services, CWRU.
“We are very excited to continue our partnership with Case Western Reserve, a trailblazing institution in so many interdisciplinary areas. Our shared conviction that a sustainable food system promotes both individual and environmental health makes us perfect partners,” said Fedele Bauccio, CEO of Bon Appétit Management Company.
Bon Appétit chefs at Case Western Reserve University cook fresh, seasonal food from scratch every day. Students are treated to an abundance of healthful choices, from whole grains and seasonal vegetables at their peak of flavor to college favorites like crisp salads, creative pizzas, and a variety of grilled items, including vegetarian and vegan choices at every meal. By leading with flavor and freshness, Bon Appétit makes it easy for Case Western Reserve’s busy students to make smart eating decisions.
Bon Appétit’s socially and environmentally responsible purchasing programs are comprehensive. The company’s Farm to Fork program guarantees that at least 20% of the food served in each café is sourced from local farmers and artisans within 150 miles of campus. Bon Appétit has many existing partnerships with area farmers and artisans including Veggie Valley and City Fresh. The company is committed to serving only sustainably raised or caught seafood; certified humane, cage-free shell eggs; and chicken raised without antibiotics as a routine feed additive. In 2008 Bon Appétit developed the Low Carbon Diet program to lower the carbon footprint of its food service operations and to raise public awareness of the huge impact the food system has on climate change. The company’s Eat Low Carbon online calculator (http://www.eatlowcarbon.org/) helps students evaluate their meal choices easily, both on and off campus.
About Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University is among the nation’s leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case Western Reserve is distinguished by its strengths in education, research, service, and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland, Case Western Reserve offers nationally recognized programs in the Arts and Sciences, Dentistry, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Sciences.
About Bon Appétit Management Company
Bon Appétit Management Company (www.bamco.com) is an onsite restaurant company offering full food service management to corporations, universities and specialty venues. Bon Appétit is committed to sourcing sustainable, local foods for all cafés throughout the country. A pioneer in environmentally sound sourcing policies, Bon Appétit has developed programs addressing local purchasing, the overuse of antibiotics, sustainable seafood, cage-free eggs, and most recently, the connection between food and climate change. The company has received numerous awards for its work from organizations like the Natural Resources Defense Council, Seafood Choices Alliance, The Humane Society of the United States, and Food Alliance. Based in Palo Alto, CA, Bon Appétit has more than 400 cafés in 29 states, including eBay, American University and the Getty Center.
For Bon Appétit Management Company:
Dan Farrell, District Manager
For Case Western Reserve University:
Richard J. Jamieson, Vice President, Campus Services