Would you expect cafeteria food to be even more delicious and healthier than your Mom’s?
Bon Appetit Management, an on-site restaurant company that prepares food for 400 locations, including the University of San Francisco, MIT, the Getty Museum, and Yahoo!, makes food from scratch using local ingredients. Their commitment to sustainability, health, and reducing the carbon footprint is remarkable. We need more companies like Bon Appetit who are doing a stellar job and trying to make a difference. Watch the video and drool.
I first met Fedele Bauccio, Bon Appetit’s co-founder, at “Cooking for Solutions”, an extraordinary annual event at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (Bon Appetit is a primary sponsor). Award-winning baker, chef, and cookbook author Jim Dodge, who is Bon Appetit’s Director of Special Events, is one of the main organizers. The gathering, which is now in its ninth year, brings together celebrity chefs, renowned wineries (Benziger, Chappellet, and Sanford wineries), press, and the general public. The two-day event of non-stop information panels, cooking demonstrations, and signature gala celebration is devoted to raising awareness and discovering how to protect the health of the soil, water, and ocean wildlife. And it’s FUN!!!