On Friday, November 6, at 4 p.m. Fedele Bauccio, CEo and co-founder of Bon Appetit Management Company will speak at Saint Martin’s University Cebula Hall, third floor.
Fedele Bauccio co-founded Bon Appétit Management Company, which provides food service to corporations, universities, and museums in 34 states, in 1987. Fedele and Bon Appétit have revolutionized the food service industry both by introducing fresh, made-from-scratch food to the contract market and by pioneering environmentally and socially responsible practices designed to create a more sustainable food system.
From the beginning, Bon Appétit has been committed to the health of its customers, striving for the freshest ingredients and banning unhealthy ingredients such as MSG and trans fats. The launch of our Farm to Fork program in 1999 marked the first of our many commitments to widening that focus to the communities in which we operate, and to the planet itself. Bon Appétit is the first food service company to commit to seafood that meets Seafood Watch sustainability guidelines for commercial buyers (in 2002), to reducingantibiotic use in farm animals (2003), to switching to rBGH-free milk (2003) and cage-free shell eggs (2005), to tackling food’s role in climate change (2007), and to addressing farmworker rights (2009).
In 2012 Bon Appétit announced a comprehensive animal welfare plan, including switching to humanely raised ground beef (effective immediately) and to phasing out pork raised with gestation crates by the end of 2015. Fedele’s work has been honored by many nonprofit and industry groups. In November 2014, he won the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 National Retail and Consumer Products Award, for redefining the food service industry and pioneering environmental and local sourcing policies. Previously, he has received the International Association of Culinary Professionals’ Lifetime Achievement Award; one of the James Beard Foundation’s inaugural Leadership Awards, along with First Lady Michelle Obama and eight others; Chefs Collaborative’s Sustainability Pathfinder; the Natural Resources Defense Council’s first Going Green Award recipient; and Seafood Choices Alliance’s Seafood Champion. From 2006-2008, he served on the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production.
He is currently a board member of Compass Group North America. Fedele graduated from the University of Portland with a master’s degree in business administration in 1966 and a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1964.
Saint Martin’s requests advance registration for this free event. Register here.