Green Café Opening Featured in My Dish
Bon Appetit Pushes for 'Commitment to Sustainability'
By Ciara Putrello
Contact: Ciara Putrello
February 10, 2006
My Dish, a monthly publication by Hamilton food service provider Bon Appetit's parent company, The Compass Group, featured an article titled "Bon Appetit Opens Green Café at Hamilton College" in its February issue. The Green Café combines Hamilton's new environmental efforts along with its existing local purchasing of agriculture and fisheries to create and offer a unique experience. General manager Patrick Raynard said the "new café is an embodiment of our food philosophy and commitment to sustainability." Some of the café's initiatives include "Green Goals" and "Farm to Fork" which include the purchasing of more than 50 percent of produce from Wagner Farms in Rome, N.Y., and a new vegan and vegetarian station. Their use of biodegradable paper and environmentally friendly cleaning products also add to Bon Appetit's goal to be socially responsible.