Eat Low Carbon

Launched in 2007, by Bon Appétit Management Company, the Low Carbon Diet set specific targets to reduce our carbon emissions over five years. In 2015, they moved from a diet aimed at quick reduction goals to a long-term, sustained way of living: the Low Carbon Lifestyle. They’ve developed five easy tips to help people think about how their food choices affect the future of our planet (Source).

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Bon Appétit Management Company is a on-site restaurant company offering full food-service management to corporations, universities, museums, and specialty venues. Based in Palo Alto, CA, they operate more than 1,000 cafés in 33 states for dozens of marquee clients. Their food is cooked from scratch, including sauces, stocks, and soups. (Salsa, too!) A pioneer in environmentally sound sourcing policies, they’ve developed programs addressing local purchasing, overuse of antibioticssustainable seafoodthe food–climate change connectionhumanely raised meat and eggs, and farmworkers’ rights. They’re grateful to have been recognized by many leading foundations, nonprofits, and industry associations for our work. This mission statement, called The Dream and written by our CEO and cofounder Fedele Bauccio , has been Bon Appétit’s guiding philosophy since we were founded in 1987:

Our Dream is to be the premier onsite restaurant company known for its culinary expertise and commitment to socially responsible practices. We are a culture driven to create food that is alive with flavor and nutrition, prepared from scratch using authentic ingredients. We do this in a socially responsible manner for the well-being of our guests, communities, and the environment (Source).

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