Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Stephanie Corbett
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Case Western Reserve University
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Jim O'Brien
Resident District Manager
Bon Appetit - CWRU
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:
25

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:
43

An inventory of food and beverage purchases that qualify as sustainably/ethically produced:
A brief description of the methodology used to conduct the inventory, including the timeframe and how representative samples accounted for seasonal variation (if applicable):

Bon Appetit reports each vendor or farm they purchase from and how many miles the food was grown or has been processed from over a 12 month period to our office.


Website URL where the institution’s validated Real/Good Food Calculator results are publicly posted:
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Which of the following food service providers are present on campus and included in the inventory/assessment?:
Present? Included?
Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution No No
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor Yes Yes
Student-run food/catering services No No
Franchises (e.g., regional or global brands) Yes No
Convenience stores Yes Yes
Vending services Yes No
Concessions Yes No

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:
$1 million - $4.9 million

A brief description of the institution’s sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:

Sustainability is at the heart of the food and beverage program managed by Bon Appetit @ CWRU. We have a goal to source at least 20% of ingredients, by dollar, from small, local, owner operated farmers and artisans; prioritize plant-based proteins in the café and offer vegetarian options at every meal; cook from scratch, including stocks, sauces, and soups; prevent and minimize waste in a number of ways; purchase only cage-free and third party certified eggs, pork raised without the use of gestation crates, and ground beef from Certified Humane operations or small, local farmers. Our seafood is never air-freighted, and is purchased in accordance with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Guidelines for Sustainability, and we’ve been at the forefront of the right for farmworkers rights – including hosting an annual National Farmworker Awareness Week on campus. Last but not least, we communicate with guests through menus in the cafes and through our guest facing website (www.cafebonappetit.com) in order to share our sustainability-related policies, the local farms we source from and their distance from the campus, and menu items with COR icons that relay information related to each of these standards.


Website URL where information about the food and beverage purchasing program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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CWRU Farm to Fork partners: https://case.cafebonappetit.com/farm-to-fork/

The local food percentage is based on a 150 mile radius from campus.

100% of Bon Appetit's seafood purchases are MSC certified.

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