Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.34
Liaison John Stolz
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Duquesne University
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.89 / 6.00 Carissa Lange
Graduate Assistant
Center for Environmental Research & Education (CERE)
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:

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

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):

Information for the inventory was obtained via Parkhurst Dining Services. They provided us with what they refer to as their "Know Your Source" Report. Parkhurst also provided us with an inventory of all of the plant-based foods purchased at Duquesne. This inventory includes purchases from June 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. After March, there were no more dining purchases made as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Website URL where the institution’s validated Real/Good Food Calculator results are publicly posted:

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 Yes Yes
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor No No
Student-run food/catering services No No
Franchises (e.g., regional or global brands) No No
Convenience stores No No
Vending services No No
Concessions No 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:

By involving ourselves within the communities we serve, Parkhurst forms personal relationships with new and creative artisans that are producing unique, high-quality goods. Our Forged Partners are food makers and farmers that are looking to venture into new geography. They are family-owned and operated, they share our values, and, most importantly, they share our high culinary standards and passion for food. We love that we are able to help these businesses expand their distribution and bring their exciting and creative products to the guests across our region, in turn offering our client partners a specialized retail product mix that stands apart from their competition.
Forged Partners:
Astor Chocolate
The Chef’s Garden
Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea
Enrico Biscottti
Frankferd Farms
George Howe
Hillandale Farms
Hope’s Cookies
Jamison Farms
Just Bagels
Karn Meats
La Colombe
Legally Addictive
Lenka Bars
Love Corn
Lush Gourmet
Mavuno Harvest
Mouth Party Caramels
Just Brittle
Parma Sausage
Righteous Felon
Simply Gum
Sweet Street
Wholesome Nibbles

Website URL where information about the food and beverage purchasing program is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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