|Submission Date||Dec. 11, 2013|
Nova Scotia Community College
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing
Facilities & Engineering
Percentage of food expenditures that meet one or more of the criteria for this credit (0 - 100):
A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:
NSCC’s catering is different at each campus. A campus is either run by Aramark or if the particular campus has a culinary institute the catering services are run by the students. As NSCC has so many campuses we used the Waterfront campus in Dartmouth, NS as a template that applies to all of our campuses. Aramark follows the same strategy at every campus. Four of our 13 campuses use Aramark as a catering service, where the remaining 6 are catered by our students. The culinary students purchase far more local ingredients than Aramark, so using the Waterfront as a template balances out the numbers thus giving a conservative percentage.
NSCC purchases local and supports local businesses by buying the following local foods:
- Local produce from Pete’s Fruitique, Sobey’s, Macullums, Olton’s
- Dairy Products from Baxter’s Milk
- All bread is baked in house
- Meat and Seafood from local butchers such as Olton’s and green island fisheries
- The coffee served by Aramark does have an organic fair trade blend and we also have Just Us! Coffee which is organic, fair trade and roasted in Nova Scotia.
Our Middleton campus is run by Chadwick’s which is a locally owned and operated catering company that emphasizes healthy eating a local purchasing.
Our Burridge and Shelburne campuses actually have greenhouses in which they grow the necessary vegetables for the cafeteria. They do their own catering at these institutions.
The Website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:
Note: When calculating the percentage of sustainable food and beverage purchasing, we have included bread as it is baked on campus. The ingredients used in the bread may not necessarily be with 250 miles of the institution but it is processed locally.
Burridge Campus Greenhouses:
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