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Liaison Kristina Bryan
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Saint Louis University
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Evelyn Shields-Benford
Director of Business & Auxiliary Services
Student Development
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
8.27

A copy of an inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:
An inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:

A sample of the types of items that Aramark purchases locally is attached. The percentage of locally sourced food which has been reported is only represented by Aramark.

Fresh Gatherings Cafe, sources the following locally sourced and/or sustainably produced items and all paper goods are compostable using the brand Greenware. Please note that non-edible items are not included in the percentage of locally sourced food.

Plates, 6"
Plates, 9"
Soup cups, 8 oz
Soup cups, 16 oz
Soup lids, 8 oz
Soup lids, 16 oz
Clamshells, paper, small
Clamshells, paper, large
Cups, cold, parfait, 12 oz
Cups, cold, 14 oz
Cups, hot, 12 oz
Cups, hot, 16 oz
Lids, cold, w/ straw hole, 14 oz
Lids, cold, no straw hole, 12 oz
Lids, hot
Parfait inserts
Grab n' go 4-compartment containers
Lids, grab n' go 4-compartment containers
Forks, black
Knives, black
Spoons, black
Gloves, small
Gloves, medium
Gloves, large
Plastic wrap, 18"
Foil, extra heavy, 18"
Coffee filters
Coffee/tea wooden stirrers
Express napkins
Handy wacks, small
Parchment, full sheets
Sandwich bags w/ lip
Register tape, 3.1/8(80MM) 1part therm 200" 3/10
Brown bags, kraft #12
Baguette bags
Straws, jumbo
Onions, yellow
Onions, red
Potatoes, Russet
Carrots
Apples
Salad greens
Tomatoes
Cucumbers
Bell peppers
Eggs, whole, fresh
Milk, skim
Milk, 2%
Milk, whole
Cream, heavy
Turkey, deli
Ham, deli
Roast beef, deli
Bacon
Summer sausage
Rice, brown
Rice, white
Almonds, sliced
Pecans, whole
Walnuts, whole
Peanut butter
Honey
Whole wheat, sliced
White, sliced
Rye, sliced

+ Date Revised: March 13, 2015

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (food and beverage expenditures for on-site franchises, convenience stores, vending services, or concessions)?:
No

Percentage of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending services, and concessions food and beverage purchases that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
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A copy of an inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:
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An inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:

Fresh Gatherings sources from the following farmers, vendors, and/or local businesses:
3 Girls and a Tractor
Bellows Creek
Benne's
Berger Bluff
Braeutigan Orchards
Billy Goat
Blue Heron Orchard
Buttonwood
Double Star
Edgar Farms Premium Beef
Elixer
Fox River Dairy
Garden Basket (Trout)
G&W Sausage
Glazer's
Hosco
Kern
Kruse Gardens
Lee Farms
Martin Rice
Mast Produce and Bakery
Missouri Honey
Missouri Legacy Beef
Mound city
Mueller farm
Ozark Forest Mushroom
Ozark Mountain Creamery
Schuberts
St. Isidore
Thies
Todd Geisert farms
Companion Bakery
Blueprint Coffee
Mississippi Mud Coffee
Bru Tea


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

Aramark makes buying locally-grown and third-party certified foods a high priority. Current goals include working to ensure that as much local, seasonal produce as possible given economic feasibility and abundance is captured. Milk is purchased from local farms year-round. Aramark serves cage-free shell eggs in catering, residential, and retail locations, and coffee served in residential and retail dining locations are from local companies.

Fresh Gatherings Café in Saint Louis University’s Doisy College of Health Sciences is operated by the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Our mission is to be a leader in sustainable food service while providing exceptional education-based experiences. We are committed to supporting local farmers in our community who use sustainable farming practices. Our menu explores new flavors and emphasizes local products sourced at the peak of freshness, serving them when they taste best. As part of our commitment to sustainability, we operate an organic farm on campus with a comprehensive composting program. By integrating the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics undergraduate and graduate student practicum experiences and dietetic internship rotations in the café with chefs committed to sustainable food systems, we create an environment that fosters unique experiences for student development and professional growth.


A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory sustainable food and beverage purchases:

Velocity reports from Aramark's Dining Services' internal accounting system as well as reports from vendors are used to determine sustainable food and beverage purchases. Fresh Gatherings currently utilizes internal tracking to determine sustainable food and beverage purchases.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
2232066.60 US/Canadian $

Which of the following food service providers are present on campus and included in the total food and beverage expenditure figures?:
Present? Included?
Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution Yes Yes
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor Yes Yes
Franchises Yes Yes
Convenience stores Yes Yes
Vending services Yes No
Concessions Yes No

Has the institution achieved the following?:
Yes or No
Fair Trade Campus, College or University status No
Certification under the Green Seal Standard for Restaurants and Food Services (GS-46) No
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification No
Signatory of the Real Food Campus Commitment (U.S.) No

A brief description of other sustainable restaurant and food service standards that the institution’s dining services operations are certified under:
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The website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:

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