Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.64
Liaison Adam Maurer
Submission Date March 31, 2021

STARS v2.2

Seattle Central College
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 6.00 Adam Maurer
District Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:
12.05

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:
50.76

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):

We have many vendors used for food and beverage purchasing. Most provided data from August/Sept. 2019 - February 2019. This includes our fall harvest time and winter quarter, when local products are less prevalent and available. We also decided to cut off our analysis in February 2020, because operations were significantly altered in March 2020 due to COVID-19.


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

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:
Less than $500,000

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

Seattle Culinary Academy (SCA), which operates One World, Square One, and The Buzz cafe, makes it a priority to purchase local, sustainable, ethically produced foods. SCA always considers these options first when making purchasing decisions. SCA strives to balance these goals with curriculum requirements and seasonal menu needs. We also operate a dining hall, The Atrium.


Website URL where information about the food and beverage purchasing program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Food services on campus include those operated by the Seattle Culinary Academy (SCA) and Seattle Central staff. The Buzz Cafe, One World (sit down restaurant), and Square One (sit down or to-go bistro) are operated by Seattle Culinary Academy (SCA). Seattle Central operates The Atrium. All of these are included in the scope of this report.

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