Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.52
Liaison Megan Varnadore
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Sonoma State University
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Nancy Keller
Director of Culinary Services
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Plant - Forward Kitchen

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

All the managers and staff from the University Culinary Services attend the Plant - Forward program offered by The Culinary Institute of America to include a variety of plant-based diets in the kitchens. This program will engage participants through lectures and hands-on production surrounding the principles of plant-forward and global cuisine. The participants will be exposed to plant-based ingredients and their cooking techniques while having fun creating delicious food. Delivering delicious plant-forward cuisine that pleases student’s palates not only makes sense from a wellness standpoint, it also makes good business sense.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Food & Dining

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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