Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.18
Liaison Kelli O'Day
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2013
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University of California, Davis
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 6.00 Danielle Lee
Sustainability Manager
Dining Services
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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:

Resident Dining – 24.01% of all food purchases are from sustainable sources
• 27% of meat, seafood and cheese purchases are sustainable
• 100% of all shell and liquid whole eggs are cage-free, humane
• 38% of dairy purchases are local, humane
• 100% coffee is Certified Fair Trade
• 49% of produce is local (within 250 miles)

Retail Dining – 13.77% of all food purchases are from sustainable sources
• 91% of dairy purchases are local, humane
• 5% of all beverages purchased are sustainable
• 70% of produce is local (within 250 miles)

Aggregated total for all Sodexo operations at UC Davis (resident and retail dining) is 20.83%.

UC Davis Dining Services, provided by Sodexo, operates three resident dining commons on the UC Davis campus: Segundo, Tercero and Cuarto Dining Commons. The Resident Dining program provides approximately 50 thousand meals each week and 375,000 retail transactions at resident convenience stores. The resident dining program also includes the central UC Davis Commissary and UC Davis Harvest Bakery and three convenience stores located in each of the resident living areas -- Trudy's, Crossroads and The Junction.

Dining Services also operates retail dining at the Silo Union, Gunrock Pub, Scrubs, BioBrew, Star Ginger Food Truck and manages contracts with small, local businesses and national franchises Taco Bell, Carl’s Jr., Pizza Hut and Starbucks. There are additional concessions across campus for large campus events, arts & entertainment and athletics. Over 26 thousand transactions are made each week at these retail operations on campus. University Catering is also managed by Dining Services and provides food to over 5,000 events every year on large and small scale. Retail dining utilizes the UC Davis Harvest Bakery and UC Davis Commissary for various retail food offerings.

Subcontracted food vendors are not included in this report – this includes Shah’s Halal Food Cart, Fusion Fresh Café, La Crepe, Five-Star Catering and Cargo Coffee.

Information can also be viewed at:
- http://dining.ucdavis.edu/sus-locally.html
- http://dining.ucdavis.edu/sus-agriculture.html

The Website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:

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