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Liaison Wesley Enterline
Submission Date April 22, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Ann Rakowiecki
Marketing Director
UW-W Dining Services in Partnership with Chartwells
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
13

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

Examples of sustainable food and beverage purchases include locally sourced meats, cheeses, dairy and produce. Other examples include organic, fair trade and rainforest alliance certified products.


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)?:
Yes

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:
13

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:

Our convenience stores and concessions serve locally made and sourced products (these facilities are also operated by UW-W Dining Services in Partnership with Chartwells.

Examples of sustainable food and beverage purchases include locally sourced meats, cheeses, dairy and produce. Other examples include organic, fair trade and rainforest alliance certified products.


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

UW-W Dining Services in Partnership with Chartwells purchases local and third party-certified products when possible to support local economies and sustainably produced foods and beverages.

Our third party certified products included USDA Organic, Fair Trade and Rain Forest Alliance Certified and accordance with Monterey Bay Aquarium standards.


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

Methodology used to track and inventory purchases includes a measurement of total invoiced purchases for the financial year October 2013 through September 2014, identification of compliant items, following purchasing standards and vendor inquiry.

The percentage is the same for total food purchases and those for convenience or concession purposes because all locations are under the operation of UW-W Dining Services in Partnership with Chartwells.

Dining Operations included in this site survey include:
Two (2) Resident Dining Halls (Drumlin and Esker)
Two (2) Quick Service Restaurants/Convenience Stores (Prairie Street Market and Drumlin Market)
Two (2) Full Service Restaurants (Graham Street Café and Ike Schaffer Commons)
One (1) Coffee Bar (Willie’s 360)
Three (3) “Grab and Go” Facilities
Catering
Concessions


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
2900581 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 No No
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor Yes Yes
Franchises Yes Yes
Convenience stores Yes Yes
Vending services No No
Concessions Yes Yes

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:

Willie's 360 once carried a Two Star Green Restaurant certification. While this has since lapsed, most of the practices are still in place.

http://dinegreen.com/restaurants/standards.asp


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

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