Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sustainability and Food Service

Sustainability in all its many iterations has been embraced enthusiastically by nearly all, if not all, university, college and school communities. It's been less obviously adopted in the corporate world, if only because companies don't have students eager to promote the concept and practice.

In addition to its ecological benefits, sustainability has the potential to reduce costs for those who adopt its procedures. Energy-conserving equipment, utility-usage reduction, more efficient work practices and waste control are all good business, no matter what business you're in.

We're exploring the expanding and evolving world of sustainability and introduced our new "Fresh & Natural" approach to green, healthy dining in the Spring issue of Dining Insights. There also are articles about attracting and retaining customers and other topics involving the world of employee and student dining.

If you don't receive Dining Insights, you can join the 3,000-plus managers, administrators and executives who learn about the workings of on-site food service, outsourcing or "insourcing" their food services, dealing with food service contractors and more.

Just e-mail your name, title and mailing address to We'll be glad to hear from you.

Tom Mac Dermott, FCSI
Clarion Group