Bon Appétit Management Company

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Bon Appétit Management Company
IndustryFood service
Founded1987 (Palo Alto, CA)
HeadquartersPalo Alto, California, United States
Key people
Fedele Bauccio, CEO
Michael Bauccio, President
ParentCompass Group

Bon Appétit Management Company is a Palo Alto, California-based on-site restaurant company,[1] that provides café and catering services to corporations, colleges, and universities. The company is a subsidiary of the British multinational corporation Compass Group since 2002, and operates over 1,000 cafes in 34 states.[2][3][4]


Its corporate and college clients include Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, Google,[5] LinkedIn, Adobe, Twitter, Oracle, Best Buy, Nordstrom, Starbucks, and dozens of others. It serves the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, Emory University, the University of San Francisco, University of Chicago, Case Western Reserve University, Washington University in St. Louis, Reed College, and more than 100 others. Bon Appétit also operates restaurants and cafés for cultural institutions, including at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Getty Center, the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and serves Oracle Park (home of the San Francisco Giants)[6] and Chase Center (the new home of the Golden State Warriors).[7] Its fine-dining restaurants include The Commissary, Arguello, STEM Kitchen and Garden, and Foundry & Lux, all in San Francisco; Genesis Kitchen and Drinks in San Diego; LC Kitchen in Plano, TX; and many others.

Bon Appétit chefs cook from scratch, including sauces, stocks, and soups.[8] In May 2018 Bon Appétit became the first food service provider and major restaurant company to ban plastic straws in all of its locations (with an exception for people with disabilities).[9][10]

Sustainability initiatives[edit]

Salad Bar in USF's Market Cafe.jpg

Bon Appétit has developed programs with Environmental Defense, the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch, the Humane Society of the United States, and other conservation organizations.[11] It promotes the use of compostable materials.[12]


  1. ^ "Contact Us." Bon Appétit Management Co. Retrieved October 11, 2012. "Headquarters 100 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 400 Palo Alto, CA 94301"
  2. ^ Gould, Danielle (2012-03-01). "Bon Appétit Management Company's Role in Making New Food Data Available". Forbes.
  3. ^ "About us". Bon Appétit Management Co. Archived from the original on 2013-07-26. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
  4. ^ "Compass acquires Bon Appetit: Famed 'food first' company adds to array of brands. (Contract Services)". Food Management. 37 (4): 9. April 2002. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Bon Appétit's secret ingredient for success". The Business Journals. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  6. ^ "What to Eat at San Francisco's Oracle Park, Home of the Giants". Eater SF. 2018-03-29. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  7. ^ "Warriors go all-local in picking food options for new arena". San Francisco Chronicle. 2018-10-10. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  8. ^ Bittman, Mark (2011-05-10). "The Future of Cafeteria Food". Opinionator. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  9. ^ "Last Straw For Plastic Straws? Cities, Restaurants Move To Toss These Sippers". NPR. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  10. ^ "Big food-service outfit banning plastic straws at more than 1,000 U.S. eateries". USA Today. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  11. ^ "Bon Appétit Management Company Press Room". Archived from the original on 2007-12-13. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  12. ^ "Bon Appétit's Waste Commitment". Archived from the original on 2008-04-22. Retrieved 2008-12-09.