Bon Appétit Management Company

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Bon Appétit Management Company
Industry Catering
Founded 1987 (Palo Alto, CA)
Headquarters Palo Alto, CA
Key people
Fedele Bauccio, CEO
Michael Bauccio, COO
Parent Compass Group

The Bon Appétit Management Company is a Palo Alto, California-based on-site restaurant company,[1] owned by Compass Group,[2] that provides café and catering services to corporations, colleges and universities. The company operates over 500 cafes in 32 states.[3][4] Princeton Review has named Bon Appétit the "No. 1 College Food Service in the Country" for several years.[5]

Conservation program[edit]

Salad Bar in The Market Cafe

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.[6] It promotes the use of compostable materials.[7]

Bon Appétit buys at least 20% and often more of its meat, vegetables, and other products within a 150-mile (240 km) radius. Food waste is composted each week and distributed to area farms.[8] This is done using a Farm to Fork initiative, started in 1999.[9][10]

The company's conservation efforts have resulted in recognition from the Ecological Society of America in 2005,[11] The Humane Society of the United States in 2005,[12] and the Seafood Choices Alliance in 2007.[13]

Girl Scout Cookie scandal[edit]

On February 18, 2013, Bon Appetit terminated an employee for selling Girl Scout Cookies while on the job. Tracy Lewis, the terminated employee, who had worked for a variety of food service companies at American University for the past 28 years, claimed that she had sold the cookies on behalf of her 12-year-old daughter for the past three years without incident. Bon Appetit claimed that she had committed gross misconduct and violated company policy by selling unauthorized goods.[14][15][16]


  • SeaWeb, 2010 - Seafood Champion Award


  1. ^ "Contact Us." Bon Appétit Management Company. Retrieved on October 11, 2012. "Headquarters 100 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 400 Palo Alto, CA 94301"
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-22. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  3. ^ Gould, Danielle (2012-03-01). Forbes  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "About us - Bon Appétit Management Company". Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  5. ^ "Two Bon Appetit accounts lay claim to best college campus food". Nation's Restaurant News. 2001-09-17. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 
  6. ^ "Bon Appétit Management Company Press Room". Archived from the original on 2007-12-13. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 
  7. ^ "Bon Appétit’s Waste Commitment". Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  8. ^ "University of San Francisco, USF Magazine - Sustainable Campus". Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  9. ^ "Maisie Ganzler of an eco-friendly catering company answers Grist's questions | Grist | InterActivist | 23 Oct 2006". Retrieved 2007-12-31. 
  10. ^ "The Willow Glen Resident | America Fresh". Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  11. ^ "Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America" (PDF). p. 212. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 
  12. ^ "Bon Appétit Management Co. Receives National Humane Award". 2006-04-10. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 
  13. ^ "Line Items". Seafood Business. March 2007. p. 10. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 
  14. ^ "Mom Fired for Selling Girl Scout Cookies at Work". Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  15. ^ "Single Mom Fired for Selling Girl Scout Cookies at Work". Fox News. 2013-03-20. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  16. ^ "Mom Fired for Selling Girl Scout Cookies at Work". Retrieved 2013-03-22. 

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