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Director of Sustainability
Facilities l Architect l Safety l Technology
Chartwells adheres to Compass Group's Sustainability platform which includes the following principles:
Source ingredients from local and regional sources as a first choice
Source proteins from suppliers that promote the humane welfare of farm animals
Source foods that are produced with minimal use or free of chemicals and antibiotics
Source seafood from a sustainable supply chain
Act to support campaigns that reward the efforts of farmers and laborers
Reduce CO2e emissions in the kitchens we operate by pursuing ongoing client participation to implement the Carbon Foodprint Toolkit.
Encourage our supply chain to reduce the volume of primary and secondary packing and increase packing that can be recycle, composted or reused.
Vegan and vegetarian options are offered across campus at all dining locations.
The dining menu is built via a tool called Webtrition in which we are able to filter, select, prepare, serve and label vegan and vegetarian foods for our guests.
Chartwells highlights meatless meal options on menus as part of their "Flexitarian" program. A flexitarian is someone who actively incorporates meatless meals into their diet but is not fully vegetarian. By eating one meat‐free meal a week, Chartwells believes that we can make an impact on our health and the environment.
In recognition of Earth Day, the Viking Marketplace promotes their "Eat Local" menu to highlight some of the local farms and food producers from around the Northeast Ohio region.
CSU Dining posts information in the dining hall to encourage informed choices and outline the resulting impact on the natural environment. Signage includes information on local purchasing, fair trade coffee and sustainable seafood programs.
The Viking Marketplace offers information on their sustainability initiatives and the day's meals that feature local products and vendors.
We have recently begun participating in "Stop Food Waste Day." This program helps consumers to learn about best practices and techniques for reducing or eliminating food waste in their homes, at school, and in the workplace.
CSU Dining is proud to use only cage free eggs, antibiotic-free and free-range chicken and pork products, along with hormone free dairy products. They partner with the Monterey Bay Aquariums' Seafood Watch program to assure that all seafood served complies with strict sustainability requirements. CSU Dining uses only trans-fat free products, from cooking oils to baked goods.
'Balanced-dishes' offers easily identifiable foods that are low in calories, sodium, fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. The new DineOnCampus App lets users integrate the foods from our menu directly into Fitness tracking apps like MyFitnessPal.
Compass Group has developed Trim Trax, a food waste reduction program to reduce waste, cut operating costs, and reduce their carbon footprint. It is designed to be implemented and executed by staff to increase engagement and operational efficiency, as well as create awareness about the environmental impact of food waste. The program tracks and measures food waste costs at college cafeterias in the following categories including:
- Production waste (food thrown out prior to cooking/service such as vegetable peelings)
- Over produced (unusable food that has already gone through production and must be disposed of)
- Unused/out-of-date inventory (expired, spoiled or overcooked)
- Open category (A product or station category identified by the food service director or chef that could benefit from improvement)
By collecting all waste and measuring the total, management can monitor how much edible food is being wasted. The program allows for continuous feedback and serves as a great educational tool for all involved.
CSU Dining is dedicated to reducing waste and the Viking Marketplace is a tray-less dining facility.
100% of cooking oil is recycled.
In late 2016, CSU began composting food scraps from the kitchens of three major facilities on campus, the Student Center which houses the main kitchens for CSU Dining and Catering, the Wolstein Arena, and Elements Bistro. On average, the program diverts 1000 pounds of organic material from landfill per week.
Excess food left on plates in the dining hall is scraped off and composted. At this time, there are no other publicly available post-consumer composting receptacles available.
The Viking Marketplace uses metal cutlery and porcelain plates for dine in meals.
CSU Dining offers a discounted rate for coffee purchased with a reusable mug.
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.