Meeting Many Needs
At Bon Appétit, we plan café-specific menus and cook from scratch in each location. From simmering stocks to finishing sauces and roasting meats, our approach to food allows us to provide fresh foods from whole ingredients. Our approach allows guests to customize many cafe options to meet their personal dietary goals. We love to hear from you and can assist you in identifying your choices or even prepare foods to meet your needs.
We Have No Corporate Recipes
Our kitchen philosophy is simple. We cook from scratch using fresh, authentic ingredients. We start with food in its simplest, most natural form. We purchase local and seasonal products that bring our food alive with flavor and nutrition. Our freezers are small, and our deliveries of fresh produce and whole foods are big.
We care about our guests. We care about what you like, and we care about your health. We know which cooking techniques preserve flavor and nutrition to produce healthy, delicious dishes. Our ethnic cuisine is crafted using hands-on research with real people in real kitchens. The flavors are real and they are authentic.
We pay attention to every detail, from the food we choose, the the way it arrives, how it is cooked in the kitchens and served in the café.
Our Well-Being Commitments
Bon Appétit Management Company programs take a macro view of wellness. A healthy environment, community and café menu are vital to the well-being of our guests. We know many of our guests have a high level of interest in health and nutrition. We take responsibility for delivering choices in all of these areas.
A sustainable future for food service means flavorful food that’s healthy and economically viable for all, produced through practices that respect farmers, workers, and animals; nourish the community; and replenish our shared natural resources for future generations.
—Bon Appétit Management Company’s definition of sustainability
Our path toward greater social responsibility and sustainability started as a quest for flavor. When you cook from scratch, you want the freshest ingredients. That led us to launch our Farm to Fork program back in 1999, long before local food became the phenomenon it is today. Working directly with farmers and ranchers opened our eyes to the many problems of our modern food supply: while it is abundant and cheap, it has many hidden costs, such as environmental pollution and worker abuse.
We want to play a part in making it better.
Leading by example
We are proud to be the first food service company to commit to:
Food for Your Well-Being
Nutrients from Nature – Eat a Rainbow
Give your body a phytonutrient boost by eating a rainbow of foods, including grains, seeds, fruits, and vegetables.
Making smart nutrition choices starts with an understanding of the basics. All foods are made up of three macronutrients (carbohydrate, fat, and protein), that provide energy, and a variety of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) that perform essential functions in the body. By selecting the right proportion of a variety of choices from the whole foods, you can ensure that you are obtaining a healthy balance of macro and micronutrients.
Cooking From Scratch
At Bon Appétit, we cook from scratch in each location. From rolling stocks to finishing sauces and roasting meats, our approach to food allows us to provide fresh foods from whole ingredients. In this system, our team loves to hear from you. If you have a special dietary need, speak up, and we’ll help you find, or even prepare, foods to meet your needs.
We take food allergies seriously. We are dedicated to providing the freshest, highest quality selections that are planned specifically for each of our sites. As a result, we do not operate from a corporate recipe book that outlines all of our ingredients. If you have concerns, our chefs and/or registered dietitian will be glad to work with you on your personal choices.
Since everything is cooked from scratch onsite, our chefs can easily tell you what ingredients are in a specific dish and make modifications if necessary. The top eight most common food allergens are present in all Bon Appétit cafés. If you have a food allergy, it is important that you talk with the manager at your site about how to safely eat in our café. Our managers and chefs are well-trained to help you with your food allergy needs.
For our guests with celiac disease or other gluten intolerances, we offer menu items that have been prepared without gluten-containing ingredients. To identify these options, look for items labeled “↓g”. These menu items are prepared using ingredients that do not contain gluten, and we take steps to manage the risk of cross-contact, but the dishes are prepared in an open kitchen environment — they are not guaranteed gluten-free as defined by the FDA. Please speak with a manager or chef for café-specific questions.
Do you have a specific question about nutrition or the foods that are served in your Bon Appétit café? Please browse the previously asked questions below or contact our wellness team using this form.