Monday, September 15, 2014
in 2013 Carleton University Dining Services was awarded a grant from The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation.
The objective of this grant is:
Our team at Carleton University Dining Services elected to create a new branded station within the Fresh Food Company. This branded station would feature a specialty lunch option and specialty dessert option crafted by Chef Janik Quintal and Pastry Chef Richard Lafleche.
For the ‘Go Local’ initiative we define ‘local’ as all products purchased within the Ontario Greenbelt.
Our goals for the event are:
This isn’t the only time we offer ‘local’ Ontario products in our operation. We offer ‘local’ products every day at the Fresh Food Company and at a variety of our retail locations. The identification and tracking of each individual product is a timely task. Our goal is to improve our ability to track and source our items more efficiently in order to expand on this program in the future.
How’s it Going? We have been running the ‘Go Local’ initiative every Wednesday since the start of September. We toured a group of students and faculty to local Ottawa Farms in order to educate on the availability of local products. From this tour we purchased cranberries from an Ottawa supplier and featured them at our Thanksgiving Dinner at the Fresh Food Company.
Once a month we even visit the Food Court in the University Centre to give away free samples of the local food we make for the ‘Go Local’ Wednesdays.
We will be running the ‘Go Local’ initiative all year long every Wednesday! Reach out to us on Facebook or
Twitter to find out more!
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