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Mac may abandon Real Food Challenge
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Mac may abandon Real Food Challenge

In an effort to lower the college’s carbon footprint and bring healthier food to campus, Macalester joined the Real Food Challenge (RFC) in the fall of 2012. After seven years of complications, arduous data entry and few results, the Sustainability Committee is reconsidering that commitment. “I don’t want us to sign something and then say,…

Mac mourns David Huttner: friend, musician, Bon Appétit staff
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Mac mourns David Huttner: friend, musician, Bon Appétit staff

Bon Appétit staff member David Huttner, well-known on campus for working the Coffee Cart in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 4. Huttner was 33 and a resident of Savage, Minnesota. He was an avid musician and collaborated with several local bands throughout his musical career. Macalester community members…

Mac to wait on Bon Appétit negotiations
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Mac to wait on Bon Appétit negotiations

Macalester, fast-approaching the end of its ten-year contract with Bon Appétit, has elected to extend their contract renegotiation period for another year in an attempt to better incorporate student feedback. “Our intent is to just take a longer time to get possible changes or improvements that we might choose to make — get them right…

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Bon Appétit procedures, dining plans cause campus controversy

This year, Macalester welcomed its biggest-ever first-year class. The 612 students in that class, all of whom are required to live on campus, are also required to purchase a full college meal plan. In anticipation of the arrival of so many students, Bon Appétit, Macalester’s food service provider, worked with the college to make adjustments…

MPIRG targets Bon Appétit negotiation
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MPIRG targets Bon Appétit negotiation

On the evening of April 25, the Macalester chapter of the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) held a town hall on wages and labor as part of its push to implement a $15 minimum wage for all subcontracted employees. The event, which took place in the Smail Gallery on the first floor of the…

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Biweekly bites: Earth Day and the bagged lunch option

Next Thursday, April 20, Bon Appétit will celebrate Earth Day with free samples given out at Marvin Plaza. According to an email from Amy Jackson, Macalester’s Catering Director, “Every year, U.S. farmers discard more than 6 billion pounds of produce because they’ve been told it’s too small, too big, too crooked, or just too ugly…

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Café Mac hacks: waffles, curry, extended hours, oh my!

To kick off the new year, we thought it would be a good idea to review all the changes Bon Appétit made. There are some great improvements, but unfortunately these improvements come with shortened Grille hours. We are psyched about the all-day waffles though! And the curry and Saturday breakfast hours are great too. The…

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Biweekly bites: updates from Bon Appetit

The ways in which students interact with Bon Appetit varies greatly. Some students eat three meals a day there, while others get the occasional Atrium sandwich. But how much do we know about the catering company that is behind all of the food on campus? In this bi-weekly column, I will sit down with the…

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Bon Appétit celebrates accident-free year

Our goal at Bon Appétit is to have each employee return to their home every day injury free. We make it a commitment to provide our employees with a safe place to work. The team here at Macalester is proud to report that we went one year incident free! We work hard to build a…

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