Bon Appétit's Seafood Commitment
Since 2002, all of the seafood served by Bon Appétit Management Company is purchased in accordance with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch guidelines for sustainability. We have since taken our commitment to promoting sustainable seafood choices beyond the four walls of our cafés. We co-sponsored the making of the Emmy-nominated documentary "Farming the Seas" which was shown on PBS stations and at schools and museums around the world. Furthermore, the Bon Appétit Management Company Foundation and the Seafood Watch program were joint recipients of a grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to create the Save Seafood Tour to educate people about the issues surrounding seafood and activate them to make sustainable choices.
Bon Appétit Management Company is also the lead sponsor for Monterey Bay Aquarium’s annual “Cooking for Solutions” event, where attendees enjoy sustainable seafood cuisines prepared by celebrity chefs while learning about ways to preserve the health of the soil, water and ocean wildlife.
Our deep commitment to sustainable seafood has been internationally recognized. In March 2007, Bon Appétit’s CEO Fedele Bauccio received the Seafood Champion Award from the Seafood Choices Alliance, the global trade association for sustainable seafood.
Supporting sustainable seafood has become more than a food standard. It is part of the Bon Appétit culture; part of who we are.