A New Way to Talk About Food

Monica Gallant, one of our previous UGSRP blog contributors, has been working on a new project that we're excited to share here. Funded through the Arrell Food Institute and in collaboration with Rainbow Plate, they are developing an exciting Preschool Resource Toolkit to further food literacy in a novel way. Read below for more information! … Continue reading A New Way to Talk About Food

Straws aren’t the only things that suck!

Yesterday Starbucks announced they will be testing alternatives to plastic drinking straws at 54 of their locations in Britain.  This is the latest response from food-service operations to increased social media and media attention on the negative effect plastic items like straws and grocery bags have on our environment.  UGSRP has been a strong proponent … Continue reading Straws aren’t the only things that suck!

541 Eatery & Exchange

Welcome back to our second episode of the Food for Thought series. As promised, this week we will take a dive into what a local Hamilton leader is doing with a global perspective. Known and loved dearly by neighbouring citizens, this local leader is none other than the 541 Eatery and Exchange! 541 Eatery and … Continue reading 541 Eatery & Exchange

Restaurant employees who work, eat and play together; stay together

  Most of us are aware of the positive correlation between job satisfaction and organizational commitment, but I believe many restaurant managers struggle with understanding what effects job satisfaction and how to actually achieve and improve it. Front-line restaurant employees often report high levels of stress, emotional exhaustion and physiological resource depletion (Han, Bonn, & … Continue reading Restaurant employees who work, eat and play together; stay together

Feed It Forward

Welcome to our first episode of the series Food for Thought. My name is Michelina Martinez and I am a 5th year Hotel and Food Administration student. This semester, I had the great pleasure of working with Professor McAdams on an independent study to create a series of short documentaries. The three organizations I interviewed … Continue reading Feed It Forward

7th Annual UGSRP Symposium Recording

In case you missed the 7th Annual UGSRP symposium, “Plant Based Menus, ‘Fad’ or ‘Trend’ you no longer have to feel out of the sustainable loop. In the recordings below you can watch our keynote speaker Steven Salm, President of Chase Hospitality sharing his experience and perspectives. As well as, an inside look into the … Continue reading 7th Annual UGSRP Symposium Recording

7th Annual UGSRP Symposium Recap

On March 7th, the University of Guelph’s Sustainable Restaurant Project hosted our 7th annual sustainability symposium. This year’s theme was “Plant Based Menus, ‘Fad’ or Trend?”. We gathered wonderful industry and non-industry minds to reflect and provide valuable insight on the topic, and concluded that Plant-based menus are absolutely a trend. Our symposium kicked off … Continue reading 7th Annual UGSRP Symposium Recap

A visit to Guelph from ‘Forward Food’

The photo above shows some of the attending Chefs describing how they cooked their delicious plant-based menu items Today I was fortunate enough to be invited to a training workshop put on by Forward Food for the University of Guelph Hospitality Services (HS).  Long known as being ranked first in Canada for it’s campus dining … Continue reading A visit to Guelph from ‘Forward Food’

Adding Plant-Based Protein (and Profit!) To Your Menu

    The headlines, trend reports and various experts seem to agree, plant-based protein is set to explode in 2018. Inevitably, vegan and vegetarian diners, formerly seen as the “complicated ones” in a dinner party, are thrilled to see their beloved plant-based foods taking center stage. It is not however, just vegans and vegetarians celebrating this … Continue reading Adding Plant-Based Protein (and Profit!) To Your Menu