Café Services Opening Farmers’ Market At BIC In Shelton, Connecticut Categories: Corporate Cafeteria (9), Corporate Catering (4), Food Service Case Studies (25), Food Service Management (11), Health & Wellness (13), Self-Checkout Micro Markets (2) Share this story, Choose your platform! Café Services diners at BIC will soon be able to browse for fresh, local produce on their lunch hour from nearby Beardsley Organic Farm. The corporate dining company is launching an organic farmers’ market, which will be open outside the café during lunch every Wednesday from June through October. Committed to the sustainable practice of using local produce whenever possible, Café Services plans to purchase unsold produce at the end of every market day to feature in the next day’s lunch menus. Bringing the farmers’ market to diners is just one way the corporate dining company has helped BIC promote employee wellness, since being appointed BIC’s food service provider in early February of this year. In April, Café Services chef-manager Chris Lewis participated in the BIC Health Fair, teaming with a local dietician to create healthy meal recipes and educate employees about nutrition. Next on Chris’s agenda is rolling out the Café Services FitPicks™ Wellness Program. One of Café Services’ most popular offerings, FitPicks at BIC will give diners a wider variety of daily healthy menu choices along with useful information about nutrition. As an incentive to eat better, BIC will reward employees with a free healthy meal after purchasing four meals from the FitPicks menu. “Encouraging employee wellness has long been a priority at BIC,” said Peter Lee, Area Director of Labor Relations at BIC Corporation. “Café Services is a committed partner who is vital in delivering healthful food choices to our employees through their nutritious and enjoyable menu options, as well as the upcoming farmers’ market.” Share this story, Choose your platform! I’ve been born and bred corporate dining and corporate catering from the very beginning of my career in the Silicon Valley and now, since 2001 in the Boston Metro Area. While working my way up through the ranks, all the experience has led up to my current position as the Corporate Executive Chef for Café Services, based out of Manchester, NH. I have the privilege to be able to utilize creativity, research and technology to dream up our company’s new culinary programs and custom menus for corporate cafeteria clients and bring them to life. Café Services supplies the resources to ensure success of our ever-evolving companywide culinary initiatives and I’m very grateful for the opportunity. Seeing the success of new programs in the field is my motivation. It’s a win win.