Aramark Trains 1,000 Chefs to Cook Plant-Based

The food service giant partnered with The Humane Society to educate its chefs about animal-free cooking to feed the growing demand for plant-based foods.

This week, food service company Aramark announced that it would implement plant-based culinary programs to train more than 1,000 of its chefs. The company partnered with animal-rights organization The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to develop the six-month program and will work with other animal-rights organizations and health advisors to construct the curriculum. Aramark determined that 60 percent of its customer base—which includes people who consume meals at hospitals, workplace cafeterias, and schools across the country—believe that vegan, vegetarian, and plant-centric options are important. “As part of our broad and ongoing commitment to health, wellness, and sustainability, we continue to work towards offering more plant-forward menu options and alternate protein sources to Aramark guests," Aramark health and wellness leader Dan Wainfan said. "We are proud to work on culinary training and menu innovations which provide important health benefits to consumers, while minimizing our environmental impact.” In 2015, the company made a five-year commitment to serve healthier food to its customer base, and in 2016 reported that 30 percent of its menus were either vegetarian or vegan.

More News

Pizza Hut Launches Vegan Cheese

The international pizza chain adds Violife vegan cheese to five UK locations to gauge consumer interest.
Read More »

Baileys' Vegan Almande Lands in UK Whole Foods

Almond milk-based liqueur Baileys Almande is finally available across the pond.
Read More »

NZ Dairy Farms Use As Much Water As 60 Million People

New Zealand's dairy industry uses more water than every person in Sydney, London, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Jakarta, and New York City combined.
Read More »

California to Reinstate Ban on Foie Gras

Circuit Court Judge Harry Pregerson made an emotional plea during last week's hearing on the issue to ban the sale of cruelly begotten duck livers.
Read More »

F1 Car Racing World Champ Embarks on Vegan Mission

Lewis Hamilton—one of the best professional race car drivers in history—ditches animal products after watching vegan documentary What the Health.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »