Stonehill College recently signed a multi-year agreement with Bon Appétit Management Company as its new dining and catering services provider who will bring fresh and elevated culinary experiences to campus. 

This decision follows an extensive Request for Proposal (RFP) process led by the Dining RFP Committee.  The committee invited four finalists to campus for presentations and solicited feedback from students, staff and faculty before recommending Bon Appétit as the new provider. The College and Bon Appétit will enter a transitional period immediately and will be fully operational following Commencement this May. Details regarding changes to the meal plan for the 2024-2025 academic year will be forthcoming. 

“Bon Appétit emerged as the first choice for their strong connection to our Holy Cross tradition, commitment to locally sourced ingredients and an elevated approach to the culinary experience,” said President John Denning, C.S.C. “I extend my gratitude to the Dining RFP Committee and the entire community for their input and participation in this intentional process. I wish to also thank Sodexo and its dedicated employees who have served our community faithfully for more than four decades.” 

Founded in 1987, Bon Appétit Management Company is an on-site restaurant company operating 1,000-plus locations in 34 states for corporations, universities, and museums. The Redwood Shores, California–based food service company is a recognized industry leader in environmentally and socially responsible practices, with awards from organizations including the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, Acterra, James Beard Foundation, and many others.

“My team and I are honored to have the opportunity to serve the Stonehill College community,” said Fedele Bauccio, CEO and cofounder of Bon Appétit Management Company. “We look forward to creating a custom food program that meets the diverse needs of students while also reflecting the College’s values.”