Aramark Celebrates World Vegetarian Day

Working with Humane Society of the US, chefs continue to increase plant-based menu offerings
Oct 1, 2018 4:30 PM ET

It's World Vegetarian Day, an annual celebration of plant-based lifestyles.

As part of its Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 commitment with the American Heart Association (AHA), Aramark is finding creative ways to include more fruits and vegetables on menus, as well as joining in plant-based culinary trainings with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to bring even more innovation to  recipes. More than 200 Aramark chefs have participated in a series of plant-based culinary trainings.

Today, at Aramark:

  • 30 percent of the menu selections Aramark serves are vegetarian or vegan across healthcare facilities, universities and corporations as part of our efforts  
  • Menu items include:
    • Ethnic flavors like curried vegetable lentil stew
    • Everyday favorites like buffalo cauliflower
    • Healthy breakfasts like "overnight" apples and oats
  • In addition, a plant-forward menu icon has been added to food displays to help people identify vegetarian options

For more information, visit our Nourish blog.