Dining Services

We are deeply committed to sustainable practices and have integrated sustainability initiatives into many of our daily operations. We recognize that our actions and decisions not only impact our success, but also the lives of all of our present and future students and our community we operate in each day!

Sustainability initiatives we have put into place thus far:

  • Fair Trade and organic coffee
  • Use of local ingredients whenever possible
  • Fair Trade Certified Campus
  • Sorting and composting organic materials
  • Elimination of all Styrofoam use
  • Biodegradable take-out containers
  • Recyclable and biodegradable packaging
  • Green cleaning solutions

We aim to reduce the amount of packaging and plastics we use by offering environment-friendly alternatives. For example, we offer steel utensils and re-usable plates in our cafeterias to reduce the need for plastic alternatives and reduce waste.

Another example of our reducing is the napkin dispensers that we provide. The dispensers extend one napkin at a time, discouraging consumers from taking a stack.

  • We separate biodegradable and compostable food items; these items are then pulped and put into organic bins
  • Reduces 10 bags of garbage down to one
  • All pulp is picked up by a local organic recycling company

green 2 go re-usable containers at market hall

A new program aimed at diverting waste launched ….

Why we buy local?

Brock Dining Services proudly serves caged free eggs and we buy local whenever possible, we believe that this is extremely important for the following reasons:

  • Increases nutrition
  • Supports the local economy
  • Builds community
  • Preserves local farmland
  • Supports sustainable agriculture
  • Reduces air pollution
  • In-house smoked meat (Big Red’s, St. Joes Bakery, Locco’s)
  • Rotisserie Chicken and Potatoes (Big Red’s, Locco’s)
  • Burgers made in house (Big Red’s, St. Joes Bakery, Locco’s)
  • Pizza using fresh local ingredients (Big Red’s, Richs, Locco’s)
  • Fresh baked goods daily where we incorporate local produce whenever we can (Locco’s)
  • Local produce used at all stations whenever possible (Locco’s)
  • Soups made fresh daily using local ingredients (Big Red’s, Locco’s)
  • Chef’s Feature made daily using local ingredients (Big Red’s, Richs, Locco’s)
  • Deli (St. Joes Bakery)
  • Roast our Sir Isaac Brock blend coffee in house (fair trade & organic)

Overall, we find that serving local foods where we can to our consumers not only tastes better but is better for them. It also aligns with our sustainability initiatives we have in place.

We are deeply committed to sustainable practices and have integrated sustainability initiatives into many of our daily operations. We recognize that our actions and decisions not only impact our success, but also the lives of all of our present and future students and our community we operate in each day!