Sodexo, one of the nation’s leading food service companies, has formed a relationship with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to introduce a variety of plant based meals to thousands of its cafeterias.
The companies have been working together over the past few months to write, test, develop and perfect over 200 new, plant based recipes which will be offered to Sodexo’s food manufactures across the country.
These organisations will have the opportunity to put these recipes on their menus in order to encourage an animal-product free diet. Mexican dishes such as jackfruit and avocado tortas, garlic roasted cauliflower burritos and chipotle quinoa burrito bowls are examples of some of the choices that will be offered.
This is the latest campaign from HUSU aiming to reduce the consumption of meat; it is hoped that the introduction of more vegan-friendly recipes will help institutions reduce their overall meat purchase. They will be working with some of the largest institutions across the country, including the military, hospitals and universities.
The HSUS has already partnered up with companies such as Compass Group and Aramark to help train chefs to cook plant based meals, educate military institutions and correctional systems on plant based cuisine, and introduce programs such as Meatless Mondays through educational systems.
Sodexo and HUSU have worked together for more than a decade to help improve animal welfare, for example by aiding mother pigs, broiler chickens and egg-laying hens. Fortune magazine stated that “plants are hot”, which was influenced by the growing number of Americans who are concerned about animal welfare, and are therefore interested in seeking meat alternatives. The rise in veganism has opened up a smart business opportunity for both organisations, while also enabling them to set a high standard and act as a leading example for other companies in the food industry.