There are a lot of ways that Universities are bringing more sustainable and more local food onto campus. Farmers Markets are increasingly popular as are offerings that are fair trade and organic. In an earlier idea (Day 33) I presented having a campus harvest. But how could you take it a step further to ensure that students and staff have healthy, good quality and sustainable food on campus while still supporting the local business community?
In the Future MBA food on campus would be provided by a series of short term pop up caterers or businesses. These businesses would provide everything from the coffee to catering for meetings to lunch service for a short duration. These could be established businesses or chefs and individuals just starting new food based businesses. The focus would be on local and sustainable cuisine. Groups selected would have a chance to test new ideas as well as get feedback from the student body. In return the student body gets access to high quality, diverse and constantly changing sustainable food offerings.