Local Foods Initiative at University of Hawaii-Hilo

Local First program sends Sodexo chefs to farmers and producers to cultivate supply relationships.

The University of Hawaii at Hilo and its campus dining services provider Sodexo have launched a “Local First” initiative in order to cultivate relationships with island farmers. The program involves on-site visits by Sodexo chefs and management to local produce farmers, ranchers and seafood harvesters to gain full understanding of best practices and seasonal availability of local foods.

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