University of Portland alumnus Fedele Bauccio ’64, ’66, co-founder and CEO of Bon Appétit Management Company, has received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Retail and Consumer Products Award. Bauccio was recognized for redefining the institutional food service industry and being a pioneer in environmental and local sourcing policies.
Bauccio (pictured with Commons co-managers, top left) got his start in food services as a dishwasher during his freshman year at UP. Midway through his junior year he was managing the University’s food service program in the dining hall that now bears his name. After graduation, he worked for 20 years in the industry, but always dreamed of starting his own enterprise. In 1987, he launched Bon Appétit Management Company, an on-site restaurant company that operates more than 500 highly customized onsite restaurants at corporations, private universities, museums, and sports venues, including the University of Portland.
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