Now more than ever, we need empathy, compassion and understanding. We need to listen to each other. We need connection.

One way we at Beyond Green Partners create connection is through food.

We do our best to make sure everyone we work with — and serve — is heard. From asking school cooks what they need to become more successful in their jobs, to getting the opinion of every single student who eats lunch — listening informs everything we do.

We are rigorous about completing tastes tests, surveys, and focus groups with thousands of students in order to gain their perspectives. In our view, everyone should know that they have a seat at the table and that their voice matters. This includes the most underrepresented voices — such as a single student who recently asked to eat Mexican food. …


Chef Greg Christian

Chef Greg Christian is a sustainable foodservice consultant, chef, author, and entrepreneur.

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