Southwest Foodservice Excellence receives ‘A’ rating from Humane Society of the United States

Southwest Foodservice Excellence, a national foodservice management company that specializes in K-12 nutrition, is announcing an “A” rating from The Humane Society of the United States in the organization’s “Foodservice Industry Protein and Sustainability Scorecard.”

The HSUS uses the scorecard to understand foodservice companies’ initiatives in keeping with their sustainability goals. The scorecard was created to rate where foodservice companies are in addressing climate change through increased offerings of plant-based meals, according to a press release.

HSUS developed a survey to measure which companies are “truly committed to their social responsibility of protecting the environment.” The survey looked at the SFE’s sustainability practices, transparency, goals and their plan of action moving forward.

We continue to enhance the culinary experience with restaurant inspired cuisines for students by increasing vegan and other plant-based choices,” says Chef Monty Staggs, CEO of SFE in a prepared statement. “This school year, we introduced a plant-based twist on the classic macaroni and cheese developed by acclaimed vegan Chef Sasha Raj.” — Chef Sasha Raj