Erin Blasko | January 3, 2018
Levy, the food service provider for Notre Dame Athletics, has expanded its partnership with Cultivate Culinary School & Catering to Purcell Pavilion and Compton Family Ice Arena, further contributing to sustainability efforts on campus and to food security and job training in the community.
The move comes after a successful start to the partnership highlighted by the rescue of more than 7,000 pounds of unserved food from Notre Dame Stadium over the course of six home football games this season. That included:
• 985 pounds of protein, including chicken and beef.
• 1,102 pounds of starch, including potatoes and pasta.
• 2,272 pounds of vegetables.
• 2,336 pounds of fruit.
• 400 pounds of baked goods and miscellaneous items.
The amount of waste diminished over the course of the season as Levy adjusted to the demand for food at the newly renovated stadium, which expanded this year to include new event spaces, clubs and suites.
“We were extremely pleased with the results of our partnership with Cultivate throughout the football season,” said Karen Schirmuhly, director of operations for Levy at Notre Dame. “We are grateful to be able to help the community and work with such wonderful partners.”