Full - Field Trip 3 - Putting Local Food on the Menu: Lessons Shared by a University

November 12th | Full - Field Trip 3 - Putting Local Food on the Menu: Lessons Shared by a University

November 12th 2015 | 10:00 - 16:00

This field trip is full.

We await those participants registered for a field trip at the registration kiosk in the main lobby (Mansfield Wing) of the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth 30 minutes before the indicated departure time of your activity. It is important to be there on time to and facilitate departures. Also, this activity include walking so plan to bring coats and umbrellas in case of rain, as well as good walking shoes. Please, bring your own water bottle.

You will be given a sheet with directions to facilitate your travel. It will be important to follow your guide.

Meeting time : 9:30 am
Meeting location: Registration kiosk in the main lobby (Mansfield Wing) of the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

 

McGill University is dedicated to making its food services sustainable. During a visit to the downtown campus’ cafeteria, we will learn how sustainable fish and eggs, local vegetables and fair trade products made their way to the menu, thanks to determined students and a tenacious chef. Lunch will be taken in the McGill cafeteria before we set off to the Macdonald Campus Farm in the West Island region of Montreal. This horticultural and dairy farm is used both for educational and production purposes for the McGill cafeteria. We will also learn about the University’s Farm to School projects which bring elementary school children on campus to learn about the environment and agronomy.

Field Trip Location: Montreal & Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue
Cost: $30. Includes lunch. Minimum of 30 people required.

Food and Dining Services, McGill University

The Food and Dining Services unit of Mcgill University oversees both self-operations and contract agreements with food service providers. The department has pioneered new models for sustainability and has been recognized for its culinary excellence, leadership and community involvement:

Presenter: Olivier De Volpi, Executive Chef

MacDonald Campus Farm, McGill University

McGill's Macdonald Campus Farm, located on 205 hectares on the Macdonald campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, is an experimental and demonstration farm dedicated to teaching and research. It strives to be an innovative leader at the cutting edge of agricultural technology.

Presenters: Mathieu Rouleau and Valérie Toupin-Dubé, McGill Agricultural Students