Campus Dining

Supplier Profiles

July 29, 2013

LA Specialty is a wholesale distributor of produce, dairy, and specialty foods. They provide the vital link between producers and consumers, allowing Oxy to purchase and serve items from local farms and producers. LA Specialty connects with farms within 200 miles of Oxy, and delivers fresh produce straight to our door. Every week, they put out the “Green Sheet,” a publication which features the best seasonal, local produce for our chefs to choose from. This tool helps us purchase produce that is in season and fresh. It also reduces the distance that produce has to travel before getting to Oxy. 

LA Specialty undertakes a variety of green initiatives to reduce their footprint, and make their operation more sustainable. In order to conserve resources, they recycle shrink wrap, repair and reuse wood pallets, reuse boxes, donate left-over food, and use a bar code system that has allowed them...

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July 29, 2013

United Natural Foods is a distributor of natural and certified organic food products. We receive organic juice, tea, pantry items (rice, peanut butter, flour, etc.), snacks, energy bars, and dairy products from United Natural. 

We also receive Organic Bacon and Beef from Organic Prairie through United Natural Foods. Organic Prairie is an independent cooperative of organic family farms. All animals are raised humanely, are certified organic, are hormone and antibiotic free, and are raised on a natural vegetarian diet.

In addition to providing organic and natural foods, United Natural Foods pursues a variety of sustainability initiatives in order to reduce the footprint associated with their operations. Many of their distribution centers are LEED certified. They have: ...

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July 25, 2013

Fosselman’s Ice Cream was started in South Pasadena in 1919 by the three Fosselman brothers. More than 90 years later, the company is still family owned and operated by Chris and John Fosselman. Committed to using all-natural ingredients and providing the best customer service, Fosselman's ice cream is still made in house and is preservative free. In 1974, the South Pasadena location closed and Fosselman's moved to their current location in Alhambra. With a selection of over 48 flavors daily, Fosselman's flavor list contains several unique options. Look for their special seasonal/holiday flavors, including Pumpkin (Halloween...

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July 25, 2013

Nature’s Best is the largest privately owned distributor of natural and certified organic food products. We receive Organic Yogurt, Tea, Snack Bars, Soymilk, Oatmeal, and other certified organic and natural snack foods.

In addition to providing sustainable foods, Nature's Best pursues sustainability throughout their entire operation. In 2008, Nature's Best won the Sustainability Excellence Award from Supermarket News. They are one of the few grocery distribution companies to have LEED certified facilities, and both of their two distribution centers are LEED Gold certified. For the construction of their Chino distribution center, 20% of the materials were locally sourced, 30% were post-consumer recycled, and 95% of waste created was reused. Through their facility renovations, they have also been able to reduce their water consumption by 50%, increase energy efficiency by 45%, and...

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  • phone: (323) 259-2629
  • e-mail: dining@oxy.edu