CSU Commitment to Sustainability

Green Eggs and Ham

July 28th, 2011

By Lisa McPheron
Cal Poly Pomona

The Collins College’s Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch

Green eggs and ham don’t quite mean what they used to.  These days if a restaurant can show its customers that it practices sustainability – it has a leg up on the competition. Green eggs, at least figuratively speaking, are actually a hot sell.

The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch (RKR) at Cal Poly Pomona’s Collins College of Hospitality Management embraces sustainable practices and is eager to adopt new methods to reduce its impact on the environment.  The RKR is a classroom where undergraduates learn all aspects of a hospitality business.  Each quarter, a lunch class and a dinner class operate the restaurant, which is open to the public. In each class, 30 students rotate weekly through all the positions, under the direction of faculty.  Every student has an opportunity to fill a management role, gaining hands-on leadership experience.  More…


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