TerraVia gets thumbs up

7 Feb 2017

TerraVia and Bon Appétit Management Company, an on-site restaurant company operating 650-plus cafés in 33 states, have announced that Bon Appétit has adopted Thrive Culinary Algae Oil as its preferred oil.

TerraVia gets thumbs up

TerraVia and Bon Appétit Management Company, an on-site restaurant company operating 650-plus cafés in 33 states for corporations, universities, and specialty venues, have announced that Bon Appétit has adopted Thrive Culinary Algae Oil as its preferred oil, chosen for its combination of nutrition, culinary and sustainability benefits that align with the company's kitchen principles.

Thrive Algae Oil is said to contain 75% less saturated fat and 25% more monounsaturated fat than olive oil. The foodservice offering has been expanded to meet the demanding needs of today's chefs, including a canola blend for high volume uses such as deep frying, created to deliver benefits in sustainability and nutrition while achieving the right economics for high volume outlets.

"We love Thrive Algae Oil and have been testing it for a year now,” said Fedele Bauccio, Founder and CEO of Bon Appétit. “Using Thrive Algae Oil, our chefs can create flavorful, nutritious meals that are also healthy for the planet. We are excited to more broadly adopt this truly innovative, game changing oil across Bon Appétit."

"The leadership Bon Appétit has shown with its commitment to nutrition and sustainability is unparalleled," said Apu Mody, CEO of TerraVia. "They lead by example in the care they put into the food they serve to their guests every day. Their deep commitment directly aligns with TerraVia's mission to use algae, the mother of all plants to deliver the world's healthiest oils and ingredients with the lowest impact on our planet's scarce resources."

Bon Appétit is a sector of Compass Group. TerraVia and Compass Group, through its specialty purchasing division, Foodbuy, recently entered a supply agreement appointing TerraVia as a preferred food oil provider to Compass guests nationwide. This commercial deal with Compass Group is designed to give TerraVia national distribution of its Thrive Algae Oil, making it available to restaurants and foodservice operators across the country. Thrive Algae Oil is expected to be distributed across Compass Group's various segments.

Since Compass and Foodbuy work with major distributors like Sysco, the partnership is expected to give Thrive Algae Oil a presence in warehouses across the country and significantly expand distribution by making it available to restaurants, hotels and other food service operations across the U.S.