Feast On logo superimposed on hand holding bok choyDrawing on the bounty of the county has earned UWindsor Food Services recertification as providing a “taste of Ontario.”

Food Services renews commitment to local produce

The University of Windsor’s Food Services has won renewal of its certification under the Culinary Tourism Alliance’s Feast On program, which recognizes businesses committed to sourcing and serving Ontario-grown food and drink.

Residence dining was the first university service in the province to qualify when the alliance completed an audit last year. The most recent certification is valid through March 2023.

Billy Alexander of the Culinary Tourism Alliance expressed thanks to the University for supporting Ontario’s farmers and artisans.

“Welcome to the Feast On community,” he said in announcing the recertification. “We look forward to celebrating your unique taste of Ontario and sharing your success stories in the coming year.”

Executive chef Paolo Vasapolli is proud of sourcing food from local producers and expects to develop further relations with farmers in Windsor-Essex.

“We’re lucky to be located in one of the most fertile regions in Canada,” he says. “There are so many opportunities to get the freshest goods while supporting the local economy.”