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Solution
Providers
EPICUREAN GROUP

Mary Clark Bartlett,
CEO and founder
www.epicurean-group.com
Los Altos, Calif.

Celebrating Good Food
Epicurean Group serves healthy food through honest sourcing by partnering with local
farms and ranches and focusing on sustainable practices. BY JANICE HOPPE
When Epicurean Group
opened its doors more
than a decade ago as a
foodservice management
company, it broke new
ground for the industry
by using local farms and
ranches as suppliers and
focusing on sustainable
practices.
The company continues to embrace the
same core values it was founded on,
which are exactly what today's health
and environmentally conscious consumers are demanding.
	 "I absolutely love fresh and local food,"
CEO and founder Mary Clark Bartlett
says. "I was born and raised in Brooklyn
and my father's family had been farmers
since the early 1900s. I grew up around
great food; we had our own gardens and

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went to the farmers' markets in New York.
I'm glad to see consumers are embracing
the kinds of foods I grew up with."
	 Clark Bartlett's passion for fresh,
locally grown food led her to create
Epicurean Group in 2003, and today
she operates a large contract foodservice business with her values serving as
the foundation of the company. She's
finding that the company's competitors
are trying to copy its practices.

Pioneering Healthy Practices
Potential customers were at first skeptical that Epicurean Group could compete
with big companies by using menus of
seasonal, healthy, locally sourced food.
"We were pioneers. We went into school
and college campuses and took soda
machines out and put in spa waters. We
used real potatoes and roasted them
with the skins on," Clark Bartlett says.
"It's only recently that Michelle Obama

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