Start Date

6-1-2011 4:00 PM

End Date

6-1-2011 4:45 PM

Track

2. Track 2 - Poster Session

Subject Area

Food Service

Faculty Member

Dr. Jinlin Zhao, PhD Professor and Director of Graduate Studies School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Florida International University zhaoj@fiu.edu

Abstract

The goal of this paper is to show that by following a strategic plan of action, any catering company, restaurant, hotel or other hospitality entity may efficiently dispose of catering overproduction in a socially responsible way that helps to feed those who need it most in the local community. The authors take the case of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, and the collection efforts of social welfare agency Feeding South Florida, as an example of CSR give-back on a grand event scale. Through personal observations and interviews with stakeholders at all levels the authors intend to provide a road map for event organizers and catering organizations who may wish to cooperate in a similar way to the benefit of their local food-insecure populations.

Keywords

CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility, Catering Overproduction, Hunger, Food Bank, Social Welfare



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Effective Management of Catering Overproduction can Help Alleviate Food Insecurity in the Community: A Case Study of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

The goal of this paper is to show that by following a strategic plan of action, any catering company, restaurant, hotel or other hospitality entity may efficiently dispose of catering overproduction in a socially responsible way that helps to feed those who need it most in the local community. The authors take the case of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, and the collection efforts of social welfare agency Feeding South Florida, as an example of CSR give-back on a grand event scale. Through personal observations and interviews with stakeholders at all levels the authors intend to provide a road map for event organizers and catering organizations who may wish to cooperate in a similar way to the benefit of their local food-insecure populations.