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Co-Founder & CEO, Bon Appétit Management Company


Fedele Bauccio is co-founder and CEO of Bon Appétit Management Company.

In 1987, after more than two decades in food service, Fedele set out to revolutionize the industry by bringing fresh, made-from-scratch food to the contract market. Through Bon Appétit, he innovated the marketplace by placing well-trained executive chefs on-site to prepare and serve delicious meals.

He further redefined institutional dining by adopting local sourcing, animal welfare, waste reduction and climate change initiatives well before competitors. Fedele’s work has been honored for its progressive contributions to the industry. Among other accolades, he was recognized by the James Beard Foundation with its inaugural leadership award that honors visionaries who create a healthier, safer and more sustainable food world. As a company, Bon Appétit is widely recognized for its world-class sustainability practices.

Fedele holds honorary doctorates from the University of Portland, the University of Redlands, Notre Dame de Namur University and the University of San Francisco.


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