(PHILADELPHIA -- January 11, 2011) ARAMARK Business Dining, the leading provider of health and wellness programs for workplace restaurants, is creating recipes from Cooking Light, the nation's number one epicurean magazine. By showcasing how to make healthy foods taste great, Business Dining is enhancing the workplace dining experience across North America and demonstrating its commitment to helping companies educate and encourage their employees to adopt healthier eating practices.
This exclusive ARAMARK promotion begins with the New Year and throughout the month of January onsite customers can enjoy such tasty selections as Chicken Saltimbocca, Beef Tangine and Baked Shrimp Scampi. Because each recipe is featured in the January/February issue of Cooking Light magazine, employees can learn more about the seasonal produce, fresh herbs and olive oils that create flavor-rich and healthy meals. Additionally, ARAMARK chefs will offer up cooking tips to help employees create the nutritious dishes outside of the office.
"Our exclusive partnership with Cooking Light extends our expertise in creating healthy and delicious menu options and enhances our position as the leader in providing innovative workplace wellness initiatives," said Gary Crompton, President of Business Dining.
Offering Cooking Light menu selections is an extension of Business Dining's multi-year partnership with the magazine. In addition to helping Business Dining further expand its healthy culinary offerings, the agreement is helping expand the magazine's reach within North American workplaces. Currently, more than 12 million readers turn to the magazine and cookinglight.com for innovative recipes; nutrition advice and food and fitness tips.
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. The company is recognized as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, as the industry leader in FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies," and as one of America's Largest Private Companies by both FORTUNE and Forbes magazines. ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 255,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries. Learn more at www.twitter.com/aramarknews.
About Cooking Light
Cooking Light is the nation's number one epicurean brand with the largest audience, most epicurean editorial and the most recipes. Founded in 1987, Cooking Light makes healthy food taste great. Each month, nearly 12 million readers turn to Cooking Light and cookinglight.com for innovative recipes; nutrition advice and food and fitness tips. Cooking Light is published by a subsidiary of Birmingham, Alabama-based Southern Progress Corporation.