Bon Appétit hosts Eat Local Food Challenge at the C of I

The College of Idaho’s campus food service provider, Bon Appétit, is set to host its eighth annual Eat Local Food Challenge on Sept. 25 inside Simplot Dining Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. This year’s event is titled the Eat Local (Fish) Challenge in honor of Bon Appétit’s year-long focus on local and sustainable fish.

Visitors to Simplot Dining Hall during the ELFC will be treated to a delicious meal that is 100 percent local, with all ingredients coming from farmers and artisans within 150 miles of campus. The main course will be garlic and white wine poached sturgeon served with dill roasted carrots and tarragon white wine sauce. 

“The Eat Local (Fish) Challenge highlights our chefs’ creativity, educates guests about eating locally and seasonally, and supports and publicizes great local farmers and fishers,” said Matt Caldwell, general manager of Bon Appétit.

Bon Appétit will continue to focus on sustainable seafood throughout the year, only using fish caught or farmed within 500 miles of campus. For more information about the Eat Local (Fish) Challenge, visit

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit