NAEP member Webinar
"The Blended Burger: UCR's Pioneers the First Mass Produced Mushroom-Blended Hamburger in Southern California"
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | 2:00 PM ET
This presentation will discuss the Procurement process involved in supporting The UCR Dining Department's "Seeds of Change" vision to provide food that is healthier, sustainable and ethically sourced. The Seeds of Change vision led to the evolution of UCR's desire to mass produce a hamburger blend that is 70% fresh Angus chuck, and 30% fully prepared ground mushroom. I will discuss the many persons and sources involved that led to make the vision a reality. Today, the finished product has created a delicious hamburger that has little taste of mushroom with lots of flavor.
Collaboration is the Key to Success!
Use all of your resources in order to determine the most optimal road to success. In the early stages of development, do not be discouraged by roadblocks or disruption in the Supply Chain. Stay the course and make adjustments when needed.
Stay Committed to Sustainable Procurement!
The higher costs of Sustainable Procurement are only temporary; Economies of Scale and changes in attitudes will shift the production behaviors of manufacturers resulting in lower costs down the road.
Sustainable Procurement can lead to both a Better Environment and Healthier Lifestyle.
The development of this product not only reduced water usage and GHG emissions; it also created a healthier burger.
Matthew Burke, Procurement Analyst, UC Riverside
Matthew Burke, CPSM is a Procurement Analyst for UC Riverside’s Procurement Services Department. He graduated from Western Michigan University in 1996 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Marketing. Prior to joining UCR, Matt worked in a variety of positions within the food industry, including Sysco. Matt works closely with Dining Services by assisting with vendor bids, agreements, sourcing, and other special projects.
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Participants who attend this webcast will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit. This time may be applied toward ISM’s CPSM/CPSD certification or C.P.M. recertification and/or A.P.P. re-accreditation, or UPPCC’s CPPO/CPPB certification or recertification program requirements.