In the article “Getting Meetings Down to a Science,” the author, Lisa Lance, discusses the benefits of utilizing the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center as a meeting space for scientific collaboration as well as any other field which would benefit from the technology and flexibility offered there.
She also goes on to discuss how Butler’s Pantry, their exclusive caterer, has fit in seamlessly to their mission, “‘We picked Butler’s Pantry because their mission is in step with ours,’ said McGuire. While planners typically work directly with a representative from the catering company on menus, McGuire noted that they work together to ensure the success of each event.”
“Richard Nix Jr., president of Butler’s Panty, said the business has catered a wide variety of events at The Danforth Center, from small luncheons of 10-12 people to large galas of 400 or more.”
“The objective of the Danforth mission is to feed the world,’ said Nix, ‘and we do try to highlight some of the products they’re working on.’ Butler’s Pantry often incorporates the cassava plant into event menus. This staple crop of sub-Saharan Africa, which a team at Danforth is working to improve, is similar to the sweet potato.'”
“The menus stress the importance of being green and being renewable and feeding people efficiently,’ he said. ‘We try to incorporate as many smart products as possible.'”
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