“It wasn’t even close. Even though BBF was our thirteenth field trip of the semester, we hadn’t even left your parking lot when my class unanimously voted Better Baked Foods the best field trip of the year. There was animated discussion in my van all the way back to Meadville. I can’t thank you enough.” -Eric Pallant, Department Chair
On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, twenty-one students and their professor from Allegheny College visited Better Baked Foods in Erie. The students are part of the Soil to Plate course which examines all aspects of agriculture and food systems: soil management and crop production; insect and pest management; energy and water requirements; food processing and preparation; food distribution and food justice; food politics and economics; culture, cooking, diet and health. The goal of this course is to help inform students about the complexities involved in producing sufficient high quality food for a global population.
Joe Pacinelli, President/COO gave an informative presentation about Better Baked and the co-packing industry. The enthusiastic students had many great questions. After garbing up, the afternoon concluded with tours of our facility hosted by Joe Pacinelli, Jerry Pacinelli and Dean Brown. The students were sent on their way with French Bread Pizza. It was an enjoyable day!