Ken Botts is a quotable media resource for topics including:

  • Living a plant-based lifestyle
  • Plant-based operations in higher education dining services
  • Plant-based restaurant menus
  • Healthy dining trends
  • Sustainability food options
  • Food waste and reduction
  • Factory farming issues

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Ken Botts is a blogger, speaker, business and consultant – covering topics related to living a healthy plant-based lifestyle. Ken has worked in the food service and hospitality industry for over 35 years. He is most known for helping open the nations first vegan dining hall University of North Texas Dining Services in 2009.

He has consulted with food service operators and student groups on how to add healthy plant-based options to their existing food service offerings. He frequently helps various animal rights and sustainability groups with outreach initiatives to the food service and hospitality industries. He specializes on the topics of plant-based and clean living and can often be found in the garden or kitchen practicing what he preaches.

Ken has degrees in business and organizational management and a passion for helping people, the planet and animals. He has spoken at conferences around the nation and is a member/supporter of various vegan, animal rights and sustainability groups. He has been featured in many food industry magazines, news articles and blogs.

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Ken Botts in the news – Humane Society Official: Animal Lives Matter
Yakima Herald – Memorial cafe moving forward with more ‘plant-based’ options
Daily Camera – CU-Boulder chefs experimenting with plant-centric dining hall options
Westminster Patch – McDaniel College Dining Joins Humane Society for Vegan Cooking Demo
Latest Vegan News – Colleges Including Harvard, Dartmouth, San Diego State Opt Into Plant-Based Culinary Training
92129 Magazine – Palomar Health recognized for initiatives in wellness programming
Village News – Palomar Health to offer more plant-based menu options
Food Service Director Magazine – UNT ’s all-vegan café sees continued growth
The Oklahoman – College campus cafeterias work to keep up with students’ changing tastes
USA Today – 
University opens nation’s first Vegan cafeteria
CBS DFW – Students Ask for Vegan Dining, UNT Listens
Veg News – Vegan Dining Hall in Texas
Green Source DFW – All-Vegan Dining Hall at UNT Making Waves
Dallas Morning News – Vegan cooking can make for delicious home cooking
Veganacious (blog) – Vegans in Texas
Today’s Dietitian – Vegan Fare Rules in Cattle Country — An All-Vegan Cafeteria Scores Big With Students
University Business – Filling a Vegan Need in Texas
UPI – Vegan Dining Hall Opens at Texas College