How Basil Tree became a veteran on the sustainability scene

By Caroline Agola

Val Shulock never attended culinary school.

Yet for more than 35 years she has been the owner of Basil Tree Catering, a sustainable food service company in Cambridge.

In graduate school at Brandeis University, Shulock was assigned a class project to design a hypothetical business model. She decided to create an eco-friendly catering service. Her department head was ecstatic about the idea and advised Shulock to carry out the concept. Shulock agreed and, in 1987, founded Basil Tree.

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Basil Tree-a veteran on the sustainability scene

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