Colleges & Universities http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en Putting the Cart Before the Cafeteria http://food-management.com/design/putting-cart-cafeteria <div class="field-byline"> Whitney Duffey &amp; Joyce Fasano </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>More commuter schools and community colleges are finding the value in food carts and trucks to satisfy nontraditional students’ dining needs. Here’s a primer on what you need to know when considering such an alternative. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/design/putting-cart-cafeteria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/design/putting-cart-cafeteria#comments Design Colleges & Universities Culinary Techniques Menu Trends Private Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:01:00 +0000 43001 at http://food-management.com All Veg Station Opens at Elon University http://food-management.com/news-trends/all-veg-station-opens-elon-university <div class="field-deck"> Green World at 1889 will offer a vegetable stew and vegan salad bar. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Aramark at Elon University has opened an all vegetarian/vegan station called Green World at 1889 in Colonnades Dining Hall, <a href="http://www.thetimesnews.com/lifestyles/lifestyles-home/going-green-elon-university-adds-vegetarian-dining-options-to-its-menu-1.403806" target="_blank">reports</a> the Times-News. The menu includes vegetable stew and vegan salad bar each day with produce from local farms as well as gluten-free items and kosher foods. Tofu stir-fry and Falafel also are items on the menu.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/all-veg-station-opens-elon-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/all-veg-station-opens-elon-university#comments Aramark Colleges & Universities Contractors News & Trends Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:22:00 +0000 42981 at http://food-management.com UNC Dining Allows Kids to Eat for Reduced Rate http://food-management.com/news-trends/unc-dining-allows-kids-eat-reduced-rate <div class="field-deck"> Meal plan holders can pay $5 for a child to eat at Top of Lenoir and Rams Head dining halls. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Children up to 6 years old can now eat at a reduced rate at two dining halls on the <a href="http://food-management.com/colleges-universities/2014-college-power-players-north-carolina" target="_blank">University of North Carolina</a> campus, <a href="http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/11/dining-halls-now-offer-reduced-prices-to-children" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Daily Tar Heel</em>. Meal plan holders can pay $5 for a child to eat at Top of Lenoir and Rams Head dining halls using Dining Flex, cash, credit or debit cards. The program began in October.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/unc-dining-allows-kids-eat-reduced-rate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/unc-dining-allows-kids-eat-reduced-rate#comments Colleges & Universities News & Trends Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:05:00 +0000 42961 at http://food-management.com MSU Chef Wins Trip to France with Seafood Stew http://food-management.com/food-beverage/msu-chef-wins-trip-france-seafood-stew <div class="field-deck"> Kurt Kwiatkowski’s Catalan Seafood Stew wins Bocuse D’Or Soup Recipe Contest </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Kurt Kwiatkowski’s Catalan Seafood Stew wins Bocuse D’Or Soup Recipe Contest</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/food-beverage/msu-chef-wins-trip-france-seafood-stew" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/food-beverage/msu-chef-wins-trip-france-seafood-stew#comments Colleges & Universities Seafood Culinary Techniques Seafood Food & Beverage Menu Trends Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:41:00 +0000 42951 at http://food-management.com Cupcake Mural Helps BYU Raise $3,900 for Local Food Bank http://food-management.com/news-trends/cupcake-mural-helps-byu-raise-3900-local-food-bank <div class="field-deck"> Brigham Young Dining baked, frosted and donated 2,100 cupcakes to the fundraising initiative. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Brigham Young University Dining Services teamed up with the school&#39;s Student Alumni Association to create a mural out of 2,100 cupcakes for a fundraiser to benefit the local food bank in Provo, UT. The blue and white confections, arranged to form a picture of BYU mascot Cosmo the Cougar, were donated by BYU Dining and were sold off for $2 apiece, with the department adding a bottle of milk to students who used Cougar Cash for the purchase.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/cupcake-mural-helps-byu-raise-3900-local-food-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/cupcake-mural-helps-byu-raise-3900-local-food-bank#comments Colleges & Universities News & Trends Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:23:00 +0000 42931 at http://food-management.com <p>BYU Students helped construct a giant mural made of 2,100 blue and white cupcakes for a fundraising effort to benefit the local Provo Food Bank.</p> BU Dining Initiates Tipping at Late Night Venue http://food-management.com/news-trends/bu-dining-initiates-tipping-late-night-venue <div class="field-deck"> Department says it will make sure employees get at least $9.25/hr. with or without tips. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Late Night Kitchen at <a href="http://food-management.com/colleges-universities/2014-college-power-players-boston-university" target="_blank">Boston University</a>&#39;s Yawkey Center for Student Services will fully implement a tipping system for its employees by the spring semester, <a href="http://dailyfreepress.com/2014/11/20/late-night-kitchen-to-fully-implement-tipping-system" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Daily Free Press</em>. BU Dining will pay servers the state minimum tipped employee rate of $2.63 per hour plus anything that falls short of $9.25 per hour with tips included.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/bu-dining-initiates-tipping-late-night-venue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/bu-dining-initiates-tipping-late-night-venue#comments Colleges & Universities News & Trends Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:51:00 +0000 42911 at http://food-management.com Twenty-second Grabfest Promotes Campus C-store http://food-management.com/news-trends/twenty-second-grabfest-promotes-campus-c-store <div class="field-deck"> University of Wisconsin’s Flamingo Run Run gives three lucky students a free run of retail site in a campus Halloween-themed event. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Ready&hellip;set&hellip;shop!</p> <p>Three lucky students at the <a href="http://food-management.com/colleges-universities/college-power-players-wisconsin" target="_blank">University of Wisconsin-Madison</a> got to grab as much as they could off the shelves of the school&rsquo;s Flamingo Run c-store and bypass the checkout. The catch? They only have 20 seconds.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/twenty-second-grabfest-promotes-campus-c-store" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/twenty-second-grabfest-promotes-campus-c-store#comments Colleges & Universities News & Trends Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:57:00 +0000 42871 at http://food-management.com <p>The Flamingo Run c-store on the UWM campus was named for a famous campus incident from 1979, when pranksters planted over a thousand plastic pink flamingos on the Bascom Hill lawn (see the mural behind the register).</p> NJ Assembly Passes Bill Prohibiting Mandatory Meal Plans http://food-management.com/news-trends/nj-assembly-passes-bill-prohibiting-mandatory-meal-plans <div class="field-deck"> Bill applies to all four-year public and private universities in the state except Princeton. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A bill that passed the New Jersey state assembly would prohibit all four-year public and private universities in the state except Princeton University from requiring students to purchase meal plans, <a href="http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/11/nj_bill_to_stop_colleges_from_requiring_students_to_buy_meal_plans_passes_assembly.html" target="_blank">reports</a> nj.com. In lieu of traditional meal plans, the bill would require schools to offer declining balance meal cards, with any money left on the card at the end of a semester being refunded.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/nj-assembly-passes-bill-prohibiting-mandatory-meal-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/nj-assembly-passes-bill-prohibiting-mandatory-meal-plans#comments Colleges & Universities News & Trends Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:44:00 +0000 42801 at http://food-management.com Hindu ‘Festival of Lights’ at Harvard http://food-management.com/colleges-universities/hindu-festival-lights-harvard <div class="field-deck"> Dining services adds culinary fireworks to Hindu Festival of Lights. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Dining services adds culinary fireworks to Hindu Festival of Lights.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/colleges-universities/hindu-festival-lights-harvard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/colleges-universities/hindu-festival-lights-harvard#comments Colleges & Universities Menu Trends Private Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:33:00 +0000 42791 at http://food-management.com <p>BRIGHT LIGHTS ON A DARK NIGHT: The Hindu festival of Diwali, also known as Deepavali, signifies the victory of light over dark and hope over despair. Festival preparations and rituals take place during five days, but the main night coincides with the darkest new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartik.</p> Thinkstock Renovation at Boston College’s Eagle’s Nest Receives Student Approval http://food-management.com/colleges-universities/renovation-boston-college-s-eagle-s-nest-receives-student-approval <div class="field-deck"> Sandwich-and-salad stop reopens with updated look, better layout and bigger menu. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Until recently, the Eagle&rsquo;s Nest, a retail location inside Boston College&rsquo;s (BC) McElroy Commons, wasn&rsquo;t much to look at. The 3,300-square-foot sandwich-and-salad stop is located on the ground floor of the McElroy Commons, which houses one of BC&rsquo;s main dining halls on the third floor.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/colleges-universities/renovation-boston-college-s-eagle-s-nest-receives-student-approval" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/colleges-universities/renovation-boston-college-s-eagle-s-nest-receives-student-approval#comments Colleges & Universities Renovation Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:56:00 +0000 42781 at http://food-management.com