Colleges & Universities http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en Trayless Dining Saves Rutgers $300K in 10 Weeks http://food-management.com/news-trends/trayless-dining-saves-rutgers-300k-10-weeks <div class="field-deck"> New Brunswick campus eliminated trays in three of its four dining halls this year. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In the first 10 weeks since trays were eliminated this semester in three of the four dining halls, <a href="http://food-management.com/colleges-universities/2014-college-power-players-rutgers" target="_blank">Rutgers University-New Brunswick</a> has saved $300,000 in food costs and seen a 20% reduction in the amount students toss after they eat, <a href="http://news.rutgers.edu/feature/cafeteria-trays-dropped-dining-halls-rutgers-reduce-waste/20141214#.VJA-t1Z5AVt" target="_blank">according to</a> Dining Services Executive Director Joseph Charette.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/trayless-dining-saves-rutgers-300k-10-weeks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/trayless-dining-saves-rutgers-300k-10-weeks#comments Colleges & Universities News & Trends Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:15:00 +0000 43611 at http://food-management.com Controversial Hummus Back at Wesleyan http://food-management.com/news-trends/controversial-hummus-back-wesleyan <div class="field-deck"> University reverses course and will continue to offer Sabra product along with a locally produced alternative. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Sabra branded hummus will again be available at Wesleyan University after <a href="http://food-management.com/news-amp-trends/hummus-controversy-spreads" target="_blank">a short ban</a> prompted by student protests against a controversial Israeli company that co-owns it (with PepsiCo), <a href="https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/12/10/wesleyan-bring-back-controversial-hummus-brand" target="_blank">reports</a> Inside Higher Ed. The product will be offered along with a locally produced alternative, Cedar&#39;s Hummus.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/controversial-hummus-back-wesleyan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/controversial-hummus-back-wesleyan#comments Colleges & Universities News & Trends Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:20:00 +0000 43341 at http://food-management.com Hummus Controversy Re-emerges on Several Campuses http://food-management.com/news-trends/hummus-controversy-re-emerges-several-campuses <div class="field-deck"> Wesleyan University and the University of Pittsburgh are the latest schools to deal with calls to boycott Israeli packaged product Sabra. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A controversy over a brand of packaged hummus made by an Israeli company is again roiling a couple of college campuses in the United States.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/hummus-controversy-re-emerges-several-campuses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/hummus-controversy-re-emerges-several-campuses#comments Colleges & Universities News & Trends Fri, 05 Dec 2014 13:31:00 +0000 43181 at http://food-management.com Law School Cafe Brought Under General Dining Program at WUSL http://food-management.com/news-trends/law-school-cafe-brought-under-general-dining-program-wusl <div class="field-deck"> Washington University at St. Louis and Bon Appetit revamp retail operation to accept meal plan points for first time. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Washington University of St. Louis Dining Services and its dining services provider Bon Appetit Mgt. Co. have taken over operation of the Law Cafe in the university&#39;s law school, <a href="http://www.studlife.com/news/bon-apetit/2014/12/04/dining-services-takes-over-law-cafe-operations-to-open-new-cafe-in-brown-school-next-fall/" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Student Life</em> campus paper. The cafe, formerly managed by Aramark under a separate contract, now accepts meal points from the general student dining plans, making it more attractive to undergraduates.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/law-school-cafe-brought-under-general-dining-program-wusl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/law-school-cafe-brought-under-general-dining-program-wusl#comments Aramark Colleges & Universities Contractors Compass Group News & Trends Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:32:00 +0000 43141 at http://food-management.com Fry Leaves UGA to Take Dining Helm at Sewanee http://food-management.com/news-trends/fry-leaves-uga-take-dining-helm-sewanee <div class="field-deck"> Bryan Varin named interim director until permanent replacement is named. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Jeanne Fry, executive director of dining operations at the <a href="http://food-management.com/colleges-universities/college-power-players-georgia" target="_blank">University of Georgia</a> since 2012, has left the school to take up a new position as director of <a href="http://food-management.com/colleges-amp-universities/insourcing-small-planet" target="_blank">Sewanee Dining</a> at the University of the South. Bryan Varin, formerly associate director of meal plan operations, has been named interim executive director of UGA Dining until a permanent replacement can be named.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/fry-leaves-uga-take-dining-helm-sewanee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/fry-leaves-uga-take-dining-helm-sewanee#comments Colleges & Universities News & Trends Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:21:00 +0000 43081 at http://food-management.com 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/culinary-techniques/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/culinary-techniques/msu-chef-wins-trip-france-seafood-stew" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/culinary-techniques/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 Photo: MINOR'S 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>