Management Companies en A's Expand Ovations Relationship <div class="field-deck"> Contractor will manage retail merchandise in Coliseum in addition to food and beverage. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Major League Baseball&#39;s Oakland A&rsquo;s has expanded its partnership with Ovations Food Services at the team&#39;s Coliseum home ballpark to also manage retail merchandise. Ovations already is the food and beverage service provider, taking over a year ago.Ovations, a subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor that operates in more than 140 public assembly facilities across North America, plans to leverage its buying power with some of the nation&rsquo;s most prolific sports merchandising companies to offer A&rsquo;s fans a larger variety of merchandise throughout the stadium.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contractors More Segments Ovations Food Services News & Trends Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:26:00 +0000 42261 at Onsite Dining a Value at Bose <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>High tech audio firm shows commitment with extensive renovation and upgrade program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Industry Sodexo Renovation Private Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:22:00 +0000 42221 at Morrison, HCWH Set Day to Highlight Antibiotic Overuse <div class="field-deck"> On October 24, over 350 hospitals will serve meals that feature meat or poultry raised without non-therapeutic antibiotics. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>On October 24, Food Day, more than 60 Morrison Healthcare hospitals will serve meals that feature meat or poultry raised without non-therapeutic antibiotics.</p> <p>Joining the Health Care Without Harm organization and more than 300 other hospitals across the country, Morrison is celebrating Food Day with efforts to eliminate the overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture and build a healthy, sustainable food supply.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Healthcare Compass Group News & Trends Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:46:00 +0000 42171 at Auburn Attracts Athletes with Dedicated Dining Hall <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Built for Tiger athletes, Auburn University’s new Wellness Kitchen provides meals with optimal nutrient density.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colleges & Universities Management Companies News & Trends Private Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:16:00 +0000 42071 at Schoolkids Join First Lady to Harvest White House Garden <div class="field-deck"> Students from schools in Arizona, California, District of Columbia and Ohio then shared a healthy dinner with Mrs. Obama. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Kevin Needham, AVI Foodsystems, Inc., Resident Director at South Euclid Lyndhurst (OH) Schools, accompanied five students selected from Greenview Elementary School to join First Lady Michelle Obama in harvesting vegetables from The White House Kitchen Garden on Tuesday, October 14th. Others participating in the event included students from Harriet Tubman and Bancroft elementary schools in Washington, DC; the STAR School from Flagstaff, AZ; and Willow Cove Elementary School from Pittsburg, CA.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AVI Food Systems, Inc. Contractors K-12 Schools News & Trends Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:08:00 +0000 42011 at High-tech Hydroponics Supplies Corporate Cafe From Onsite Garden <div class="field-deck"> An onsite hydroponic micro-farm produces bi-weekly harvests of premium leafy greens and vegetables for Plantronics onsite café. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>When the chef overseeing dining for the employees of Plantronics, Inc., a business and consumer audio communications firm based in Santa Cruz, CA, wants to source some fresh vegetables and greens for the next planned meal, she doesn&rsquo;t have far to go. Through a joint project with nearby Cityblooms, a prototype computer-automated farm that has been installed at the Plantronics complex and is being powered by the company&#39;s existing solar energy system.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Industry Contractors Compass Group News & Trends Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:14:00 +0000 41971 at <p>Hydroponic crops grow in special bins on the corporate campus of Plantronics in Santa Cruz, CA, supplying the company&#39;s cafe with fresh greens and lettuces.</p> Molecular Gastronomy Expert Tours Northeastern Colleges <div class="field-deck"> Sodexo chef Gary Symolon demonstrates the uses of science in the art of food preparation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Students on campuses across New England are sampling liquid nitrogen ice cream as Sodexo&rsquo;s traveling chef takes his molecular gastronomy demonstration on the road. District Executive Chef Gary Symolon uses science and local dairy to create coffee and vanilla bean ice cream, along with chemistry-based toppings such as marshmallow dust made from freezing the mini marshmallows with the liquid nitrogen. Campuses Symolon is touring include Mitchell College, Central Connecticut State University, Babson College, Olin College for Engineering, Dean College and Providence College.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colleges & Universities Contractors Sodexo News & Trends Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:46:00 +0000 41951 at Xanterra Sues Park Service Over Grand Canyon Deal <div class="field-deck"> Issue involves a longstanding investment made by the company in park infrastructure. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Xanterra Parks &amp; Resorts is suing the National Park Service over recent policy changes at Grand Canyon National Park, where it has operated since 1905, <a href="" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Denver Post</em>. At issue is the $200+ million Xanterra and its previous incarnation as the Fred Harvey Co. invested into the park&#39;s infrastructure over the years (Fred Harvey began operating at the park before it was a national park, in 1905).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contractors More Segments News & Trends Xanterra Parks and Resorts Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:56:00 +0000 41901 at UNC Dining Plans Additional Facility Upgrade Despite Debt From Past Projects <div class="field-deck"> Between 1998 and 2011, the department accumulated debt of $36 million following renovations to Top of Lenoir and the Student Union and the construction of Rams Head Dining Hall. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Despite a debt load accumulated from a number of major renovations and new construction in the past 16 years, the University of North Carolina Dining Services is planning to upgrade the Lenoir Mainstreet food court, the school&#39;s largest retail dining venue, which has been straining under heavy lunch traffic, <a href="" target="_blank">reports</a> the Daily Tar Heel campus paper.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aramark Colleges & Universities Contractors News & Trends Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:24:00 +0000 41691 at <p>Top of Lenoir in Lenoir Hall was one of the campus dining locations at UNC that received major renovations in the past 16 years. The school is now planning to upgrade Lenoir Mainstreet, the retail food court in the building.&nbsp;</p> Sodexo Upgrades Dining choices at GWU <div class="field-deck"> New options include a Smoothie/juice bar and a new "fill your plate" breakfast special for $4.99. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Campus dining services provider Sodexo has added a range of new meal options this semester at George Washington University. They include J Street, the Foggy Bottom Campus dining hub located on the first floor of the Marvin Center, which now features Fresh Blends, a smoothie and juice bar offering fresh fruit and vegetable drinks with no added sugar or syrups.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Colleges & Universities Contractors Sodexo News & Trends Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:37:00 +0000 41291 at