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UJ Welcomes New Dining, Catering Partner to Campus

University of Jamestown has partnered with Sodexo, a world leader in on-site service solutions for schools, universities, healthcare facilities and corporate offices, to manage its retail dining, resident dining and catering programs for the next 15 years.

As enrollment at the private liberal arts university has continued to rise, administrators have looked for ways to ensure the campus evolves with the needs of the community, including striving to create one of the top dining programs in the region. The change in dining service providers came in response to the University’s desire to provide the high-quality fare, easy access to nutrition information, wide selection of healthful options and support in addressing special dietary needs that students desire.

Sodexo offers extensive health and wellness resources, including its award-winning Mindful program, which emphasizes healthy cooking techniques that maximize flavor while minimizing calories, fat and sodium. In addition, students will soon be able to scan barcodes on menus with their smartphones to quickly gain access to nutrition information. Information on most menu items can also be located using the popular MyFitnessPal mobile application. The company also provides additional support for those with special dietary needs, with a registered dietician available to answer questions or offer guidance.

“It is important to us that our students enjoy an excellent on-campus experience,” said University of Jamestown President Robert Badal. “Campus dining is an important part of that experience. We feel Sodexo will provide the quality campus dining program that our students deserve, and we welcome them to campus.”

One very important aspect of the dining program at University of Jamestown is catering. The University welcomes students, faculty, staff, as well as, off-campus businesses, organizations, members of our community and surrounding communities, to many catered events throughout the year. The University of Jamestown also hosts numerous camps and conferences on campus when classes are not in session.

One of the primary reasons for choosing Sodexo was the company’s experience in this area and its ability to elevate the University’s catering program by infusing it with culinary talent and expertise. With this new partnership, the University intends to devote far more resources to creating and maintaining an exceptional catering program.

The University of Jamestown’s catering program will be supported by a new executive chef and lead catering manager. Through Sodexo’s industry-leading Flavours Catering Program, their new expanded menus, featuring the most on-trend dishes and seasonal specials, will make it easy for clients to find the perfect items for any event. Sodexo also offers online ordering capabilities to simplify the process of placing and tracking catering orders.

To highlight the new and improved catering program, Sodexo will host an open house at the beginning of each fall and spring semester, inviting campus constituents and members of the local community to come sample the latest menu offerings and learn more about the packages and services available.
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Posted:March 11, 2016

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