Food Service Advisory Board
April 23, 2003
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Members present: Jackie Berning, Jeff Davis, Sean Flaherty, Teresa Kinney, Tim Miller, Cris Neubacher, Ron Wisner.
Members absent: Cyndi Deville, Kathy Griffith, George McDermith.
Jeff Davis opened the meeting at 1:40 p.m. An agenda, February 19, 2003 meeting minutes and FSAB By-Laws revised were distributed.
Previous meeting minutes. The board members reviewed the previous minutes. Sean Flaherty motioned to approve the previous minutes with no revisions and Jackie Berning seconded to motion.
FSAB By-Laws Changes. Jeff asked that the members review the revised FSAB By-Laws. After the members reviewed the FSAB By-Laws, Jeff noted the addition of a PESA member and an ex-officio member Director of Residence Life. Jeff noted that these changes are due to the campus growth. Teresa Kinney motioned to approve and Ron Wisner seconded the motion.
Food Service Contract Status. Jeff noted that the Food Service contract has completed final signatures. He noted that any contract with over a one million dollar payout requires signatures from Vice-Chancellor of Administration and Finance, Chancellor, and President of the University. Jeff noted that he intends to email the campus with changes to the contract: the exclusivity clause, stating the non-exclusive space on campus, and that all state agencies must pay Sodexho within 45 days or be susceptible to interest charges on the amount. He asked if the email should be sent at the beginning of the Summer session or the Fall session. Jackie noted that end of semester arrangements have already been scheduled and the board members agreed to send the email at the beginning of the Fall session.
Status of Housing Village - Food Service Advisory Board. Sean has requested schedules from the interested students, but has been unable to obtain all schedules to appoint members or arrange a meeting.
Survey results by Christy Jordan. Tim Miller noted that Christy Jordan is still working on the survey. He noted that he gave her a meal card to allow easier access for her to complete the survey at the Lodge. Sean and Ron noted that they will check with Christy to determine the results of the survey.
Tim noted that the National Food Safety Board recently reviewed Sodexho on campus. Tim stated that Sodexho scored a 99.5% food preparation/cleanliness and 76% on documentation, due to a missing entry.
Tim noted that the coffee makers across campus will be replaced with Seattle's Best coffee maker. He noted that the sales in the Coffee Cart have increased since the introduction of Seattle's Best coffee. Jeff asked if there will be any changes to coffee product or price since Starbuck's recently purchased the Seattle Coffee Company. Tim noted that there has been no talk of any changes.
Ron noted that the overall feedback from students concerning Sodexho is good. He noted a retention strategy for students or incentive for students and faculty to spend time together outside of the classroom. He noted promotions used at other campus include, free coffee or tea to faculty during specified time of the day (usually in between meal periods and/or after class periods); special pricing/reduced pricing during these periods; and lower pricing for staff/faculty that students. Tim noted that he will prepare a list of colleges that subsidize coffee and tea to staff and faculty. He noted that he is aware some campuses have staff and faculty card programs for meals and/or coffee and tea during certain times of the day.
Meeting adjourned at 2:25p.m. The next FSAB meeting is to be announced.
Respectfully submitted by Samantha Villarreal.