Food Service Advisory Board
April 9, 2004
11:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Members present: Jeff Davis, Lewis Hoffman, Pamela Mercer, Greg Soukup
Members absent: Jackie Berning, Sean Flaherty, Kathy Griffith, Garry Greenspan, Meghan Whedon, Robert Wonnett
Guest: Larissa Bonnet
Jeff Davis opened the meeting at 11:05 a.m. An agenda and February 11, 2004 meeting minutes were distributed.
Meeting minutes approval. The board members reviewed the previous meeting minutes. Pamela Mercer motioned to approve the previous minutes with no revisions. The vote was to approve.
Pizza Hut Contract. Greg Soukup noted sales comparisons; results from combos started in August 2003; noted estimations on breaking out cheese and meat pizzas; noted that P-Zones are not affecting the pizza sales; noted that additional items can be brought in from the Pizza Hut program such as wings; noted that Pizza Hut asks Sodexho to prepare product to their specifications. Lewis Hoffman asked if a different brand would save the students money. Greg noted that other brands would not save the students money, but the University Center might receive more money back through a different contract. Jeff noted that he was previously concerned about the P-Zones taking sales from the pizzas, but pleased to see the increase sales in both products. He noted that the Overlook was designed for quick exchange of products and contracts. Jeff motioned for the approval of the 2-3 year extension of the Pizza Hut contract.
Freshëns. Jeff noted that the cabinets and countertops are being made in town; should be operating by first week of June; a mini-Grand Opening is planned for first week of Summer session and Grand Opening is planned for Fall session with Freshëns coupons. The Overlook will not lose any of the Taste of the Springs options, they will move to the end of the Grille area. Sodexho is developing better signage and marketing for the Overlook areas.
RHA Food Service Advisory Board. Jeff noted that he has not received anything from Sean Flaherty concerning food service issues in housing. Jeff noted that new Meal Plan options are being discussed for the Alpine Village residents.
EBI/ACUI Survey. Educational Benchmarking (EBI) is a national survey and ACU-I is the Association of College Unions International. Jeff noted that we are still waiting on computing to get addresses. There will be 2500 randomly generated names and email addresses that the survey will be sent to. The survey consists of 59 questions, mostly multiple choice with areas for comment. Greg noted that he is working with an MBA class to place a kiosk in Dwire for evening classes, similar to the Columbine Coffee Cart, this would be a test operation. Once he receives a revised business plan from the class, he will bring the proposal to the board members.
Meeting adjourned at 11:55p.m. The next FSAB meeting is to be announced.
Respectfully submitted by Samantha Villarreal.