Food Service Advisory Board
December 4, 2002
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Members present: Jeff Davis, Cyndi Deville, Sean Flaherty, Kathy Griffith, Teresa Kinney, Tim Miller, Janice Tharp, Samantha Villarreal, Ron Wisner.
Members absent: Jackie Berning, Cris Neubacher, Robert Wonnett.
Jeff Davis opened the meeting at 3:10 p.m. and welcomed everyone to the meeting. The members introduced themselves.
Jeff reviewed that the Food Service contract was awarded to Sodexho last Spring semester. He noted a variety of changes with the beginning of Fall semester 2002: The Lodge and Overlook have a Fire and Ice program and impinger ovens have been installed for hot/toasted subs; hand tossed salads are available; the Overlook upgraded the Mexican food section to include an ultimate burrito; the grill items have changed how they are ordered with 'made to order'; the Pub is under complete management of Sodexho; Java Hut changed to Jazzman's and now features Seattle's Best coffee and offers pre-made salads/sandwiches throughout the semester.
Kathy Griffith asked whether the breakfast sandwiches were to be added to Jazzman's, as was discussed last Spring semester. Tim Miller noted that Jazzman's has approved the breakfast sandwiches and that he needs to implement them. Tim noted that Jazzman's is considering this campus as a training site for their program. He noted that there will soon be prints to add to the d�cor of Jazzman's. Tim noted that there is a possibility that the Columbine Coffee Cart will use Seattle's Best in Spring semester 2003. Ron Wisner observed that the concept and format of Jazzman's has facilitated in encouraging students to stay and chat in the Pavilion area. He stated that the student utilization has jumped this semester. Jeff noted that this is reflective in the Jazzman's sales this Fall.
Kathy noted that the changes to the Sub Connection are positive and suggested that the Baja Chicken become a permanent feature. Tim noted that the Baja Chicken and the BLT have both received positive response and suggestions for permanency. He will follow up on these suggestions.
Cyndi Deville and Teresa Kinney both noted that the Lodge has had change in staff and is receiving and overall negative report from students. Teresa noted that students have reported to her a candy wrapper baked into a cake, a burger still flaming from the grill being placed on the bun/plate and served to the student, and more bone-in chicken dishes being served which are not as appetizing. Teresa noted that the theme nights do not seem to be advertised enough. It was noted that the soups are very good and appear to be homemade. Tim stated that the soup is homemade at the Lodge, but not at the Overlook due to the fact that the Lodge has more daily items to work with in creating a soup stock. Jan Tharp noted that the Overlook soup prices are cost prohibitive.
Jeff asked if a Housing Food Service Committee could be formed to address Lodge issues specifically. This committee could include student representatives from each building and RAs. Sean Flaherty will propose this to the RHA and hopefully this could be in place Spring semester 2003. Sean and Cyndi note that the Lodge has lost its personable touch with the students. Tim noted the changes in staff that have occurred and asked that students please come to him with any issues or concerns. He stated that he is always receptive to students.
Jeff noted that Jeremy Haefner proposed that a Coffee/Espresso Cart be placed in the Engineering building. The Food Service Advisory Board discussed the proposal and agreed that there is not enough traffic through the building to generate the needed sales to support a Coffee/Espresso Cart. Jeff noted that a National Statistics for Food Service and Travel Times reports that the average minutes a person will walk to food/beverage service is down from 5 minutes to 3.5 minutes.
Jeff noted that the Food Service Program on the ID Cards is going well. Tim stated the bonus amounts when purchasing the Food Service Program (formally Munch Money) are as follows: $50.00-$99.99 = 5% bonus; $100.00-$199.99 = 10%bonus; $200.00 + = 15% bonus. Also, there is no tax charged to the purchases using the ID Cards. Tim noted that Department cards are being issued for groups (such as Precollegiate). Any amount can quickly be placed in the Food Service Program on the ID Card by calling Sodexho at 255-3965 and giving your name. They accept cash, check or credit card as payment.
Tim distributed the Survey Results for Fall 2002. He noted several changes from the last survey.
Meeting ended at 4:12 p.m. The next FSAB meeting is to be announced.
Respectfully submitted by Samantha Villarreal.