Food Service Advisory Board
December 6, 2001
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Members present: Jackie Berning, Jeff Davis, Sean Flaherty, Teresa Kinney, Tim Miller, Samantha Villarreal.
Members absent: Cyndi Deville, Gina Giannone, Kathy Griffith, Connie Ott, Janice Tharp, Ron Wisner, Robert Wonnett.
Guests: John Castro.
Jeff Davis opened the meeting at 1:40 p.m. and welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Jeff thanked John Castro for joining the meeting.
Tim Miller and John presented the comments and data received from the Lodge and Overlook customer satisfaction surveys for Fall 2001. Tim noted the areas of satisfaction/dissatisfaction and noted changes that were made with the feedback from these surveys. Please see enclosures.
Jeff and Tim noted that the Lodge and Overlook will be closed during break. They stated that the Java Hut is offering prepared sandwiches, wraps and salads. The Java Hut opened 'Expressions' – made to order sandwiches. Sandwiches or sandwich combos with drink and chips are available for purchase. The sandwiches are on Kaiser or Focaccia bread with a selection of meats or vegetarian selection. Tim noted that the Coffee Cart is to begin to carry sandwich and salad selections also and stated that suggestions and comments are welcome in order to enhance these areas.
Jeff distributed the previous Food Service RFP. He noted areas that would need alterations, such as, semester/break dates, contact name changes, operating hours, minimum menu suggestions (have food service provider supply examples), Family Development Center and C-Store deletion, meal plan numbers between 150 and below – 475, etc. He asked that the committee review the RFP and be prepared to discuss changes to the document at the next meeting.
Jeff discussed the ID card RFP and noted that there will be a food service module purchased. It is planned that the vending machines will also comply with the ID Card. It was noted that the ID Card would function as: Student Identification Card, food service, door access, vending. In addition to the previously mentioned capabilities, the ID Card could have modules added for ATM, computer lab printing, bookstore purchasing, copying. Jeff noted that the ID Card is expected to be fully functional by July 2002. It was stated that the ID Card will assist with pinpointing the campus needs. A discussion of the possibilities for ID Card usage ensued.
Time noted that signs and flyers have been distributed for the spending of flex points. He stated that the flex points drop at the end of the semester.
Sean asked if the review and selection of the Food Service Provider's proposals will be an open forum. Jeff noted that the review and selection process has previously been handled by the committee. He noted that the RFP needs to be to PSC by February 7, 2002. Sean asked if a food served provider has ever left before the end of the contract. Jeff noted that the campus has never had this occur. Jeff noted that both Aramark and Chartwell's (a division of Compass) have both visited the campus and are expected to submit a proposal in addition to our current food service provider, Sodexho.
Jeff stated that the Spring 2002 FSAB meeting times will be determined at the beginning of January. The student committee member's schedules will be reviewed before determining a meeting day and time, in order for all members to attend the meetings.
Meeting ended at 2:58 p.m. The next FSAB meeting is to be announced.
Respectfully submitted by Samantha Villarreal.