Food Service Advisory Board
March 11, 2005
9:30a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Members present: Jeff Davis, Katie Collins, Daniel Koble, Pamela Mercer, Greg Soukup, Kathy Griffith, Austin Simonson, Lindsey Barnes
Members absent: Sean Flaherty, Jonathan George, Robert Wonnett
Guest: Larissa Bonnet, Shawn Finnegan
Jeff Davis opened the meeting at 9:37 a.m. February 25, 2005 meeting minutes were distributed.
Approval of minutes from February 25, 2005. A motion to approve minutes by Austin Simonson. Seconded by Pam Mercer.
LCD Project. Jeff noted that the Dell computers arrived for the Digital Signage System. One computer had a bad video card and the other had a problem with the mother board. Waiting on parts to repair both systems, they were expected to arrive yesterday.
Tables for Lodge. Round tables for the Upper Lodge were delivered yesterday and are ready for use. Old tables were cracked around the edges and are being fixed with an aluminum ring around the edge. These tables will be stored beneath the Science Building in the University Center fenced area for use with campus events. The third floor tables from Palmer Snyder, which have warped and bubbled areas, will be looked into.
Committee Comments. Jeff opened the meeting up to the committee for comments and suggestions for food service.
Lindsey Barnes noted that she is glad to hear that Sodexho is addressing different dietary issues, but that students are still asking for healthy options. She noted that students are requesting a juice bar / organic cafè options.
Katie Collins inquired if there were student complaints about quality and hours of operation. Greg Soukup noted that the hours have been addressed by reiterating the hours and providing full service. Quality he noted is a big term, he noted daily testing of food, continuing with RA comments, refreshing menus, and the menu additions/adjustments for Lent and Passover.
Jeff noted that the ovens and grills in the Overlook were calibrated and some control knobs were replaced.
Greg noted that Sodexho has invested in a lead culinary person for the Overlook and is looking for a Sous Chef for the Lodge.
Lindsey asked why the Overlook uses plastic ware and the Lodge used regular dishes and silverware. Greg noted that the Overlook does not have the space for a dishmachine to handle the volume of dishes and silverware. Sean noted that he is working with vendors to get green packaging and that current packaging has at least 20% recycled. Jeff noted that if the dining areas were a stand alone that they would not have the buying power that Sodexho has.
Katie asked about the traffic patterns of students and if there are any plans to put food service options in Dwire Hall. Jeff noted that students discussed with Sodexho last year about food service in Dwire Hall but did not follow through with the project. He noted options could be to see if Canteen Vending can add a sandwich vending machine. Lindsey asked if there is enough space in Dwire Hall for an additional machine. Jeff noted that often construction does not take into account the space needed for vending and storage. Greg noted that he spent weeks surveying the space in Dwire Hall with the students, but this was not followed through.
Lindsey suggested printing minutes of meetings double sided, she noted that it is good to advertise efforts to recycle and use recycled materials.
Meeting adjourned at 10:10 a.m. The next FSAB meeting is April 8, 2005.
Respectfully submitted by Samantha Villarreal.