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June 20, 2019

Summary of article

Last summer, Shively Court underwent a $1.8M re-fresh that included adding a tortilla maker to offer Mexican street food as an option, greatly expanded the salad bar and increased the number of plant-based menu items. In addition, the Latitude 39 casual dining outlet changed its menu to offer more local food items and this past April hosted a five-course wine-and-dine dinner event that featured local food items paired with wine from a local winery. Read more

Renovation Revolution

May 1, 2019

Renovations remain all the rage in today’s foodservice industry and for good reason: Renovations ring the cash register.

Regardless of whether it’s a chain restaurant or a noncommercial operation, renovating the facility allows customers to see the foodservice venue in a new and often improved light.

Take, for example, Jefferson Marketplace on the campus of Ohio University. In its first full year of operation, revenues increased by 252 percent compared to the previous facility. In fact, by almost any metric one would consider, the project was a success. The check average was up more than $3 per person and the number of transactions increased to 214,791 from 34,813 in the prior facility’s last full year of operation. Despite all of this growth, food costs declined 1 percent, and labor costs declined 1.3 percent. As a result of this financial success, the project will pay for itself in 34 months. Read more

Extra capacity equals extra income for college

April 17, 2019

 

Onsite dining departments that operate central production kitchens often don’t make full use of the facility’s capacity, which means there’s extra revenue generation potential sitting there. At Ohio University (OU), they decided to do something about that, so a few years ago the school’s dining department approached local produce vendor Produce One with an offer to process products for it in the OU central kitchen. After all, the kitchen already had produce chopping and dicing as well as packaging equipment that often sat idle, so why not make use of it. Read more

Latitude 39 event to highlight local food through wine and dine event

April 3, 2019

Looking for a fun night out or the chance to taste some of the best food and wine in Athens? Latitude 39 is offering the chance for just that at its back to back Wine and Dine pairing events, set for Saturday April 13 at the restaurant, which is located on the first floor of Baker University Center. The event offers a delicious taste of locally produced ingredients and wines. Read more

Final culinary demo opportunity to showcase Southwest flare

March 27, 2019

While the end of the semester is drawing closer, Ohio University’s Culinary Services is still offering the opportunity for members of the OHIO community to improve their palate through the final demonstration event of the academic year on April 24. In the coming month, Chef Chito Trinidad will be hosting an event aimed at not only showcasing some fresh recipes, but also giving participants a better understanding of the processes behind them. Read more

Parents & Families: Culinary Services offers Moms Weekend dining special

March 14, 2019

This Moms Weekend, enjoy a meal at any residential Dining Court for just $8 plus tax! No matter where students are located on campus, a residential Dining Court with a variety of offerings will be located just around the corner for a fresh, convenient meal. Read more

Lil Chefs events offer a taste of the kitchen for parents and kids alike

February 27, 2019

While many Ohio University chefs have hosted demos throughout the school year geared toward providing students with a better palette and an improved knowledge of food, Production Chef (now General Manager of Retail) Chef Monchito Trinidad has a different audience in mind. Heading up four Lil Chef Demonstrations throughout the OHIO spring calendar, including events on April 2 and April 20, Trinidad aims to impart a familiarity with the kitchen to some of the younger members of the Athens community, as well as provide parents with an activity to learn alongside their kids. Read more

Get to know the OHIO student farmers

February 27, 2019

At the edge of Ohio University’s Athens Campus, just past the OHIO Innovation Center, a long gravel driveway leading toward the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway ends at the edge of the OHIO student farm. The sustainable agriculture garden is surrounded by a tall fence of bamboo, and one must follow the path through an enchanting round doorway to enter a space of experiential learning and growth. Read more

Chef Keller to offer some southern flair in Fat Tuesday Culinary Studio demo

February 20, 2019

The last time Executive Chef Erik Keller led a demonstration, the crowd got a chance to learn how to properly grill vegetables over the grill. This time around, on March 5, Keller hopes to bring a bit of southern spice to his event when stepping behind the counter, teaching some members of the Ohio University community how to create a few traditional, and appetizing, New Orleans classics like crawfish etouffee and gumbo. Read more

New West 82 station puts a tasty, and healthy, spin on a college staple

Feb 11, 2019

While not impossible, it is a bit tricky to get through college life without encountering the stereotypical college noodle known as ramen. However, the opening of Let’s Get Ramen, Ohio University’s new West 82 station, aims to provide a filling, healthy and varied version of this dish. Read more

Culinary wine tasting event to help participants learn to wine and dine with style

January 31, 2019

For those looking to improve their pallet, or perhaps learn a few novel recipes, Culinary Services might just have a delectable solution for its first demonstration kitchen event of the semester. The wine tasting, set to take place in Jefferson Marketplace’s Culinary Studio at 6 p.m. on February 7th, is the brainchild of Chef Kevin Hurst and Director of Culinary Services Rich Neumann, who hope to share their love of good food and wine with other members of the OHIO community. Read more

Culinary Studio spring event preview

January 29, 2019

The Culinary Studio at Jefferson Marketplace is dishing up a great schedule of events for this spring semester. Read more

Parents & Families: Culinary Services offers spring employment and Sibs Weekend dining

January 11, 2019

Student employment with Culinary Services is more than just a job. They offer training and leadership opportunities that employers desire in potential candidates. As one of the largest self-operated college dining services in the nation, their variety of Dining Courts, Campus Cafes, Campus Markets and our Central Food Facility (CFF) provide over 2,000 student employment opportunities each year. Their venues are located all over Ohio University’s campus, ensuring that your student’s employment will be just a short walk from their Residence Hall, apartment or house. Read more

Chef Kevin showcases twists on traditional holiday fare at next Chef’s Table

November 14, 2018

The holiday season calls for some delicious new hors d'oeuvres to serve at family functions and holiday parties. On Dec. 7, Culinary Services invites students, faculty and community members to spend the evening with Ohio University Chef Kevin Hurst as part of the latest Chef’s Table dining experience. The event, which will take place at 6 p.m. in the Jefferson Marketplace Culinary Studio, will feature plenty of twists on traditional holiday fare. Read more

Culinary Services Showcases Local Vendors and Products

October 26, 2018

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Ohio University’s Baker University Center (BUC) welcomed six local food vendors for the first ever BUC Local Food Showcase. The event took place between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first floor of BUC at West 82 and Latitude 39, two of Culinary Services’ campus venues. Read more

Southern Italy is coming to campus in the latest Chef’s Table

October 16, 2018

As cold weather comes to campus, take some time to warm up with an evening of hearty Southern Italian cuisine. On Nov. 2, Culinary Services invites students, faculty and community members to take part in a Chef’s Table dining experience with Ohio University Chef Chito Trinidad, as he prepares Italian dishes with a twist. The event will take place at 6 p.m. in the Jefferson Marketplace Culinary Studio. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased here. Read more

Chef's Table brings tastes of Oktoberfest to Athens

September 27, 2018

Culinary Services is bringing a German twist to their next Chef’s Table event. On Oct. 12 at 6 p.m., Chef Tim Bruce will be demonstrating how to prepare some Oktoberfest-inspired dishes in the Jefferson Marketplace Culinary Studio. Tickets for the events are $25 each and can be purchased here. More information can be found on the Culinary Services website. Read more

Culinary Services and Dean of Students Office pilot Bobcats Helping Bobcats Meal Bank Pilot

September 25, 2018

During the week of Reading Day, the Dean of Students Office and Culinary Services are partnering to pilot the Bobcats Helping Bobcats Meal Bank program. Athens students who are on a Traditional, Flex, or Block Meal Plan can donate up to three meals during the week of Sept. 30 through Oct. 6. Meals can be donated at any of the three dining courts and will be available to students experiencing hunger on our campus. Read more

Dining halls at OU adopt reusable to-go box program

August 26, 2018

Ohio University Culinary Services is rolling out a new program that should appeal to students who aim to live a zero-waste lifestyle. Beginning this fall, students can purchase a reusable to-go container, modeled after the recyclable boxes the dining halls previously offered and will continue to offer for to-go meals, according to an OU Compass article. Read more

 

NPPAOU's photography displayed in the Baker University Center Front Room Coffeehouse

New culinary studio at Ohio University showcases the broader intersection of food, media and experimental learning

Culinary Photography picture

May 2, 2017

OHIO Zero Waste Initiative supports Culinary Services' coffee refill program

OHIO zero waste mugs

The mission of the OHIO Zero Waste Initiative at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is to reduce the waste footprint at Ohio University thanks to support from the Sugar Bush Foundation, a supporting organization of the Ohio University Foundation. On campus, our team of staff and students at the Voinovich School partners with Campus Recycling, the Office of Sustainability and other university groups to raise waste awareness across the campus community. MORE

New Jefferson Marketplace opened Jan. 25

Jefferson Market

March 1, 2017

Compass

For nearly 60 years, Bobcats have been sharing meals at Ohio University?s Jefferson Hall. This week, the OHIO community will be welcomed into a new culinary experience within this historic East Green building ? an experience that will usher in an entirely new way of serving the University. MORE

University sited as one of the '10 Healthy University Dining Halls on American Campuses.'

West Green food court

The website Health Fitness Revolution noted The District on West Green for our `diverse options prove that eating healthy can be delicious. MORE

Ohio University Offering More Healthy Food Options to Students

April 4, 2016

WOUB

Twenty-eight years ago, Dennis Washington was a student leader at Boyd Dining Hall on the campus of Ohio University. Washington pioneered the student leader program. He returned to campus as an employee not long after graduation, and has found a home in Boyd for the last 19 years...MORE

New Jeff Marketplace scheduled to open in January 2017

New jefferson marketplace

March 24, 2016

The Post

The students in this year's graduating class are the last to remember Jefferson Dining Hall, and students in next year's freshman class will be the first to experience the new Jefferson Marketplace.

The new market, which will be located on the corner of East Union and Stewart Street, will open in January 2017 and construction will begin this May, OU Spokesman Dan Pittman said...MORE

Ohio University Composting Video

Above is a video of the Ohio University's Office of Sustainability Composting Video. It illustrates Ohio University's status as a national leader in Zero Waste efforts.

The District on West Green featured in Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

westgreen kitchen supplies

With an emphasis on healthful menu items, this renovated, all-you-care-to-eat dining hall features microrestaurants offering display cooking and self-service.

Feb. 1, 2016

Food Service, Equipment and Supplies

In an effort to elevate the on-campus dining experience for students, faculty, staff and visitors, Ohio University Culinary Services spent the past eight years expanding its service offerings and renovating its venues. The latest project, Boyd Dining Hall on the West Green, did more than simply renovate a long-standing facility. Ohio University (Ohio) and its project team created a cutting-edge dining facility unlike anything else on campus...MORE

Five snacks to get you through finals week

Finals week

Dec 1, 2015

The Post

Finals week is already upon us, which means stress eating is too. While you?re up late studying, you?ll probably get those midnight munchies. Here are few snack options for you that will help you get through the stressful week of finals...MORE

OHIO Culinary Services prepares high-quality food for the masses

Culinary Staff

Jan 14, 2015

Compass

Though Mary Jones is the associate director of Ohio University Culinary Services and responsible for the activities that take place within the Central Food Facility, she credits the success of the large operation to its managers and employees, who make a difference within the University community every day...MORE