Brock University Dining Services is set to start a new food service partnership with Aramark Canada Ltd. on May 1.
The newly defined partnership prioritizes food quality, innovation and sustainably, and features a residence meal plan transition to all-access dining in the DeCew Residence and Lowenberger Residence dining halls.
“Brock University is committed to offering an outstanding student experience, and we know that a big part of that experience is the food options available to them on our campuses,” said Brock University President Gervan Fearon. “Selecting the next food service provider was not a decision the University came to lightly. It followed extensive consultation from stakeholders across campus including students, faculty, staff and student leadership groups.”
The result of the consultation set the foundation for selecting Aramark Canada Ltd. as the food provider.
“We are honoured to be chosen to provide dining service to the Brock University community,” said Andy Siklos, President of Aramark Canada Ltd. “We look forward to introducing our world-class brands and innovative culinary concepts to enrich the campus experience for Brock students and faculty.”
With the official launch of the new dining program targeted for September 2020, there is plenty of work to be done to transition Aramark Canada Ltd. onto campus.
“The residence dining halls are our top priority as we prepare for the launch of All- Access in September,” said Malcolm Dales, Director, Dining Services. “In addition to dining halls, two new retail locations will come online over the summer.”
Construction has already started on the first fully-licensed Starbucks on campus, located in Guernsey Market. Beginning in April, the Hungry Badger located in the Walker Sports Complex will also undergo renovations to facilitate a new free-standing Tim Horton’s, which will offer the company’s full food and beverage menu.
“Brock University would like to thank Sodexo Canada for their partnership over the past 47 years,” said Scott Johnstone, Senior Associate Vice-President of Operations and Infrastructure Services at Brock. “Specifically, we would like to acknowledge and thank the dedicated food services staff who are and will continue to be a valuable part of the Brock community.”
More information about the new dining services program will become available over the coming months including an updated website and new marketing initiatives.