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Campus dining grows

Campus dining grows

Kelsey Neubauer, Staff Writer

September 1, 2015

UVM Dining is getting a new branding, one by and for the UVM community. The University responded to an outpour of student and staff opinion this year in selecting a dining partner and new dining program, said Dennis DePaul, the assistant dean for business operations. There were three bids, and two went ...

‘Sodexo bill’ focuses on worker rights

Caroline Alkire

April 14, 2015

To the disappointment of several progressive Vermont lawmakers, the Sodexo Bill was once again rejected in the Vermont senate. Sen. Phil Baruth is the lead sponsor of the bill. He said that this proposed bill was created in response to unfair conditions Sodexo workers have been experiencing via pena...

Sodexo pays bill for utensil theft

April 7, 2015

Plates, cups, cookware, utensils and other items are broken and stolen on a daily basis in UVM’s dining halls, Sodexo employees said.“It creates a dark cloud over the whole dining experience,” Sodexo supervisor Michael Stabach said, explaining the theft he observes daily at the Marché. UVM is r...

Let’s keep this professional

March 31, 2015

For almost 60 years, UVM has contracted the same food vendor to coordinate all of its dining needs — Sodexo.As announced a short while ago in an email from Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, they’ll be around for at least a little longer. The relationship between UVM and Sodexo has been...

Sodexo negotiating contract

March 24, 2015

Last week, Sodexo was granted the right to negotiate a dining contract with UVM, according to a March 11 email.  Dennis DePaul, the assistant dean for business operations will be the negotiator for UVM, according to the email.Since December of 2013, Sodexo has been working on an extensive process that pro...

Simpson dishwasher still broken

Simpson dishwasher still broken

John Riedel, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015

In November, Simpson Dining Hall’s dishwasher broke down due to a faulty heating component. It still hasn’t been fixed. Melissa Zelazny, general manager for Sodexo Dining Services at UVM, oversees the functioning of the dining halls across the University and manages all food service related opera...

Eating off of paper plates at Redstone

Eating off of paper plates at Redstone

John Riedel, Staff Writer

January 13, 2015

Redstone Campus’ Simpson Dining Hall lost “critical” points on its most recent health inspection last November due to a broken dishwasher. Simpson Dining Hall received an overall score of 92 out of 100 points on its last health inspection, according to healthvermont.gov. However, the dining hall failed...

Students talk campus food

Students talk campus food

Jackie Flynn

December 9, 2014

Sodexo’s contract with UVM is set to expire June 2015. The University held an open forum Nov. 17 and is currently in a “competitive bid process,” according to UVM’s Division of Student Affairs website. “Well I think this is awesome,” senior Adrian Rousson said. “I’d rather eat road-kill...

A food fight for UVM’s dining contract

A food fight for UVM’s dining contract

December 9, 2014

This summer, the current on-campus dining service contract will come to an end.Both the current provider, Sodexo and Aramark will be competing for the 2015-2020 UVM dining services contract.The two companies held open forums with a question and answer period to discuss their proposal with members of ...

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