Students Have More Dining Options with Chartwells

Published on Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Warm chocolate chip cookies, sushi and pizza dough made from scratch are just a few new items on the menu for Becker College students. Becker has appointed Chartwells Dining Services to be its food service provider. 

“Food is one of the keys for a successful transition from home to college,” said Ken Cameron, Becker vice president of student affairs. “Students will have more choices in what and when they eat and how they spend their dining budget.”

Chartwells has made many changes to each of Becker’s four dining locations on its Worcester and Leicester campuses.  Resident dining options include an all new selection of healthy, fresh foods and expanded selections of homemade entrees and side dishes.  In addition to food changes there will be obvious enhancements to the environment.  The Worcester snack bar, the Hawks Haven, has expanded in size and is adding additional dining options: Au Bon Pain soups, Coke fountain beverages and more pizza, grill and deli options.  Additional culinary staff in the Hawks’ Nest and Hawks’ Haven snack bars will provide a wider variety of options through the new Outtakes Food to Go program.

Students will also have the ability to use a portion of their Meal Plan dollars at the snack bars, and there will be increased late night hours of operation in the Fuller Dining Hall on the Worcester campus during the academic calendar. The new hot spot is open to both commuter and residential students and will offer an ala carte late night appetizer menu.

Throughout the school year there will be a number of “Events of Infusion.”  These events include a student Battle of the Chefs culinary competition and Vendor Showcase samplings.

Students can use a new interactive—and award-winning—dining services website, www.dineoncampus.com/becker, to create personal nutrition journals, sign up for a meal plan or simply find out what’s cooking. 

“We are excited about our partnership with Becker College.  Our overall goal is student success and a best-in-class dining experience will be our passport,” says Henry Howard, Chartwells regional director of marketing.

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