Queen's University

Eating at Queen's

 
2009-12-01

The campus community is being asked to provide input on food services at Queen’s.

Two of the three campus food and beverage service contracts are set to expire next June, and a request for proposals from potential suppliers has been released. While that process gets underway, Hospitality Services is conducting a review of all aspects of the university’s food services.

“The successful bidder will have to demonstrate that they understand our campus today – and what it might look like in the future,” says Bruce Griffiths, Director of Housing and Hospitality Service. “We’re looking for a unique-to-Queen’s approach.”

Mr. Griffiths will be touring the campus’s retail food outlets over the lunch hour on Wednesday, December 2 and Thursday, December 3 to seek advice and community input. He will be also at Ban Righ Hall on Friday, December 4. Faculty and staff are reminded that Friday lunches are $5 for Queen’s employees.

“Food service contracts are about much more than food,” says Mr. Griffiths. “Students, staff and faculty want more local, fair trade and organic products, menus that offer global food ideas, and events that showcase diversity and evolving trends.”

Queen’s food and beverage services include three dining halls, catering, vending machines and eight retail food outlets that range from the Tim Horton’s in the Bio-Sciences Complex to the Lazy Scholar in the basement of Victoria Hall, which serves everything from green tea soy lattes to angus burgers and sushi.
 

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