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In the Perth Hall cafeteria on Thursday night, the air was thick with the smell of cooking oil as the four contestants of the third annual CHOPT Western competition raced to create dishes that would win the heart of the judges.
If the thought of Valentine's Day has you salivating for a box of chocolates, consider satisfying your cravings without the guilt by buying fair trade chocolate on campus.
Lawna Wilson has been at Western for 42 years. A social person by nature, Lawna's job as a cashier at Centre Spot allows her to have daily conversations with students. As a familiar face on campus, Lawna is a mother figure for some students who are away from home.
All residence dining operations, campus outlets and vending services now offer products required to meet Western's Fair Trade Campus designation.
"Hello beautiful, how're you doing today?" is just one of the warm greetings you'll get when you see her at the Subway in the University Community Centre.
Subway sweetheart Imelda Tvrtkovic is known for her warm smile and the uplifting words that she says to you as she takes your order.
Frank Miller, Director - Hospitality Services, was selected as "Fellow of the Institute for 2015" by the Ontario Hostelry Institute. Frank was recognized for his countless contributions to the culinary, hospitality and tourism industry, along with his personal and professional industry achievements.
He was honoured at a gala dinner in Toronto, in late April. Congratulations Frank!
Tims Express coming to UCC
A self-serve kiosk featuring coffee, tea and hot chocolate, along with your standard Timmies' baked goods, opening in late-June - right beside Subway.
Tim Hortons closes for Renovations! Last day: Friday, June 26th.
Looking forward to an exciting new look, expanded prep area, introduction of a 3rd cash register, and adding the panini sandwich and iced coffee programs. Let's hear it for shorter lines in September!
Centre Spot to introduce Soup & Salad bar!
This build-your-own station will feature an impressive selection of signature salads, fresh greens and more than 30 toppings and dressing so you can mix and match your perfect combination. The station will also feature 6 varieties of soup daily. Healthy eating just got that much easier!
Debit Cards Now accepted at Centre Spot (registers #1,2&3), Williams, Booster Juice, Starbucks & Subway - all in the UCC. Also accepted at Althouse, Support Services, WSRC, Lucy's, Law, Medical & Quotes Cafe (Weldon Library).
Frank is away on a journey to Vietnam, on behalf of Western and WUSC (World University Service of Canada) to help assess the methods of teaching of hospitality services in Rach Gia, in the southwest corner of Vietnam, at a college with 3,000 students.
Western News (March 12, 2015)
Frank Miller (above), Hospitality Services director, and Douglas Keddy, Research Western communications manager, have been named to Western's inaugural class of the initiative, which engages university staff in international opportunities, offered through Western's Staff Working Group on International Engagement. Read full story at Western News (July 09, 2014)
Another one of our Hospitality Services Chefs, Ryan Stephens (Unit Chef @ Saugeen-Maitland), had an amazing professional development opportunity earlier in October.
Janet Smith, first, accepted her challenge... and in turn nominated Frank Miller, Kevin McCabe, Ruth Harland and Susen Boyd.
At the end of July, Andrew DuHasky, Rez Dining Unit Chef from Ontario Hall, was invited by the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers, to attend/participate in the annual Produce Marketing Associations' Annual Foodservice Conference in Monterey, CA.
On June 27th, CCUFSA (Canadian College & University Food Services Association) hosted their annual Chefs' Competition, a key highlight of the CCUFSA national conference.
This year's competition was hosted at the Sheraton on the Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Hospitality Services was thrilled to have a team participate.
Kudos to Carrie, Stacey, Andrew and Kristian - on their participation and bringing home bronze.