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The best colleges in each state based on dining hall food

Congratulations to our Sodexo clients featured in USA Today!

“College and food are two pretty important things in life. For all of you high school seniors out there debating where to go to school, worry no more. Coursework, class size and location shouldn’t be your only criteria for picking the school that’s best for you. Food keeps you alive and the food you eat at college should keep you happy.  Read more…

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“Humans of Binghamton” series highlights dining staff

JimmyIn a nationally recognized promotion, Binghamton University Dining Services staff members are being showcased in a social media photo series campaign called “Humans of Binghamton.”

Among the dining staffers featured are Chef Kara Perez, Jimmy Alvarez of Jazzman’s, Catering Manager Joe Laskaris, Breyan Lafey from NY Deli station and Catherine Madden of Red Mango in the MarketPlace.

“Binghamton University had an intern years ago who was obsessed with ‘Humans of New York’ and mentioned it often,” said Ryan Yarosh ’02, MA ’09, Director of Media & Public Relations for Binghamton University. “The University started posting Facebook photo albums with a similar style. Due to its popularity, it became a regular segment featuring people from a number of departments and schools on campus.”

According to the team, the campaign is important because viewers get to know the people they see on a regular basis, and in a different way.

“’Humans of Binghamton’ tells a brief yet compelling story that people actually read and appreciate,” said Marketing Coordinator Casey Slocum. “Binghamton University is a huge campus and growing. This is a great way to introduce our staff to the community at large.”

New networking concept has taste buds watering

A new business networking concept has taste buds watering.

Launched last summer, an organization called Savor the Taste of Business provides an opportunity to make professional connections, enjoy a tasting of gourmet cuisine, and engage in lighthearted fun – all in a home or office setting.

Established by Jennifer Toone Corrigan, owner of marketing firm In Toone Communication, and her husband Dan Corrigan, a well-respected home chef, Savor the Taste of Business helps area professionals meet like-minded business people eager to grow client and customer bases – and make valuable, enterprising conneDSCN1529ctions that last.  Read more…

Clark University Dining Services receives EPA’s National Food Recovery Award for Source Reduction

clarkSustainable Clark and Clark University Dining Services by Sodexo today announced they received the EPA’s National WasteWise Food Recovery Award (Honorable Mention) for Source Reduction.

“Clark University’s Dining Services implements ‘from scratch’ meal preparation starting with un-processed foods that are prepared fresh every day and creatively reusing trimmings for stocks, soups and sauces, greatly reducing waste,” Jenny Isler, MBA, Director of Sustainability for Clark University.  Read more…

Book now for “Savor The Taste of Business” on August 26th!

SAVOR logoCraving new professional connections, gourmet cuisine, and lighthearted fun? BOOK NOW.

The first event in June was amazing – now let’s grow this wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded business people eager to expand client, customer bases, and make valuable, enterprising connections that last.

The evening culminates in an unforgettable gourmet tasting prepared by very well-respected home chef, Dan Corrigan. Delicious meat, seafood, and vegetarian options will be happily offered.

In Toone Communication, 130 Wyndham Avenue, Providence, RI.

Join us from 5:30pm-7:30pm Wednesday, August 26.

$15 per person via PayPal. Non-refundable. Reservations recommended as space is limited.

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Dan Corrigan’s Savory Pot Roast Sundae




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For information, driving directions, and monthly meeting dates, contact Jennifer Toone Corrigan at jtoone@intoone.com.

Hundreds of R.I. students rally against bills to block expansion of charter schools

By Linda Borg
Journal Staff Writer

PROVIDENCE — In perhaps the largest display of charter-school muscle, more than 300 students filled the State House rotunda Tuesday to add their voices to the contentious debate over the future of school choice in Rhode Island.  Read more…

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Sodexo lands U.S. House of Representatives contract

Sodexo has been awarded a four-year contract with the U.S. House of Representatives starting August 10, 2015 that includes management of food service operations for all House cafeterias, catering services and vending machines.

Sodexo replaces the previous operator, Restaurant Associates, which continues to provide food service to the U.S. Senate and the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.

Sodexo operates and manages food service for a number of government agencies in the Washington, D.C. area, including the Department of Transportation, Department of the Interior, U.S. Patent and Trade Office and the Department of Defense.

http://food-management.com/news-trends/sodexo-lands-us-house-representatives-contract

 

Starbucks barista at Liberty University wins championship competition for Virginia

For the first time in the United States, Starbucks is officially challenging their partners to make the best latte art, espresso drinks, and be even more knowledgeable about coffee.

Joshua Meekins, a talented Starbucks barista for Sodexo at Liberty University, won for Virginia during the primary stages of the Starbucks Barista Championship.

Challengers must be able to create a perfect flat white, create a beautiful custom hot espresso beverage, and talk about the core Starbucks coffees in a knowledgeable way and to guide a customer in picking out a perfect at-home coffee.

“Liberty’s Starbucks proved itself as a training ground for young talent by participating and Josh has made us incredibly proud for representing the location with great talent and skill,” said Sodexo District Manager Anthony M Delligatti.This achievement also underlines the high quality of the location on Liberty’s campus as well as showing the significance of Liberty across the country as a campus with talented coffee baristas.”

Meekins was selected from eight participants in Virginia and Tennessee. He and another semifinalist from Tennessee were reviewed for their performance by the Starbucks regional manager, who then chose who advances to the next level of competition in Atlanta.