AVI Fresh Newsletter
Feedback is a key tool that we in the foodservice industry use to measure the satisfaction of the “dining experience” enjoyed by our guests. Before Christmas break the student body where given the opportunity to measure their “dining experience” in survey form.
Overall the response was positive and assured the staff that their labor is not in vain.
Not to say there were no areas for improvement, but that the general student body is pleased with the services provided. Generally during breaks the culinary team takes comments that are submitted; both positive and negative. And we try to see where can improve. Our menus are then reconfigured to adjust for some of the crowd favorites; like macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, and rotisserie chicken. To put on a more frequent rotation and removing least enjoyed menu items from the menu.
Another area of focus this semester will be our monotony breaker specials, the once a month a special events many are familiar with. We have done a very good job in the past with the culinary aspect of these events and are now going to bring some entertaining activities into the mix. Most recently we had a New Year them celebration complete with corn hole and karaoke. Stacey Utecht, Nate Miller, Pat Hazelwood, Courtney Gardner and Tim Serafino were all winners of $25 café cash. What stunning Karaoke performances they all gave! Next month we will be showcase “fat Tuesday”. A festive day in which dishes from the New Orleans area will be on featured at different stations around the dining hall. Students are encouraged to retrieve information about these events from any the flat screen televisions or from the checker station. Also, look for our tropical getaway and Iron chef events in the coming months.
Finally, I would like to remind all of the students of a minor change to our hours for this semester. Due to the feedback received from the survey, we determined a change to late night stack needed to be made. Late night is now 10:00 PM-11:00 PM. A common idea shared with us in the survey was the fact that late night snack is too late for many. Let us know what you think of this change!