Imagine going to your favorite Northwest style restaurant. Warm woods and a crackling fireplace. Relaxing earth tone colors and soft, comfortable seating. Two- and four-person tables, community tables, and booths all help deliver a friendly, inviting feel. And the food – fresh, delicious, and cooked to order.
A new – and better – way of dining.
Following multiple student and staff surveys, Sodexo determined there was a need for a dining hall renovation. But making over the surroundings was only part of the upgrade.
Instead of standing in line with a plastic tray, diners will order at on-site touch-pad kiosks, or from their smart phone or tablet. Once the order is placed, the kitchen will begin to create the meal. A reader board in the dining hall (or a message on your phone or tablet) will let you know that your food is ready at an expedited pick-up station.
This ain’t your grandma’s dining hall.
Pre-made food? Gone. Tray lines? Not anymore. Students asked for faster service, better quality, and fresher meals – and the new dining hall delivers. More ethnic foods, too. And a greater variety of menu items.
Concordia’s dining hall it features a grill (with burgers and chicken tenders), salads, deli sandwiches, pizza, and casseroles. Plus complete (and delicious!) entrees such as citrus glazed salmon with rice and fresh seasonal vegetables. All cooked fresh and made to order.
Think of it as the Concordia neighborhood’s newest bistro.
Instead of open and closed hours throughout the day, the dining hall serves continually from 7:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. And with an open kitchen, you can watch the chefs create your meal. Thanks to the upgrade, Sodexo can a variety of food items to students that they weren’t able to serve before due to limitations of space, equipment, and deliveries.