TORONTO ─ After a comprehensive review of proposals from December 2019, Durham College announced it has awarded its foodservice contract to Chartwells, a division of Compass Group Canada, which put forward an approach that supports the college’s strategic pillars ─ students, people, work and community.
The school believes access to nutritional, holistic and diverse food offerings on campus is important for an enriched post-secondary experience. “When students, employees and community are eating well, they can focus on what matters ─ learning and developing personal and professional skills ,while supporting each other,” says a release from the college.
When the campus re-opens to students and employees, the foodservice department will operate with a new brand: DCEats: Food Matters.
“We look forward to Chartwells providing creative, healthy, customer-focused foodservices when students and employees return to our campuses,” says Barbara MacCheyne, vice-president, Administration and CFO, Durham College.
As part of this partnership, DC and Chartwells will collaborate to expand experiential learning and employment opportunities for students. In addition, many of the college’s academic and co-curricular programs, such as athletics, AI Hub, Centre for Food and sustainability office, will be included in future planning for foodservice.
“We are honoured to partner with Durham College and bring DCEats to life on campus to complement their already exceptional student experience,” says Ashton Sequeira, president of Chartwells. “We recognize there will be sensitivities returning to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic and we assure you the health and safety of our guests and the school community is of the utmost importance ─ we have the necessary protocols in place to ensure the safety of everyone.