FORT WAYNE, Ind. – April 27, 2020 – Aladdin, a member of the Elior North America family of culinary management companies, was awarded the food and beverage contract at Purdue University Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As the new dining services partner, Aladdin will begin services on July 1, 2020, where the culinary team will offer local and national brands that students know and enjoy. Aladdin will also enhance the culinary experience through their catering and concessions expertise, creating exciting dining destinations featuring freshly prepared food.
Upon returning to school in the fall, students will enjoy a robust voluntary meal plan program. By participating in the program, students can select from oven-baked pizza from Dabrix Pizza, gourmet burgers and other favorites from Mastadon Grill, Sub Stand Deli and Good to Go grab-and-go program. Aladdin’s Season Harvest, a plant-based program, will feature scratch-made options using fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains to accommodate vegetarian and vegan lifestyles.
Greg Lepore, client partnership director at Aladdin, said, “Aladdin is well known for its freshly prepared food and diverse meal plan choices to accommodate the needs of students. Our strong local partnerships, coupled with an entrepreneurial on-site management approach, allows flexibility and collaboration within the communities we serve.”
Aladdin will also offer allergen-friendly culinary options and freshly baked treats.
“We use menu software to specify the nutritional value of ingredients and recipes to assist people with food allergies or specific dietary lifestyles. This information is linked to our digital signage which posts information in real time so that students, faculty and guests are best informed,” said Lepore.
Aladdin will also combine its culinary expertise with favorite quick-service brands. To accommodate both the commuter and residential student populations, Aladdin will offer Starbucks “We Proudly Serve” and Einstein’s bagel shop.
Aladdin’s professional catering – everything from campus celebrations to small faculty meetings and student gatherings – will provide an exciting addition to campus dining.
Aladdin has more than 40 years of experience, and as part of the Elior North America family of brands, the company focuses on building strong client partnerships while leveraging the resources of our global organization. The Aladdin team understands that enhancing the educational experience is more important than ever, and they work to develop a comprehensive culinary management program to meet each client’s needs. Programs focus on ways to engage and inspire students, staff and guests by creating flavorful, high-quality, nutritious, made-from-scratch meals to fuel and energize growing minds each day. Aladdin is committed to making a positive difference in people’s lives by creating unique culinary experiences for each local community that we serve.
About Elior North America
Elior North America enhances people’s lives through culinary innovation and a commitment to providing exemplary service. The family of companies, with more than 20,000 team members, provides foodservice solutions and catering to more than 1,500 client accounts in five industry segments across the continental United States. Elior North America is among the top five contract foodservice companies in the United States. The company is part of the European contract catering firm Elior Group. Learn more at www.elior-na.com.