News from Aladdin, our affiliates, and beyond!
A new program at Alvernia University in Reading allows students to try new foods that could be served on campus.read more
Joe Palmieri, executive chef at Alvernia University, works on three risotto recipes for students to sample Wednesday during the monthly Chef’s Table in The Wolves’ Den on campus.read more
Getting to know Middle Eastern desserts beyond baklava reveals intriguing delights.read more
Between NCAA basketball’s March Madness, professional hockey and basketball, the Super Bowl and a little thing called the Winter Olympics, it’s prime season for sports spectators. Noncommercial diners are hungry for food events around televised games, including menus that fit the theme and fuel the fans. These four operators from various segments shared their picks for the best game-time snacks.read more
Risotto’s versatile magic was unveiled at a recent chef’s table event at Alvernia University in Reading, Pa. Students learned that on top of being creamy, comforting and perfect for winter, risotto is also open to interpretation, a quick-change artist of rice, wine and aromatics.read more
Waynesburg University (Waynesburg, PA) helped to create perfect holiday meals with some of their favorite and treasured recipes such as chili over sweet corn bread, cinnamon roll pancakes, honey glazed brussels sprouts, Waynesburg mac and cheese and pumpkin gobs! With the help of their dining services partner, Aladdin, these all-time favorites are now featured in the new Waynesburg University Cook Book for all to enjoy!read more
Our News Read about what is happening with aladdin, our affiliates, and beyond! We were blessed to have the steadfast leadership of Terry Brown for 37 years, who retired from his post as director of dining at West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) in West Virginia. ...read more
Aladdin was proud to recently partner with Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, MA. Serving up to 600 residential and commuter students, Aladdin made several dining enhancements including the completion of a new dining hall!read more
During the Diwaly “Festival of Lights”, the Aladdin culinary team at Maharishi University in Fairfield, IA, created an authentic Indian feast with foods such as jira rice with peas and carrots, paneer korma (an Indian cheese entrée) and aloo gobi (cauliflower and potatoes entrée). Chickpea ladoo (or laddu) was served as the small, round Indian sweet made of ghee (clarified butter), flower and sugar, at this most awaited and most celebrated festival in India!read more
Paul Quinn College, a private, faith-based, four-year, liberal arts-inspired college in Austin, TX, has recently partnered with Aladdin to fuel and energize the 432 students on campus!read more
The fare being served on the Waynesburg University campus is an exception to the rule. There, made-from-scratch meals with fresh ingredients lure students, staff and faculty to Benedum Dining Hall for everything from honey-glazed Brussels sprouts to jalapeno-bacon-cheddar deviled eggs to red velvet cheesecake-swirl brownies. “I’ve been a trustee and executive vice president here, and I’ve always been impressed with the quality of food,” said university President Douglas Lee, who took office in July 2013. Lee was so impressed, he repeatedly urged Joseph DeSalvo, district manager for Aladdin, which provides food services to the campus, to create a cookbook.read more
In order to give its international students a taste of home, and to provide a culinary learning experience for its local students, the Aladdin dining team at the University of Dubuque in Iowa prides itself in offering a variety of authentic world cuisines.read more
Members of The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia are experiencing refreshing dining changes with Aladdin. Since providing the opportunity to submit competitive bids for food service, Aladdin now proudly serves the following non-residential campusesread more
Following the traditions of the Seventh-Day Adventist culture, Aladdin supports the church’s vegetarian lifestyle and creates a dining experience where students love to gather and engage with the dining team who cater to students of differing faiths and traditions from around the world!read more
At the University of Dubuque (UD) in Dubuque, Iowa, Aladdin supports the school’s community by catering to a diverse student population, while creating community initiatives that focus on everything from education to sustainability.read more
The 120-acre farm that sits on one of the two campuses of Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) in Maine has been a key education tool for students pursuing degrees in agriculture, food processing, and even culinary arts and sustainability practices.read more
When Aladdin Food Management at Fairmont State University implemented NEXTEP Self Order Kiosks, they hoped to see an increase in check totals. They never expected to see an increase in customers, too. But, that’s exactly what happened – the new technology and the flexibility to customize orders like never before brought students flooding in to get fresh food made their way.read more
When it comes to farm-to-table, students at Kennebeck Valley Community College (KVCC) in Fairfield, Maine, do it best! That’s because the dining partnership they have with FitzVogt, member of Aladdin Food Service Management, are working together to incorporate more local food from the school’s onsite farm onto the menu!read more
Urbana University announces Aladdin Food Management Services as our new partner for all dining needs on campus beginning August 1, 2017.read more
West Virginia Wesleyan College was the recipient of a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant totaling $25,000.read more
Andrew Mettert, executive chef at University of Dubuque, has slowly but surely included locally produced foods in his kitchen — many from WW Homestead Dairy, of Waukon, Iowa.read more
Terry is a well-respected member of the WVWC campus community and is the keystone of Aladdin’s success. But, Terry is always quick to recognize the outstanding team of employees and managers that have supported him over the years. Aladdin takes great pride in Terry’s career growth and salutes his hard work and dedication upon reaching this milestone.read more
The Academy’s new food service provider, Aladdin FitzVogt, has recently partnered with Green Mountain Farm to School in order to bring more local food to the SJA cafeteria.read more
Chris Ciatto has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer for TrustHouse Services Group, it was announced today by Dr. Brian Poplin, President and CEO. In this newly created role, Ciatto will focus on corporate strategy and driving organic growth while expanding sales and marketing efforts for the Charlotte-based managed foodservices company. He will report directly to Poplin.read more
Food service company TrustHouse Services Group announced that after working with The Humane Society of the United States, it’s switching all one million pounds of its annual liquid egg usage (equaling approximately 10 million eggs) to cage-free by 2020. TrustHouse Services Group, a division of Elior, is one of the largest foodservice companies in the USA. TrustHouse provides food service at more than 675 colleges, universities, hospitals, K-12 schools, senior facilities and is the leading provider of Meals on Wheels in the USA.read more
West Virginia Wesleyan College Hosts Iron Chef Contestread more
As their 92nd Christmas approaches, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God in Whitehall are preparing for their popular monthly soup take-out fundraiser.read more
Typically, the Columbia College kitchen would be quiet and void of food in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.
Students and faculty are gone on break, and the large 500-person holiday meal was last week. But Mark Althaus, Columbia College’s food service director, comes in on his time off to cook for others. The last few years, he has volunteered time and resources to provide cooked turkeys for the Salvation Army’s free Thanksgiving meal. It’s more than a couple of birds; there are 18 turkeys to prepare.read more
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