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How to spice up campus with special dining events

The school held an end-of-year “monotony breaker” in the form of a ramen cooking contest. Four teams used provided ingredients and garnishes as they faced off in the middle of the dining hall during dinner, says Amanda Patterson, resident district manager for Aladdin Food Management Services, the dining contractor

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Starbucks opens on Fairmont, WV, State University campus

FAIRMONT — Wrapping up a project over a year in the making, Starbucks officially opened on Fairmont State University’s campus Monday morning, joining recent additions Chick-fil-A and Chilaca at the Falcon Center.

The coffee shop’s opening was originally announced during a Fairmont State Board of Governors meeting last May, and construction and renovation at the Falcon Center has been underway ever since, according to Fairmont State University President Dr. Mirta Martin.

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The Evolution of Mexican Cuisine

The strength and appeal of the Mexican restaurant segment led Food Management company Aladdin, the education and healthcare arm of Elior NA, to create Chilaca. “The top three retail brands [for college students] are Chick-fil-a, Starbucks, and Chipotle, so we brought in Chilaca as our internal brand.” says Joseph DeSalvo, Director of Operations for Aladdin.

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St. Johnsbury Serves Fresh NSLP

Aladdin Executive Chef Josh Rollins brings a fresh approach to the national school lunch program at St. Johnsbury Academy in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. He creatively uses fresh pears in the recipes he prepares for the children.

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