MSU Picks Sodexo For Campus Dining Services
By MSU Public Relations
MURRAY - After a review of vendor proposals, the food services management company Sodexo has been selected to provide dining services to the Murray State University campus.

A Board of Regents subcommittee approved the contract on Monday, to take effect on December 15.

Sodexo said it will work closely with university to expand the variety of fare, and offer safe options that are free from common allergens including peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products and eggs. All options are also to be free from gluten-containing ingredients. 

Sodexo plans to work with the university's farm and local business community to purchase local, seasonal, sustainably grown and raised products. They also promise to establish a student-led dining advisory board, and explore ways to transform unused food from dining halls, grocery stores, restaurants and farmers markets into meals for people experiencing hunger. 

"We're excited to create a customized campus dining experience infused with flavor, fun, variety and convenience," said Cal Thetford, senior vice president, Universities, Sodexo North America. "We're looking forward to working with Murray State to bring our shared vision of having renowned concepts, popular franchises and national and proprietary brands as part of the community."

"We are pleased to work with Sodexo to expand our campus community's dining options. During the evaluation process, it was apparent to us that they share our commitment to providing an exemplary student experience, including high-quality dining options," said Dr. Bob Jackson, interim president of Murray State University. "Together, we will work to enhance the culinary experience for all those who live, work and visit our campus."

Sodexo Universities provides food and facilities management services at more than 625 colleges and universities, where it employs more than 47,000 people across North America.  

Published 01:07 AM, Tuesday Oct. 09, 2018
Updated 09:15 AM, Tuesday Oct. 09, 2018

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