Plymouth State University Selects Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services as New Food Services Partner

Following a comprehensive review of its food service strategy and on-campus dining experience, and after an extensive search process, Plymouth State University (PSU) announced the selection of Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services as its new dining service and catering provider.

Beginning this fall, Chartwells will transform PSU’s on-campus dining experience and catering services, creating a premier program that emphasizes quality, made-to-order food, menu customization and variety, sustainability practices and dining innovations.

“The on-campus dining experience is a major component of student life,” said Amanda Grazioso, PSU’s director of residential life and dining services. “Far from offering the traditional dining hall service, Chartwells will take the PSU dining experience to a new level of excellence with more variety, greater choice in menu options, locally-sourced ingredients, and more.”

Students will experience several enhancements when they return to campus this fall, including expanded late-night hours in Prospect Hall. They will also see a greater presence of healthy foods, such as more offerings on the salad bar, as well as an extensive allergen program that will help students make safe and healthy dining choices through enhanced labeling. In addition, students will be able to take part in Chartwells’ interactive Student Choice program, where they may choose the menus and food offerings they would like to see in dining.

Lisa McEuen, CEO of Chartwells Higher Education says, “We are excited to create a customized dining experience for the Plymouth State community. Our goal is to be a true campus partner that will integrate students into the dining program by giving them the opportunity to take part in the creation of our plan.”

As part of the transition, Chartwells intends to offer all current dining service employees, including students, the opportunity to join the Chartwells team and be part of their mission and vision to deliver great food service at PSU. More information regarding the employee transition process will be shared in coming weeks.

Nelson Defigueiredo, divisional president, Chartwells Higher Education says, “We look forward to welcoming current PSU associates to the Chartwells family. We are proud to offer an inclusive culture that empowers associates to openly and effectively communicate with their managers and to one another.”

Chartwells is committed to supporting the PSU and greater Plymouth communities with programs to address food insecurity and by sourcing products locally from New Hampshire farms and other local providers.

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