Anderson, Indiana

Anderson University partners with Chartwells Dining Services

Thu, 2013-09-12 15:37 -- univcomm
September 12, 2013

Chartwells Dining Services recently announced a new partnership with Anderson University, and will be upgrading campus dining facilities this academic year including a Chick-fil-A and Olives’s Bistro.

“The Department of Student Life is excited to see Chartwells bring its expertise to improve the dining experience for our students,” said Dean Branson, dean of students. “Chartwells will provide healthier dining options, increased hours of operation, and better food quality.” [Photo on right: Artist's rendering of the Raven's Haven. Renovations are set to be completed in November 2013.]

Prior to coming to campus, Chartwells worked with both students and the university to create an attractive dining program that will feature Chick-fil-A, We Proudly Pour Starbucks, exhibition cooking, and vegetarian friendly locations.

“We went through a rigorous selection process last spring and Chartwells was clearly the outstanding food service provider with whom we wanted to partner,” said Dana Stuart, vice president of finance and treasurer at Anderson University. “They have been excellent to work with since coming on board July 1 and we look forward to many years of serving Anderson University students together with them.”

The Raven’s Haven will be completed November 2013 and will include a Chick-fil-A and Olive’s Bistro. During construction, a temporary area has been built to continue serving customers.

Café Ole renovations will be completed January 2014, but will remain open during the upgrade period. Once open, the location will be renamed Create.

About Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services
Chartwells is the recognized leader in foodservice management, hospitality, and award winning YouFirst guest service within college and university dining environments throughout academic institutions across the United States. The organization takes pride in its high standards and dedicated service culture while providing nutritious cuisine that satisfies unique appetites, lifestyles, and dietary needs for every guest dining on campus. Chartwells is committed to practices that honor ethical values, embrace diversity and inclusion, support the environment, and value communities through demonstrated leadership, professionalism, and new innovations.

Chartwells provides opportunities for personal growth and development while offering rewarding and promising careers in support of the clients, students, and campus communities it serves.

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Anderson University is a private Christian university of about 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.