4 ways to improve your food offering on campus

Published on 8th October, 2020

Despite the concerns of COVID-19 the number of new applicants to attend university this year has not dropped off, A-level results also saw more students accepted onto their desired course than last year. This is great news after concerns over attendance due to the pandemic.

Diversify your offering

A great way to diversify and improve your food offering to students is to open individual small sized restaurants/shops that each specialise in different varieties of food, whether it be a pizza shop, salad bar, noodle bar or a chicken shop. It’s a great way to be able to keep the queues down and help with social distancing whilst offering students a creative way of dining and allowing them to go directly to a food option they prefer.

Street food

Much like with schools, grab & go food is key when reopening. Students want something they can quickly grab between lectures without cutting back on quality. Our award winning Shredded Chicken cooks in 1-2 minutes and can be used for simple, great tasting menu ideas. Grab and go also allows for students to take food back to their halls to prevent large groups gathering.

Not just for lunch

Unlike schools students will be on campus all day meaning your offering needs to appeal from breakfast to tea. Adapt menus slightly whilst still using the same key ingredients to keep it easy for staff. A good example would be using our Homestyle Fillets in a burger for lunch and then adapting into a Chicken Katsu Curry for tea, the options are endless so give students no reason to venture off campus for food. 

Meadow Vale proven success with Universities

Meadow Vale has been working within the Education sector for over 30 years. Having worked closely with many universities in the past on offering top quality, appealing dishes we have the right products to suit your students. For some great menu ideas visit our website www.meadowvalefoods.co.uk, where you can download our new education brochure, check out our entire range of 90 quality assured products or even follow along with our Chef in our menu idea videos.


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