Aramark Food Facilities kicks off KSU new food series

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Jeff Bohn of Aramark Food Facilities gives a presentation on his company’s plan for Kent State Dining Services if chosen as the university’s new food vendor at the Kiva on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2016.

Madeline Zupko

Aramark Food Facilities starts off day one of a three day series in search for a new Kent State food vendor.

Aramark Food Facilities starts off day one of a three day series in search for a new Kent State food vendor.

“We strive to nourish the mind,” Aramark representative Jeff Bohn said.

Bohn led the presentation and informed all who attended on his com- pany’s hopes for the future of Kent State dining.

The presentation featured the addition of a fully licensed Starbucks on the Esplanade, as well as one to replace the “Bean Scene” in the Kent State library.

In the current Starbucks, located in the Center for Undergraduate Excel- lence, Aramark has plans to install a fully licensed Panera Bread and follow the health centered trend into the HUB, where there would be a Grazers and a Fresco Mexican Grill and Salsa Bar.

In the upstairs of the Student Cen- ter, the current Kent Market Two would become “The Esplanade Market Center,” an open-kitchen themed dining area. The open kitchen would allow students and staff to come learn how to prepare food while having their food prepared in front of them.

Rosie’s would stay a 24/7 dining hall, but would be altered to feature more healthy options and table-side ordering.

Lastly, Bohn said Aramark envisions Prentice Hall becoming “Nourish’d,” an allergen-friendly cafe that would be safe for people with any food allergy. The healthy initiative would also carry over to the Prentice Munchies Market, which would become “Sprout’d,” a market that would feature healthy “grab ’n go” products and more allergen free options. 

Madeline Zupko is the general assignment reporter, contact her at [email protected]