By Marissa Gugala & Casey Dibari – News Editor & Opinion Editor
Marketing Manager of Chartwells Lusine Baghsarian hosted focus group meetings regarding students’ reception of dining hall staff and its food on Tuesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 28 in the Crow’s Nest of Valentine Dining Hall.
By Alex Balletto – Copy Editor
Chartwells is here. Can you tell? I can, but it’s not because things are different. In my eyes, Valentine is incomplete without the former general manager of Sodexo, Mairead Van Heest. I’m also not sure if the college sent her away properly – the students were never able to say goodbye and thank you.
By Mackenzie Dineen, Morgan Vanwickler, Thomas Baker – Arts Editor, Art Director, 1851 Staff
Chartwells has a variety of options and is 70 to 80 percent gluten-free at all times. Photo by Michael Bueno
On July 1, Lasell College officially welcomed its newest dining service, Chartwells Food Service, replacing the previous food service, Sodexo.
By Max Schochet – 1851 Staff
There may be some new food options for Lasell in the near future. A Request for Proposal (RFP) has been issued to get bids from other dining service providers.
The Home Station (pictured) is revamping its appeal to students, along with other features in the dining hall. Sodexo, Laser’s dining service, may be replaced with another food vendor following the end of the academic year. Photo by Ryan Fitzgerald
“It’s probably closer to 25 years since we actually issued an RFP for dining services,” said Diane Austin, Lasell College Vice President of Student Affairs and a member of the RFP selection team. “And that is probably reflective of the fact that we felt like we’ve had a good partnership with Sodexo.”
By Shapleigh Webster – Copy Editor
It is 10:37 p.m. and I just got off the T from work. Walking back to my room, I think about what I’m going to eat for dinner. I went in at 5:00 p.m., so by now I’m absolutely starv- ing, but I don’t want another Panera sandwich, or Chipotle for the hundredth time this year.