St.Amant is pleased to announce that we are contracting Marek Hospitality to operate the food side of our cafeteria. The goal is to move toward more choices, healthier menu options and an expanded catering function for individuals we support, staff and for events hosted by St.Amant.
Some of the roles within the cafeteria and main kitchen may change, but there will not be any job loss.
There are a few significant reasons why we are making this change: Marek has a buy local philosophy that will allow us to reduce our food costs while ordering fresh, local ingredients. This will provide a significant improvement for the meal preparation for individuals who live at River Road Place, as well as for staff and volunteers. Marek also has a very good reputation for creating healthy and diverse menus, catering specifically to each cafeteria with the input from their customers.
Customers can expect to see a daily salad bar, a minimum of 2 soups each day (one vegetarian option daily), a sandwich bar with in-house roasted deli-meats, an all Canadian Grill which is made to order menu items, daily entrees, a daily stir fry station and a daily pizza station. All menu items will be colour coded to health specifications with green being the healthiest, yellow is moderate and red is suggested to consume in moderation.
Additionally, the company has a complete and interactive website to view menus in advance and to pre-order catering for an event or for your family. Busy night of sports or family activities ahead? Pre-order a baked lasagna and pick it up on your way home!
Prices are subject to change, but to date look very similar to our current menu prices with breakfast specials at approximately $4.75, packaged sandwiches at $4.00, daily soup at $1.85 and daily entrees at $5.75. See below for sample menus.
We anticipate the switch to occur April 1, 2015. Marek will have a launch plan that will include sampling of menu items and representatives here to answer any questions.
We hope you will be as excited about these changes as we are! Bon Appétit!