ARAMARK News

Sign Up for ARAMARK UT Reward Cards

ARAMARK will be issuing UT Reward cards for faculty and staff from 10:00 a.m. to noon today at Mabel’s on the Agriculture Campus. The cards give faculty and staff a 15 percent discount on regularly priced food and drink in most ARAMARK-run dining establishments on campus.

UT Donates More Than 600 Pounds of Food

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Steps are being taken to reduce food waste at Neyland Stadium while helping those in need throughout the Knoxville community. UT Recycling, in partnership with the UT Food Recovery Network and ARAMARK, donated 606 pounds of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank after the last home football game of the season.

Employee Dining Discount Cards Available on the Agriculture Campus Tomorrow

ARAMARK will be issuing UT Reward cards for faculty and staff from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, at Mabel’s on the Agriculture Campus. The cards give faculty and staff a 15 percent discount on regularly priced food and drink in most ARAMARK-run dining establishments on campus. The signups come just in time for Faculty Appreciation Week, during which faculty and staff will receive a free 22-ounce fountain drink or small coffee for showing their card at any campus dining retail location.

Employee Dining Discount Cards Available This Week

ARAMARK will be issuing UT Reward cards for faculty and staff at two campus locations this week. The cards give faculty and staff a 15 percent discount on regularly priced food and drink in most ARAMARK-run dining establishments on campus. The signups come just in time for Faculty Appreciation Week, which will be celebrated February 25 to March 1. During that week, faculty and staff will receive a free 22-ounce fountain drink or small coffee for showing their card at any campus dining retail location.

UT Chef Wins Regional Prize with ‘Mystery Ingredients’ Meal

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Watch out, Bobby Flay. Move aside, Paula Deen. UT Knoxville’s Jason Timmons is in the kitchen and he’s cooking up some prize-winning fare. The Volunteer Dining chef took the top prize at last week’s South Regional ARAMARK Culinary Excellence (ACE) Challenge Finals held at Berry College in Georgia.

UT Chef Wins Gold With ‘Deconstructed Bacon Cheeseburger’

With a unique twist on a national favorite dish, UT Chef Jason Timmons brought home gold from the ARAMARK Culinary Excellence Challenge, held last week at the University of South Alabama. Timmons beat out the competition with his entrée, a “Deconstructed Bacon Cheeseburger en Croute,” and his dessert, an “Inside Out Pineapple Upside Down Cake.” At 11:00 a.m. today, UT will host the final South Region ACE Competition at Presidential Court Café. Attendees can sample the food made by competing chefs.

UT to Host the National Aramark Culinary Excellence Challenge

Move over Iron Chef, the regional ARAMARK Culinary Excellence Challenge is coming to campus on March 29. The ACE program allows the opportunity for chefs from colleges, universities, and conference centers around the country to showcase their culinary skills in a competitive environment. Eleven chefs will compete at UT, and one will advance to the finals in Tampa, Fla.

Volunteer Dining Composting Efforts Presented at National Conference

Representatives from UT Knoxville and ARAMARK Higher Education, the university’s food service provider, recently spoke at a national conference focusing on creating sustainable campuses and communities. The 2011 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference, held from October 9-12 in Pittsburgh, Pa., is the largest North American conference focused on sustainability in higher education, drawing more than 2,500 participants.

ARAMARK Announces New Campus Dining Options

ARAMARK, the food service supplier for UT Knoxville, has announced the opening of two new dining options for the campus community. “Field of Greens,” a restaurant concept that specializes in fresh, made-to-order salads and wraps, a soup of the day, and desserts, is located in the Hermitage Room on the third floor of the University Center. “The Wokery,” which features made-to-order stir fry menu items, is now open in the Arena Café on the street level of Thompson-Boling Arena.