Hospitality Services
Bee program earns international competition gold

Bee program earns international competition gold

Hospitality Services received a Gold Award in the Procurement Practices category for its on-campus honeybee program, the National Association of College & University Food Services announced recently during its annual Sustainability Awards.

DaVinci’s to bring flare to Engineering food

DaVinci’s to bring flare to Engineering food

At one time, Tim Hortons might have been enough to serve the students in the Spencer Engineering Building. But three buildings – and hundreds more students later – change is coming with the introduction of DaVinci Café

The FIXX is in

The FIXX is in

Need your burger FIXX? Western’s Hospitality Services is hosting ‘FIXXation Week’ with the launch of a new burger offering at Centre Spot in the University Community Centre. A concept developed in-house, The FIXX prepares burgers made from 100-per-cent Canadian...

Somerville House makes coffee shift

Somerville House makes coffee shift

If something looks different in Somerville House, you’re not imagining things. With the Tim Horton’s kiosk contract expiring, Hospitality Services opted to steer the space near Lucy’s in a different direction.

Straw poll: Western chooses paper over plastic

Straw poll: Western chooses paper over plastic

Western is taking steps in September towards becoming a campus free of plastic straws, even as Starbucks works to eliminate single-use plastic straws from all its locations by 2020.

Honouring our own with Awards of Excellence

Honouring our own with Awards of Excellence

Demonstrating dedication from dining halls to administrative offices, here are the winners of the 2017 Western Awards of Excellence, the highest honour for staff member achievement.

New business fits Western to a ‘tea’

New business fits Western to a ‘tea’

Andrea Gittens knows everything there is to know about tea. After all, the supervisor of Western’s latest café, Argo Tea, did go to Argo UniversiTea to learn the ins and outs of the tea business. Located in the D. B. Weldon Library (in the former home of Quotes Café),...

Campus a-buzz with latest addition

Campus a-buzz with latest addition

Kristian Crossen has been in his new role for just over seven months and, already, he looks after more than 300,000 university workers who are ‘busy as bees’ every day.

Students ready for culinary competition

Students ready for culinary competition

The second annual CHOPT Western student culinary competition continues through Feb. 8 in residence dining halls across campus. Three student competitors from each residence have one hour to create the new dish, including items from a ‘black box’ of five mystery...

United Way Coffee Day starts serving today

United Way Coffee Day starts serving today

Campus celebrities will be pouring hot coffee to patrons across campus today as Western celebrates Coffee Day for United Way in all campus eateries. For every large or extra large coffee sold in our locations across campus today, Hospitality Services will donate 25...

Miller, Gilliam earn Community Leadership Awards

Miller, Gilliam earn Community Leadership Awards

Hospitality Services Director Frank Miller and Compliance Auditor Annora Gilliam were recently awarded Resources and Operations Community Leadership Awards, recognizing the contributions made by Resources and Operations leaders to higher education and area...

Growing interest in a green solution

Growing interest in a green solution

Western has taken the idea of ‘locally grown’ produce to a new level with the addition of two Urban Cultivators, an indoor gardening appliance allowing the harvesting of a variety of herbs or sprouts. “Talk about farm to table – you can’t get much fresher than this,”...

Doi Chaang Coffee co-founder to visit campus

Doi Chaang Coffee co-founder to visit campus

Doi Chaang Coffee Co. co-founder John M. Darch joins Western’s Hospitality Services in celebrating the institution’s conversation to a Fair Trade Campus with a special event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday at Einstein’s in the Natural Sciences Centre. Darch will be on...

All’s ‘Fair’ for Hospitality Services this fall

All’s ‘Fair’ for Hospitality Services this fall

Western’s Hospitality Services made a commitment two years ago that the university would be a Fair Trade Campus by September 2015. Mission accomplished. Although it meant changing the coffee being served in 15 different locations, including all residence dining areas,...

Tim Horton’s, Centre Spot to get summer facelifts

Tim Horton’s, Centre Spot to get summer facelifts

Hospitality Services facilities within the University Community Centre (UCC) are undergoing major renovations this summer, resulting in closures of some facilities and changes in hours to others, all in anticipation of a fresh-faced fall. Starting Monday, June 29, Tim...

Green Awards: Ideas in full bloom

Green Awards: Ideas in full bloom

This year’s winners of the Western Green Awards have helped not only the university, but the entire London community, continue to turn over a new leaf when it comes to environmental sustainability. Established in 2008, the Western Green Awards celebrate individuals...

Building hospitality expertise half a world away

Building hospitality expertise half a world away

Frank Miller spent last November more than 13,000 kilometres from the comfort of his London home. And while he’s since returned, his skills remain in high demand in Vietnam. “I told them I would continue helping them because I want to,” said Miller, director of...