Food on campus is definitely a delicious topic, but how much do you really know about the food on our campus?
Durham College has many different foods on campus, many locations to get food and snacks, as well as many pays to pay for those things.
There are multiple Tim Hortons on campus. There are two styles of Tim Hortons that we have on campus. Full sized, this is where everything is sold, including hot foods. The other is express Tim Hortons which is self-serve, here you can buy baked goods and make a choice of coffee or tea.
The full sized “Timmies” is on the second floor in the B-wing of the school. There are four cash registers but it usually still has a line of students wanting food. Here you can pay with cash, Debit/credit, Flex Dollars, and Tim Horton’s cards.
There are express Timmies scattered around the Campus, one is located in the B/C-wing on the first floor, another in the I-wing. There is also an express Tim Hortons in the Student Services building, this one offers breakfast items and hot/cold beverages.
The reception for these Tim Hortons from students is mostly positive. Students are glad to have these all around campus. Some of the downsides they have mentioned are long lines and other service issues.
There is a major cafeteria named “Marketplace” on the first floor in the Gordon Wiley building. This is Durham College’s major lunch area. It features a PizzaPizza, a Thai Express, a Smokey’s Poutine, and others.
Many students go here to eat lunch every day. Lauren Cox, a student at Durham College is a big pizza fan. She said she wouldn’t mind if every location in the Marketplace was a pizza location.
Sustainability is a major factor for restaurant locations. “We are committed to making environmentally responsible decisions throughout our operations in order to minimize our footprint while still providing quality food and service” is the statement on the CampusDish website for Durham College.
Some incentives that CampusDish and Durham College have are Local Purchasing, Recycling, Trayless Dining, and Fryer Oil Recycling.
Local Purchasing is important for sustainability not only on the campus but for the Durham Region as well. The list of local farms and markets change over the school year due to seasonal changes and availability, but a list of local partners are Pingle’s Farm, Knox Farm, and Bamford’s.
Recycling is a major thing around campus. In every wing there are multiple recycling bins. This reduces the waste and helps separate recycling from garbage on campus. Every dining location on campus recycles, this is due to CampusDish’s and Durham College’s commitment to minimizing their environmental footprint.
Also 100 per cent of dining service fryer oil is also recycled.
Trayless dining doesn’t seem to be that big of a deal, but did you know that, “By dining trayless, you have helped positively impact the waste stream. Dining trayless minimizes food waste, conserves energy and water, and reduces the amount of cleaning chemicals entering the waste stream.” CampusDish on dining trayless.
Durham College has a successful and sustainable dining program through CampusDish. It is always expanding and finding new ways to be environmentally friendly.