McDaniel College has chosen AVI Foodsystems Inc., as the college's new food service provider. AVI Foodsystems Inc., is America's largest, independently-owned and operated food and hospitality provider. The company is committed to preparing fresh, from-scratch meals using locally sourced ingredients. AVI also maintains a commitment to fair trade, aggressive sustainability practices and the incorporation of locally sourced ingredients to ensure that food is of the highest quality.
The transition to McDaniel Culinary Services took place throughout the month of January with meals served in Englar Dining Hall during McDaniel's Jan Term. Other dining establishments on campus, including Caseys' Corner, McDaniel Pub and Green & Go Convenience Store, reopened for the spring semester on Jan. 28. Other highlights include roasting and smoking deli meats in-house; making pizza dough from scratch; and homemade soups, stocks and sauces. In addition, local Westminster-area businesses are now highlighted on campus with Furnace Hills Coffee Company coffee being served in Englar Dining Hall and JeannieBird Baking Company pastries and baked goods in Caseys' Corner.