Ithaca College has entered into a partnership with Cornell University to acquire services and tools that will support the college’s transition to a self-operated campus dining program. Cornell Dining — a proven leader in the field — will license recipes, operation manuals and training materials for IC management and frontline employees.
In March, Ithaca College announced that it was ending its relationship with long-time dining services provider Sodexo and instead bringing those operations “in house.” Cornell, which also operates its own dining program, reached out to the college to offer its assistance and expertise.
IC has arranged to license materials that will provide a foundation for the college to open its dining operations with thousands of established recipes, along with standard operating procedures designed to achieve high food quality, consistency and safety. Training on protocols for food management will also be provided before the beginning of the fall semester, and will extend into the academic year as needed.