Durham College wins big for excellence in food service

Durham College’s (DC) food service provider, Chartwells, is proud to be recognized by Compass Group’s Be-A-Star program for its DCEats experience. Launched in 1997, the Be-A-Star program celebrates and promotes business excellence in school food service.

Since signing a contract with Chartwells in June 2020, DC has committed to offering an array of new features to the campus community, such as a newly opened Starbucks in the South Wing, renovations to the Marketplace and South Village Dining Hall, and a Subway location added to the Whitby campus cafeteria. Chartwells was recognized for demonstrating superiority in five chosen categories: safety, quality, growth, culture and innovation. Guest reviews further commended DC for fostering a lively community and achieving praise-worthy design across its food service locations.

“It’s an honour to receive this recognition for DCEats,” says Barbara MacCheyne, vice president, Administration, and chief financial officer. “For the past two years, the college has worked closely with Chartwells Canada to bring new menus, new concepts and new looks to our food service locations. This win is a testament to the work achieved by our dedicated staff and further demonstration of our institution’s commitment to leading the way in superb food service on campus.”

The Crystal Award for National Account of the Year was presented to the DC Chartwell’s representative on Sunday, October 23 at the Annual Compass Management Action Conference.