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Aladdin Enters Food and Beverage Contract with Wheeling University

  Monday, January 6, 2020 3:24 PM
  WU News


Wheeling, WV, January 6, 2020 — Aladdin, a member of the Elior North America family of culinary management companies, was awarded the food and beverage contract at Wheeling University in Wheeling, WV.   As the proud, new dining services partner, Aladdin will begin services on January 6, where the culinary team will offer contemporary brands that students love, enhance the culinary experience with freshly prepared food, and create a campus dining destination where students can eat, socialize and study!

Wheeling University President, Ginny Favede noted “We are excited to begin our dinning partnership with Aladdin. They are a well-known commodity in the student dining world and experience and quality are elements they strive for. It is our first priority to ensure our students have a wonderful and enriching experience in every way on our beautiful campus and believe that Aladdin will position us to do so when it comes to nutrition, wellness, and quality.”       

With a proven record of success in increasing board plan participation, Aladdin will feature its fresh and healthier prepared signature branded concepts including a wide selection of nutritious menu items at each meal, homestyle entrees, made-to-order deli sandwiches, hot grill items offering gourmet burgers, and oven-baked pizza. 

Concepts will also offer gluten-free, allergen-friendly culinary options and freshly baked treats.  Aladdin’s Season Harvest, a plant-based program, will feature menu options using fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains to accommodate vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. According to Joe DeSalvo, Aladdin regional operations manager, “We use menu software to specify the nutritional value of ingredients and recipes to assist people with food allergies or specific dietary lifestyles.   This information is linked to our digital signage which posts information ‘real time’ so that students, faculty and guests are best informed.

Aladdin will combine its culinary expertise with favorite quick service brands in its retail venue.  “To accommodate both the commuter and residential student populations, we will offer We Proudly Serve Starbucks, grab-n-go freshly prepared foods and other convenience items,” says DeSalvo.

Aladdin’s professional catering –everything from campus celebrations to small faculty meetings and student gatherings – will provide an exciting addition to campus dining! 

Aladdin and Wheeling University have future renovation plans to continually make dining on campus not only exciting, but trend setting!