September 30, 2008

Theme Buffets in The Dulany

On Thursday, September 18 and Wednesday, September 24, The Dulany hosted two special Chinese- themed buffets which attracted numerous students, faculty and staff to the Davies Center. A number of exciting dishes were served including spicy garlic shrimp, Chinese pork, vegetable stir-fry, and chicken lo Mein, just to name a few. There were also numerous side dishes, as well as two soups and salads available. If you missed the buffet, please make plans to join us for our upcoming Hispanic/Latino buffet on Thursday, October 9th. We will be showcasing popular Latino foods including steamed cod, arroz con pollo, Cuban sandwiches, baked tamales and many other delicious Latino dishes. You may make your reservation today by calling the Blugold Dining office at 715-836-5261. Please make sure to call early as seating fills quickly. We hope to see you there!

September 12, 2008

Join our weekly Dining Committee!

Blugold Dining is committed to bringing you, our guests, great food and excellent customer service on a daily basis. To make sure we are bring our customers the best dining experience possible, we would like to invite all students, faculty and staff to our weekly dining forum in Davies Center. You will be able to tell us what you think about our food and services and get instant feedback from Blugold Dining staff and University Centers Directors. Forums will be held each Tuesday at 4pm in the Arrowhead room of Davies Center. We hope to see you there! Refreshments will be served.

September 8, 2008

Trayless Tuesdays

In an effort to protect our natural resources and support UW-Eau Claire’s Strategic Initiative of Sustainability, Blugold Dining is implementing Trayless Tuesdays this year at all our UW-Eau Claire dining locations. Trays account for a significant portion of our dishwashing – over 6,000 are cleaned each day on campus, resulting in over 396,000 gallons of water being used for this one purpose only. Going trayless lessens the environmental impact we generate here on campus. A significant amount of water and electricity is saved, food waste is diverted from landfills and above all, we make a small dent in reducing carbon emissions. So please join us every Tuesday in going treeless as we strive to become a more eco-friendly and sustainable campus.

September 2, 2008

Eco-Friendly Disposable Products

Many of you have noticed that knives, forks, spoons, plates, cold cups and coffee cups are different. The disposable products now being used at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire are eco-friendly and can be composted with ease. We at the UW-Eau Claire are trying our best to become more environmentally responsible and conforming to our University’s strategic plan to become an eco-friendly operation. The vast majority of the cost increase for the new disposable items is at exactly what it costs to bring these items onto campus, it is not a revenue generating product. The only exception is charging $.50 for ice water. The price for ice water is actually an effort to encourage the use of reusable water jugs or mugs because that is the most eco-friendly habit to process. Reusable jugs and mugs can be found at the bookstore as well as all retail dining outlets. Thank you for your help and understanding in our efforts to be more responsible with our environment.