Everything you would ever want to know about Food Service at NECC
Check out the changes in food service on both our Haverhill and Lawrence Campuses. You’ll find new food providers, newly renovated spaces, and, as of mid-November, new café spaces where you can purchase and enjoy your food. These changes are part of our continuing effort to improve the campus experience for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors!
Where can I get food in Haverhill?
As of the start of the Fall 2013 semester, you can get something to eat or drink in the following locations:
Jitters Campus Café, Room 111, Spurk Building
Jitters Campus Cafe will serve breakfast and lunch from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday.
The breakfast menu will feature fresh baked muffins and bagels, breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit and yogurt cups and more. At lunch, a variety of wrapped “Grab and Go” gourmet deli sandwiches, freshly prepared salads, Papa Gino’s pizza, homemade soups and chowders will be served. During each month, theme-based promotions will be featured to keep students, faculty and staff interested in the menu. Beverages available will include a variety of freshly brewed coffees, waters, juices and carbonated drinks. The weekly menu will include vegetarian, and gluten free items.
Bookstore, 1st floor, Behrakis One-Stop Student Center
Along with candy, snacks, and drinks, the bookstore now has microwaveable meals, including Healthy Choice meals, and muffins available for sale. The bookstore is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All buildings have vending machines with a variety of snack and drink choices, including ice cream which is available in the Spurk Building and the Behrakis One-Stop Student Center. Room 103 in the B Building has tables and seating if you’d like a place to sit.
*In mid-February, 2014, when the renovated bookstore opens on the top floor of the Behrakis One Stop Student Center, there will be a wide selection of food available including fresh fruits, yogurt, juices, and sandwiches in the café in the bookstore.
Where can I get food in Lawrence?
As of the start of the Fall 2013 semester, breakfast and lunch foods will be available in the atrium of the Dimitry Building, 45 Franklin St. from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
*In the Spring, 2014, there will be a café in 420 Common St, which will also offer breakfast and lunch options.
Who is the food service provider in Haverhill?
We have contracted with NexDine, a Massachusetts-based food service company, to provide all food service on the Haverhill Campus.
NexDine is currently providing food service to corporations, private schools, and colleges and universities throughout New England and PA.
If you’d like to learn more, here’s a link to additional information.
Who is the food service provider in Lawrence?
We have contracted with the Lupoli Companies, located at the Riverwalk in Lawrence, to provide food service in Lawrence.
If you’d like to learn more, here’s a link to their website.
Why were changes made?
Our goal is to improve the campus dining experience for our students, faculty, and staff. Whether you purchase your meals on campus on a regular basis or occasionally grab a snack before class, we want to be sure what you’re getting is fresh, tasty, and affordable.
Campus food sales have been down in recent years, and we’d like to turn that around by offering campus food that is as good as what you can get at local restaurants and priced competitively, too.
We’ve brought in two well-known food service providers with proven track records, and we’re confident they will deliver food you’ll love.
Also, please know that they are open to your suggestions. If you have any feedback or comments, they can be directed to Erin Galvin, at email@example.com.
Who do I contact for catering for a meeting or event?
For all events in Haverhill and Lawrence, contact Mike Adams, NexDine’s director of catered events at 978-897-2276 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional details can be found on the Catering Services page.
If you still have questions or comments, please contact David Gingerella, vice president of administration and finance, at email@example.com.