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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 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?

Jitters Campus Café, Room 111, Spurk Building

Jitters summer hours will be 8 am to 2 pm, Monday through Friday until September 3, 2014.

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. For more information and menu specials, please visit www.nexdine.com/necc

Bookstore, 2nd floor, Behrakis One-Stop Student Center

The bookstore offers sandwiches and salads from the “grab and go” coolers. There are also milkshakes and smoothies available from the brand new “F-Real” machine. The bookstore also offers “good for you” options like yogurt, protein bars, and hummus snack packs. The bookstore is open Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm, and Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.

Tech Center Cyber Café, 1st floor, Hartleb Technology Center

The menu will feature fresh sandwiches, salads, snacks, coffee and beverages. (Cash only.) The Tech Center Cyber Café is open every Thursday from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. For more information, please visit www.nexdine.com/necc. Beginning on March 27, 2014 the hours will change to 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm every Thursday until the end of the Spring semester.

All buildings

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.

Where can I get food in Lawrence?

Breakfast and lunch foods are available in the atrium of the Dimitry Building, 45 Franklin St. from 8 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm Monday through Friday and from 8 am to 2 pm Friday.

Napolitano Pizzeria at 420 Common St has a projected opening date of August 1, 2014.

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?

NECC has contracted with the Lupoli Companies, located at the Riverwalk in Lawrence, to provide food service in Lawrence. However, Sal’s at 45 Franklin St. in Lawrence is closed for the Summer.

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 egalvin@necc.mass.edu.

Who do I contact for catering for a meeting or event?

NECC has contracted with NexDine and Salvatore’s Restaurants to provide catering services on the Haverhill and Lawrence Campuses. Additional details can be found on the Catering Services page.

Additional Questions

If you still have questions or comments, please contact David Gingerella, vice president of administration and finance, at dgingerella@necc.mass.edu.

Bon appetit!