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Haverhill Campus Welcomes New Food Service

Submitted by on August 9, 2013 – 10:01 am
Haverhill Campus Welcomes New Food Service

NexDine, a Massachusetts-based food service company, to provide all food services on the Haverhill Campus including catering

As of the start of the fall semester, Northern Essex Community College will have a new dining service on its Haverhill Campus.

The college has contracted with NexDine, a Massachusetts-based food service company, to provide all food services on the Haverhill Campus including catering, according to David Gingerella, vice president of administration and finance for the college.

“I’m excited about this new partnership,” said Gingerella. “NexDine is a local company with a proven track record. We’ve been talking to students and faculty and staff, and they’re looking for fresh, tasty food that’s affordable. We’re confident NexDine can deliver this.”

The fall semester will be a “transitional time”, according to Gingerella. The former cafeteria, located in the Behrakis One Stop Student Center, is being renovated to house the bookstore so the new food service will prepare food off campus and deliver it daily to start.

During this transitional period, breakfast and lunch foods will be available in Jitters which is located in Room 107 in the Spurk Building and open 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday.

Jitters will close Thursday, August 8 through the start of the fall semester for renovations. When it opens, it may have a new name, along with a new look and menu. While the space is being renovated, food and drinks will be available from the vending machines located in all buildings on the Haverhill Campus, except for the library.

Later in the semester, when renovations to the bookstore are completed, food will also be available in the bookstore, which will be located on the top floor of the Behrakis One Stop Student Center.

NexDine is currently providing food service to corporations, private schools, and colleges and universities throughout New England and PA.
“We’re looking forward to partnering with Northern Essex,” said David Lanci, NexDine’s chief executive officer. “We have a reputation for fresh, well prepared food which should be well received by the campus community.”

Alan Rowe, the district manager will oversee Northern Essex’s account for NexDine and Mike Adams will cover the college’s catering needs. Adams can be reached at madams@nexdine.com.

For more information, contact David Gingerella at dgingerella@necc.mass.edu or 978 556-3924.

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