Unidine’s Education Culinary Group has implemented cost-effective food and dining management solutions that consistently deliver superior service, culinary excellence, and strategic value. Our team works closely with you to understand your school and your goals, designing a strategically positioned dining program that supports healthier lifestyles, promotes a deeper sense of community, reflects the needs of your student population and faculty, upholds your commitment to sustainable practices, and – of course – serves great food.
The Unidine Way
What makes Unidine so unique is our fundamental approach to food and dining management services, or what we call The Unidine Way. Comprised of our mission, vision and values, The Unidine Way defines who we are and how we operate our business to exceed the needs of our dining partners. It’s a powerful part of our culture that strengthens our team and benefits our client partnerships each and every day.
Our culinary standard is simple. As the first company to commit to fresh ingredients and scratch cooking, we know truly fresh food. We use ingredients that are locally sourced whenever possible, designing menus around what’s in season, not what’s preserved.
This means your students and staff won’t have to compromise when it comes to what they eat. Whether they are looking for a quick bite between classes or to catch up with friends during lunch, we have designed our programs to respond to their unique tastes, delivering authentic dishes with flavors and aromas that create excitement with every meal.
We recruit and develop Team Members who uphold the highest standards for service excellence and hospitality, making it possible to deliver simple, turnkey dining solutions that exceed your expectations.
This is because we believe our greatest opportunity to exceed your expectations comes from people who do what they say they will, and do it well. From our line cooks to our CEO, we all stand behind our commitments and are empowered to do what it takes to continuously create exceptional dining experiences for your students.
Custom Dining Programs
We leverage our strengths to provide dining solutions that are designed around the needs and preferences of your student population and staff. What emerges is a unique, customized vision for your dining program that encourages healthy eating, promotes social responsibility, and strengthens the reputation of your school.
To achieve this goal, we take a strategic approach to the development of your dining program that includes a discovery phase to ensure a thorough understanding of your culture, student demographics and preferences, attitudes toward nutrition and more.
Health & Wellness
Integration of dining services with student wellness efforts is important because both functions are highly visible parts of the school experience. Greater student engagement with these areas not only promotes a healthier student population, but can instill healthy behaviors from an early age.
With a wealth of nutrition resources and culinary expertise at our disposal, we create dining programs that get students excited about their food, while provide lasting benefits to their health. We offer a number of ways to educate students on the value of making healthy food choices, living a healthy lifestyle, and preparing them to make the right dietary decisions throughout their lives.
We have built sustainable practices into our business not because we have to, but because it is an essential part of our culinary standards.
Our approach to sustainability begins with the desire to serve only the freshest, best-tasting ingredients. Our Fresh Food Pledge and Guest Commitment guide our environmentally responsible practices and relationships with local growers and suppliers to support your goals for sustainability. Not only do these efforts result in better tasting meals, but they help to dramatically reduce our carbon footprint, minimize waste, and reduce costs.
But when it comes to sustainable practices, schools can have a wide range of passions, objectives and budgets. In response, we offer a diverse menu of options and programs that can be customized to suit a variety of needs.
We believe that fresh food provides a fundamental link between human interaction, wellness, and social responsibility. With a wealth of nutrition resources and culinary expertise at our disposal, we look to share our passion for food to benefit, educate, and excite those at your school. We join you in developing programs that improve community and student health by demonstrating the value of making healthy food choices, good nutrition, and developing cooking skills.
Vision, Expertise, Value
Dining programs are no longer just about feeding students. We see a clear opportunity for dining to play a strategic role in the success of your school by supporting a healthier generation, social responsibility and the reputation of your school. Dining services can be leveraged to:
- Support health & wellness programs for alert minds and strong bodies
- Enhance educational efforts that connect students to the environmental, cultural, nutritional and culinary aspects of food
- Represent added value to parents
- Connect the school to the community and local economy
- Accelerate progress towards sustainability goals
- Support marketing efforts
- Enhance the enjoyment and satisfaction of school students and staff