Dining News

Vote in the Blended Burger Project

Chartwells’ executive chef, Jon Buchholtz, has crafted a tasty one-of-a-kind creation and entered it in the James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project, campus edition. Colleges and universities nationwide have created “blended burgers,” made by combining finely chopped mushrooms with meat, creating a burger that’s tastier, healthier and more sustainable.

The two chefs who receive the most votes in their category will win a trip to New York to compete nationally at the James Beard House. Help send Chef Buchholz to New York to represent UAF! Click here to vote.

Chef Buchholtz’s creation is an Alaska reindeer and cremini mushroom burger topped with a feta crouton and Alaska cranberry ketchup, all on a homemade sweet potato bun. The burger is available only at the Alaska Grill in Wood Center now through Dec. 15. Share your vote on Facebook or show the cashier you voted, and you’ll receive 10 percent off. In addition, every time you vote, you will be entered to win a grand prize of a $1,000 on-campus gift certificate or a runner-up prize of a $100 VISA gift card.

You can vote once a day through Dec. 15 to enter the drawing and help UAF win the big prize!


Name that cafe!

A cafe will be part of the new engineering building, and Dining Services and Chartwells want your help to name the cafe. The cafe will open Jan. 16, 2018, for the spring semester. Submit your suggestion by Oct. 31, then stay tuned for the second round of voting on the top five names starting Nov. 13, with the winning entry announced Dec. 11.


Tapingo dining app

Don’t have time to wait in line? To-go orders are available with the Tapingo app at most dining locations on the Fairbanks campus and at CTC. Tapingo is an easy way to customize your order and prepay for your meal on the go. Simply download the Tapingo app on your smart phone or order online at https://www.tapingo.com/order/campus/fairbanks/pickup/. You can add your meal plan or credit card to your account for faster service.

See more about faculty/staff meal plan options at http://uaf.edu/dining/meal-plans. Be sure to select the pickup option. Delivery is not available.


Dining gift cards now available

Gift cards for UAF’s Fairbanks-area dining locations are now available in denominations of $5 and $10. Gift cards may be purchased during normal business hours at Arctic Java and Campus Cache on the Fairbanks campus or in the CTC Cafe downtown. Be sure to pick some up today. Please contact Chartwells at 474-7233 for bulk card orders over $100.00.

Chartwells Survey

UAF is asking for your input in an effort to provide the best possible dining experience. The survey is asking for feedback regarding any UAF dining location. The information you provide will help ensure we create a positive dining environment on campus that meets the needs of all food service customers. We estimate that it will take you 5 minutes to complete the survey. As appreciation for completing the survey you will receive a free 12 ounce coffee or tea from Arctic Java!

To fill out the survey online, follow this link: http://www.tinyurl.com/UAFChartwells


Birthday Celebration!

November 16th, Chartwells will be celebrating all November birthdays! Come by and pick up a free cupcake from 11am to 2pm at Dine 49 in the Wood Center!

Chartwells and UAF donate turkeys to local Food Bank

Each year Chartwells hosts an opportunity for the UAF Community to contribute to those in need. This year, Chartwells made available the option for patrons to donate a whole, half or quarter turkey in an effort to deliver 500 turkeys to the Fairbanks Community Food Bank in time for Thanksgiving. This will help the local food bank shore up at least half the turkey short fall they are met with every year.   With generous support, they were able to meet that goal and will be making delivery on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Special thanks is given to Food Service of Alaska for assisting with the transportation and delivery of the donations.  Chartwells would also like to recognize cashiers Christine at Alaska Grill and Zane at Campus Cache for excellent promotion of the initiative. Together they sold almost half of the turkey donations with Christine selling 150 and Zane selling 90. A rewarding experience and fundraiser, Chartwells is thankful for everyone who has donated and looks forward to find ways to give back to the Fairbanks community again next year.

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