Diversity Food Services expands to campus-wide delivery
Diversity Food Services is now delivering their scratch-made meals to offices and classrooms across campus on their website.
“Diversity is committed to feeding The University of Winnipeg community fresh, healthy, and sustainable food,” said Ian Vickers, Diversity’s Chief Operating Officer. “It’s important to our team that we do everything we can to accomplish this.”
When the University announced course content would be largely delivered online and campus would only be populated by a few students, faculty, and staff, it became clear that Diversity would have to adjust their operations as they did in the spring.
“It became obvious that we had to scale down our physical presence on campus to one kitchen and get food to customers who find it difficult to get to us,” said Vickers
So how does ordering work? While Diversity plans on introducing an app later this fall, you can order today through your phone or computer on their website.
Customers can select from the following options:
- Pick up — get your meal from Pangea’s Kitchen;
- Room delivery — have Diversity deliver your meal to any UWinnipeg campus building; or,
- Station — if you’re a student who wants food waiting for you in Tony’s Canteen, Dash, or Asper Centre at the beginning of the lunch period.
With the last option, UWinnipeg Collegiate students can choose to pick up their orders from Tony’s Canteen, students using the Centennial Hall study space can pick up from Dash, and film and theatre students can pick up from the Asper Centre.
While you’ll still be able to pick up classic items like hand-cut fries, salad bowls, stir-fries, burgers, sandwiches, and breakfast wraps, the menu will be more limited due to only one location being open.
“If you consider that we would typically have seven outlets this time of year each making their own menu, it’s not at that same scale,” Vickers explained. “However, we will keep changing the menu every few weeks, so people don’t get bored.”
Along with their new campus delivery system, Diversity will also continue delivering groceries and other local products curbside, which they have been doing since the pandemic started locally in the spring.
Brandon Logan, Digital Communications Coordinator
The University of Winnipeg