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New Pitt Dining executive chef breaks culinary glass ceiling

Danielle Gallaway is senior executive chef for Compass Group, Pitt’s new dining contractor.

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

Danielle Gallaway is senior executive chef for Compass Group, Pitt’s new dining contractor, and is in charge of all the meals at all the dining halls on campus. She has also been in the food industry since she was 15.

Starship robots may return in future under new dining contractor

Starship’s food delivery robots, which roamed campus last school year, have been mysteriously missing from campus.

By India Krug, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

Some of the Pitt community’s smallest pedestrians are missing this semester — the Starship Technologies food delivery robots. The robots, which became a part of campus culture, provided a meal option right outside students’ doors.

Students offer mixed reviews of new meal plans, food under Compass Group

The Hub, on the back patio of Posvar Hall, is a new, temporary outdoor dining location that opened Aug. 17.

By India Krug, For The Pitt News

September 16, 2020

Compass Group, Pitt’s new dining contractor, requires all first-year students living on-campus to have unlimited meal plans. Along with new meal plans, students shared their opinions on new food options, dining location changes and safety.

New dining contractor working to ‘re-envision’ dining at Pitt

Pitt selected Compass Group, a British multinational food service company, in March as its new single-source dining contractor beginning July 1.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

July 23, 2020

Pitt’s dining options are going to look decidedly different come fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the takeover by incoming dining contractor Compass Group.

Across the board: Meet this year’s student government

Eric Macadangdang is the president of the Student Government Board for the 2020-21 academic year.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

July 22, 2020

SGB — which consists of nine elected board members, as well as many appointed committee members — is the governing body of the roughly 18,000 undergraduate students at Pitt.

Pitt announces meal plan changes for fall

The University’s current dining contract with Sodexo will expire this summer with a new contract starting July 1. Planning for the contract transition to a new vendor or renewal with Sodexo would take place between March and July.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

July 2, 2020

Pitt announced several updates to student meal plans in a Thursday email, as part of changes being implemented by incoming dining contractor Compass Group.

Sodexo to lay off more than 700 workers as contract expires

Sodexo will lay off hundreds of dining workers by the end of its contract on June 30.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

April 12, 2020

Pitt’s outgoing dining contractor, Sodexo, will lay off hundreds of dining workers by the end of its contract on June 30, according to a filing with the state Department of Labor and Industry.

Pitt selects Compass Group as next dining contractor

A student swiping into Market Central.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

March 17, 2020

Pitt has selected Compass Group, a British multinational foodservice company, as its new single-source dining contractor beginning July 1.

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