A Look Into Chartwells


TOWER staff writer


If you’re a student here at Bethany College, you’re most likely familiar with Chartwells, who is the school’s primary food supplier. Not only is their food served in the Ogden dining hall, but also in Boomer’s and the Beanery. The Beanery is more focused on lighter, breakfast fare, while Boomer’s has more of a pub style menu. The cafeteria has something different everyday, like pasta and tacos. And chicken patties are served for lunch every Wednesday.

Necol M. Dunson, the director of Dining Services, talked a little bit about Chartwells as a whole. “Each semester, we want to do things differently. We want to come up with new ideas and engage students for feedback.” Some current goals are to expand the menu at the Beanery, add entertainment and music at the dining hall, and change the menu cycles in the Benedum Commons and the Odgen Dining Hall. In the dining hall, there are televisions tuned to MTVU, which is a TV channel aimed towards college students. The idea for music in the dining hall came from the feedback of the students. Weekend hours at Boomer’s have been extended from 4pm to midnight to noon to midnight.

The people at Chartwells are always listening to the suggestions of the students and strive to improve their services and try to offer them more services and amenities. Students wishing to voice their suggestions can visit www.dineoncampus.com/bethany, write on the napkin notes board located in Odgen dining hall or visit Dunson in Boomer’s whose office is located across from the men’s bathroom. There are also surveys held in each location twice a year. Students can also download their dining app on their cell phones to participate in surveys online.


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