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Fayetteville State university Student Press
Apnl 28.2010 • Vol. 1,Issue no. 7
FOR Students. By students
FSU Has A Lot To Celebrate!!!
Honda All Stars Win ■ Dr. Valeria Fleming's Celebration ■ The OFC Ventures win ■ and MUCH MORE 11
Aramark Hosts Vendor Fair for Students
by L’Asia Brown
Fried sweet potato waffle fries by Lamb-Weston
On Friday, April 23rd, Aramark hosted periiaps their
best event this year. The Annual Food Vendor Fair was
a major success and hit among students at Fayetteville
State University. Resident and commuter students, as
well as faculty and staff all gathered in the Rudolph
Jones Student Center to taste test different dishes by
select vendors around the country, who offered delicious
samples of dishes that can potentially be served regularly
in Fayetteville State University's cafeteria, depending on
the collective feedback from Aramari^’s biggest customer. .
Excited students mingled and socialized about their
favorite selections while vendor representatives informed
students about their products. Travis Nichols from QSM
spoke with Broncos about a favorite product amongst
the fair, the Fried Sweet Potato V^ffte Fries. “They're
healthier than regular French fries and they taste great,"
photos by L'Asia Brown
explained Nichols. The sweet potato waffle fry,
fried to a delicious perfection, is slightly sweet, giving it a
tasty alternative to the average french fry while offering the
traditional texture and nostalgia to the traditional Anwrican
french fry culture. “When is the cafeteria going to get
this! They are so good,' exclaimed Nathalie Rivera, a
sophomore. Nichols also introduced students to a regular
sweet potato fry and a natural fried chip currently served in
FSU's cafeteria from time to time.
Students have expressed a need for better fish.
“They've had the same fish since I was a sophomore...
and I'm in grad school!' commented Michael Aiden, a grad
student. Chad Lotz spoke with students about an enticing
fried Tilapia entree “They need to get this ASAP! I'm tired
of half-choking on the little tiny bones in their bland fish
This fish tastes seasoned just enough,’ saki a satisfied
Roasted Poblano & White Cheddar Soup with Tomatillos by
Stock Pot Fresh Ideas Soups
Aiden. The Roasted Poblano & White Cheddar Soup with
Tomatillos was a personal favorite. The creamy recipe
had a Mexican flair with a subtle cheesy presence and
just enough tomatillos not to interrupt the texture. Soups
are a healthy alternative for students who are trying to eat
light during the evening, lose a few pounds, or are feeling
under the weather.
Several other favorites included the funnel cake fries
and fried cheesecake. Funnel cake is a global favorite
while most students had neither heard of nor tasted fried
cheesecake, made by Dessert Minis.-They're really good
and different, but we shouldn’t have them in the cafeteria
too much because they're high in fat” sakJ outgoing SGA
President Monica Carson. “Yummy, really yummy I don’t
care about getting fat. I’m in college trying to maintain a
4.0,1 want to enjoy everything I eat. Often it's the highlight
of my day (laughs),” said Elita, a junior
With innovative, new management serving
Fayetteville State University's cafeteria, Aramark has
“beefed up’ efforts to increase student satisfaction amkJst
criticism of their dishes that spans back years. Recent
measures to expand the diversity of their dishes and
service is noticeable, with the infamous pizza now being
offered only sparingly. By hosting the food fair, Aramark
is taking responsibility by opening options to the Broncos
and letting them enjoy themselves while taking part in
choosing possible additions to the menu.