Food & Drink International - Spring 2017 Volume 1 - 66
Michigan State University Culinary Services
Michigan State University's Culinary Services department offers a wealth of
dining and retail opportunities to students and campus communities. By Jim Harris
>> Michigan State University Culinary Services is as dedicated to promoting student success as it is to offering great food to the campus.
ichigan State University's Culinary Services department offers more
than just meals to students on the East Lansing, Mich., campus.
The department's physical and culinary offerings help to further
the university's mission of preparing students for the professional
world by giving them a sense of community as well as something to eat.
"Feeling a sense of belonging can contribute to student success; we want students to be successful in and out of the classroom, and
once they graduate and start their career we want them
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to be comfortable in what they do," Executive Director
of Culinary Services Guy Procopio says.
Headquarters: East Lansing, Mich.
The department formed in 2008 following the comGuy Procopio, executive director:
"We're about more than just great
bination of the university's retail services and residential
food - we want to provide spaces
dining functions. During the re-organization, Procopio
that promote student success and
help build community."
- who was named head of the new department - was
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tasked with creating an integrated
operation that kept student success at
the forefront. "We're about more than
just great food - we want to provide
spaces that promote student success
and help build community," he says.
MSU Culinary Services' retail food
services include Sparty's, an on-campus convenience store concept with
21 locations; two campus food courts,
one of which is self-operated with the
department's own self-branded concepts while the other includes a corporate-owned Panda Express, a Subway