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    Queens College’s Kitchen Truck off to a fiery start

    The idea of grabbing something “on the go” has been an ongoing trend in the food industry. College students are obvious targets for this market. Rushing between classes, work and extra-curricular activities, students don’t have time to wait in the cafeteria or go off campus to find food. Taking this into consideration, The Kitchen Truck has brought this concept right into the heart of Queens College. The Kitchen Truck was on the drawing board at Chartwells for years after trucks like Wafels & Dinges started to make appearances. Chartwells is the food service management company that provides dining services to QC and college campuses nationwide. “We wanted to provide the students with another, more convenient…

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    Dining Services gets a new director

    Owen Ranft has taken on the role of director of dining services, having already made some changes to food offered in the Student Union. Four new options have been introduced since his arrival in February, including Sono, Chi Thai, Create and Wicked Spoon Smoothies. Sono offers Latin themed foods, such as tacos, burritos and quesadillas, which were often demanded by students, according to Ranft. Chi Thai offers various Asian dishes, including sushi. Wicked Spoon Smoothies brings fruit and yogurt based smoothies to the cafeteria, while Create allows students to customize their own wraps, salads and subs. Create was a redesign of Mondo Subs, which did not have the salad or…

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    Curry Kitchen opens at QC Dining Hall

    On Sept. 9, students were able to access new selections of food on the Midway Court side of the cafeteria. On the kosher side of the café, next to the Dairy Stop provides a new station called The Curry Kitchen, which sells Indian food and halal meat.  Another new selection, The Wicked Spoon/ Starbucks, holds one self-serve frozen yogurt machine and a topping bar with several kosher options and a third Starbucks station on campus. On opening day, samples were provided. No other changes have been planned thus far. Previously, where The Curry Kitchen now stands, was a place where students could purchase Chinese food and sushi, generally after waiting…

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    More food options available at Queens Hall

    Avenue C, a self-service vending market, opened on Aug. 28, giving more food options to students and faculty of Queens Hall, according to Stephan Aiello, director of administrative services. Located in Queens Hall, Avenue C stocks 300 to 400 items, provides students with a wide variety of food — along with a coffee machine — and intends to include non-food items in the future, based on student feedback. The store offers both hot and cold food, beverages, snacks and healthier food options. Users can also review nutritional information and product ingredients to ensure they’re getting exactly what they want. A place to sit down and eat is located past the…