Brown's Dining Solutions has been selected as Huron's new food service provider, beginning in August of 2014. Brown's is Canada's largest independently owned dining solutions company and operates exclusively as a dining services provider in over 140 sites in Canada. The Dining Hall is located on the Huron campus, steps from Western. It offers a unique dining experience, varied cuisine and top quality service, in air-conditioned, smoke free, spacious dining rooms.
In support of the commitment to providing the best service, products, and value possible, Brown's will establish a committee of students, faculty, and staff to continually review a range of subjects which impact users daily, including operating hours, menus, and value. Watch for the Huron Approved symbol which indicates a product or service has been reviewed by the committee, subjected to feedback from users and received the Huron Approved designation. Below are some examples of concepts to be discussed.
Jasmine is Brown's fusion concept, providing a range of Asian-inspired dishes with a focus on freshly prepared creations with a definite preference for local fresh vegetables, unique noodle and rice dishes, and leaner meats. The menu changes every week, so students will want to be sure to stop by often.
The Corner Deli features premium sandwiches, wraps, and pitas all made to order. Students can order a "Signature Salad" or build their own.
Oxford Street Grill
"Brown's Signature Burgers", fries, poutine, dogs, tacos, and so much more will be featured at the Oxford Street Grill.
Brown's In-House Pizza
Better Ingredients, Better Pizza
Fire Roasted Coffee Company
A local, fair trade, and ethical coffee company which supports sustainability, with a full range of fresh pastries and snacks available.
Savoury will bring the taste of home to the Huron Centre. Home-style meals and à la carte choices are the primary focus of Savoury, with many menu options developed to "lighten" up offerings for those who prefer smaller portions, lower fat choices, or have special dietary needs. Students are invited to bring their favourite recipes from home, especially those for vegetarian and ethnic dishes. If a suggestion is used on the menu, the student and a friend will enjoy a complimentary meal.
Students in a rush can stop by Fastlane for freshly made sandwiches, wraps, sushi, salads, soups, snacks, and beverages all ready to go when they are.
If you have special dietary needs you should speak to our Director of Food Services, Peter Ramsey, to make sure your needs are met as effectively as possible. Peter can also suggest the proper meal plan for you to purchase.
A New Look...
Throughout the 2014-15 year, Huron and Brown's worked with students to develop a new concept for the dining hall. The new space will provide tons of options for meals and snacks as well as a great place to meet up for coffee or hold group meetings. Throughout the development process, students will be asked for their feedback and the Huron Approved Committee will be responsible for development and implementation of these concepts at the dining hall.
Dining Hall Hours of Operation
It is closed during the mid-year break and reduces its service during long weekends, exam periods and February Conference Week.
Click here to view the Dining Hall's Catering Menu.
Trying to budget your meal plan to last the year? Check here to see how you are doing.
Want to receive the weekly menus to your email? Click here to find the form.
Huron has three food plans: "A" ($4,595) and "B" ($3,695) for first year students and "C" ($1,995) for upper year students.
The plan is based on a "declining balance" system. Each meal plan holder has a set amount of funds available to purchase meals at any of the Huron food service locations, including selected vending machines located throughout the Huron campus. As food is purchased, the available balance declines equal to the amount that has been spent.
Plan A is designed for students that are on campus most days of the week and some weekends. Based on a 7 day week over the school term, your average weekly budget would be approximately $132.
Plan B is designed for those students that are light eaters, have dietary restrictions, and who are seldom on campus on weekends. Based on a 5 day week over the school term, your average weekly budget would be approximately $106.
Plan C is designed for Upper Year students only, and is only designated as a supplement plan. Based on 31 weeks in a school term, your average weekly budget would be approximately $65.
Tax Exemption - all above student meal plans pay no HST with most food items. HST applies to vending machine purchases, all sundry items, and packaged foods.
Please see here for a meal plan budgeting sheet.
Additional Vending Dollars can be transferred from the Meal Plan total upon request.
$50 Administration Fee will be applied to rollovers.
Request for Rollover must be submitted to the Dining Hall Manager, before April 30 of the current academic year.
All Rollover amounts expire on January 1 of the following academic year.
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