HDAE Highlights

July 11, 2019
CONGRATULATIONS: Residential Dining was awarded a Best Practice Award from the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference for their work opening the Miramar Food Pantry. Danielle Kemp and Robbie Wright presented at the Conference regarding how the operation came to be. The Pantry has served over 900 students and continues to do work on providing fresh and staple items to our students…Family Student Housing Resident Assistant Jamaal Muwwakkil has been nominated as the UC Student Regent for 2020-2021 representing UCSB and all UC students at the state-wide
level...The UCSB Campus Store has a new URL <campusstore.ucsb.edu> to go along with their new name…Portola Dining Commons was featured in The National Association of College & University Food Service Spring Issue of Campus Dining Today. The article highlights how the building fosters a sense of community and the diverse menu mix…Marisol Gomez’ family is filled with joy in welcoming their little boy, Matthew Gomez. He was born on Saturday, June 15th, weighing 7 lbs 3 oz, and now happy to be home...San Joaquin Villages continues to be a newsworthy and lauded project! (1) SOM completes Tenaya Towers in massive student housing project at California university; (2) LEED Platinum UCSB student housing harnesses California’s coastal climate; and (3) San Joaquin Villages at the University of California / SOM + LOHA + KDA + KieranTimberlake
The UCSB Urban Art Workshop unveiled another mural in Isla Vista in June. This is the 13th mural in Isla Vista sponsored by University & Community Housing Services. Kudos to UCHS for their role in increasing the vibrancy of Isla Vista!
Eric Zobel, Mandy Yoshida, and Julie Levangie (the MarCom Team), and Sara Engebrits (The Club & Guest House) submitted The Club & Guest House 50th Anniversary campaign for consideration for an ACUHO-I award. Included in the campaign is the 32’ wide history wall and companion pamphlet, various promotional flyers, an invitation to the 50th anniversary party, archival photos on social media, an article for The Compass, a special logo, and 14 light pole banners. Winners will be announced in October.
Residential Dining’s Senior Executive Chef, Dusty Cooper, achieved Certified Executive Chef Status! This certification is sponsored by the American Culinary Federation, and includes a rigorous practical application test and a written exam. For the practical exam, applicants have 3 hours to prepare 3 courses of 4 plates each from a designated mystery basket, showcasing required skills. Congratulations Dusty on your achievement!
Stop by the UCen and check out the new artwork by the main lobby as it tracks the inception and development of the University Center
Fun Fact: Conference & Hospitality Services has hired 69 students to assist with the 2019 summer conference front desk operations and event setups. 1 of them will be able to assist guests in American Sign Language, 1 in Chinese, 1 in Russian, 1 in Tagalog, 3 in Vietnamese, 1 in Korean, and 28 in Spanish. This multilingualism is reflected on their name badges.
Theme meals provide a platform for each Dining Commons to host a unique meal inspired by creative ideas and to display their passion for food. Carrillo staff excelled this past Spring with an Egyptian theme meal that included Lamb Fattah, Mahlab Bread, Fiteer, Umm Ali, Hawawshi, Nubian Lentil Stew, Braised Greens with Crispy Chicken, Fried Cauliflower, Egyptian Watermelon Salad, Salatat Fwakih, Alexandria Style Liver and Ful Medames, and Egyptian Fava Bean Falafel. Professor Magda Campo was extremely generous with her time in meeting with Carrillo staff to help determine menu choices and to talk through how they could achieve the highest level of authenticity considering the sheer volume of cooking and available equipment. She also provided some of the decor for the meal from her own personal collection. Dining is very grateful for her advice and support!