Continued changes to Dining Services

October 17, 2013

Food ServicesWe are thankful for the continued support from students, faculty, staff and administration as Chartwell’s continues to get settled here at Stetson University. You’ve already noticed many of the biggest differences to Stetson Dining Services, but you probably don’t know why.

Earlier this year, Stetson’s contract with Sodexo came under review. Typically, auxiliary service contracts are reviewed every few years to insure that company values are in line with the university and that the contract is financially suitable for both parties. Based on university growth and elevated service expectations, the university desired a different type of dining program. A committee composed of students, faculty and staff evaluated the needs of the Stetson community and submitted a request for proposal. The proposal included the desire to have an all-you-care-to-eat concept, healthier and fresher foods, as well as the ability to cater and/or modify products for students/staff with specific allergens or dietary needs. Three (3) companies, including both Chartwell’s and Sodexo, were invited to campus to propose a dining program incorporating Stetson’s requests. In the end, Stetson selected Chartwell’s to provide a dining program designed to enhance the student experience.

In this transition, there have been some unanswered questions that we would like clarify:

Together, Chartwell’s and Stetson University are a great match with many shared values. As we move forward, the dining program will continue to grow and evolve to include the following:

Stetson Dining Service’s philosophy is Eat. Learn. Live. It is an experience defined by you. We strive to make your time dining with friends and colleagues as special as possible. In response to many comments we have received, open forums and surveys, we have worked quickly to make some changes to better your dining experience including:

Breakfast- 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Lunch- 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Afternoon- 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Dinner- 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Late Night- 7:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

Your meal plan defines how many swipes you are allotted per period. Please refer to for any meal plan questions.

We’re always listening and looking to improve. If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know at

Chris Kandus-Fisher                                                                                        Paul Johnson

Vice President, Student Affairs                                                                   Director of Chartwell’s Food Services

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