Step into any of our dining locations on campus and you’ll notice a wide variety of healthy and delicious foods prepared by our chefs and sourced from local vendors. The Bobcat Café is an all-you-care to eat dining facility including: J. Clarkes Grille, Bravo! Green Scene, scratch made soups and desserts, just to name a few.
Don’t feel like dinning at the café? Eat and vibe at the Rathskellar or Einstein Bros Bagel which is conveniently located in the STU library and offer gourmet coffee, bagels, pastries, and sandwich options throughout the day.
WHAT IS A MEAL PLAN?
A meal plan is a pre-paid account for your on-campus meals. You pay for all the meals you’ll eat in dining facilities at the beginning of each semester. You’ll then swipe your student ID every time you enter a dining area, and the value of your meal will be deducted from your account. At STU, having a meal plan is mandatory for all undergraduates that live in the residential halls.
MEAL OPTIONS AND COST
Students typically worry about the “freshman 15,” but eating at college also can make some things lighter — such as your bank account. STU provides students with flexible meal options to match their busy schedules. Missed the café today? No worries! Your meal plans come with Flex Dollars, which are used in place of cash for those times when you may have to miss a scheduled meal. Flex Dollars can be used at the Rathskellar or Einstein Bros Bagels.
Options for campus residents:
DON’T LIVE ON CAMPUS? HAVE NO FEAR! STUDENT COMMUTER MEAL PLANS ARE HERE!
The following meal plans can be purchased at the Bobcat Café.
DINE OR GRAB A BOX TO GO!
At Bobcat Café, students have the options of either dinning in the lobby or taking a to-go box that comes with a complimentary cup filled with their favorite foods and beverage. If a student would like a to-go box and or cup after dinning, there will be an additional cost.
CAN I USE MY MEAL PLAN TO PAY FOR MY GUEST(S)?
Absolutely, one advantage of having a meal plan is that students can also use their Flex to pay for their guest’s meal. If not, guests can also use cash or cards to eat in dining areas. If you do not wish for a meal to go to waste due to your absence, you can donate your meal swipe to another person.
HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR MEAL PLAN
It’s easy to get your money’s worth when dining on campus. Just do the following:
A creative set up for an event is the most breathtaking and rewarding feeling ever, but let’s face it, catering is hard work! Catering Supervisor, Maria Moliner at Metz, St. Thomas University, does her job so well that it looks like a breeze. Most clients see catering as just serving food and decoration, but little do they know that this busy bee is buzzing to make her clients at STU happy.
St Thomas University is a melting pot
St Thomas university has student representatives from several states across the nations from more than 70 different countries! Maria takes the time to learn the different ethnicities and wide background range of clients before carefully planning what foods will be served at an event, in order to satisfy all clients unique taste. Without a doubt! She ensures top standard; organic foods are delivered from our local vendors to your plate.
Just the right amount
There has been a rapid increase in student capacity at St Thomas University this Fall 2019 due to the addition of a football team along with a marching band. This is an additional 200 plus clients that Maria must now consider when catering for events at STU. It can be a challenge when ordering food and utensils, Maria must ensure that there is not too little food or too much food that will be wasted away along with money. Thanks to Maria’s careful planning, clients can enjoy fun events for hours without running short on a variety of delicious foods.
Just the right fit
St Thomas University is a small community, literally. An increase in student capacity in the same environment poses another catering challenge of selecting the event venue. You would be so surprised to know how crucial space is when catering for an event. In addition to accommodation space for attendees, Maria must plan a set up where they are enough space for food and beverages, each must be in considerable distance from each other. It might be important to be in a space with access to a kitchen where food can be stored and organized before serving as well. Retract to the day of President David Armstrong’s Inauguration Ball. Perfection!!
Stays true to Metz!
Short staffed, no problem. Maria continues to single-handedly and successfully represent Metz Culinary Management on every level at every event by upholding the very missions and values that makes us so distinct. Her hospitable personality naturally enables her to deliver fun and quality service while keeping balance. Maria has strongly displayed integrity and fairness working with a school as diverse as St. Thomas University. Her contribution to STU is truly valued and appreciated. Help me to give a big THANK YOU! to our catering supervisor, Maria Moliner.