Pepperdine dining locations sell food items for higher prices than local grocery stores. While Sodexo controls those prices, a California state law requires the inconsistent application of sales tax that further complicates on-campus food cost.
Pepperdine will start a new dining service contract with Bon Appètit in August 2022, ending its four-decade contract with Sodexo. Bon Appètit is based in Redwood City, Calif., and operates 1,000 cafes in 33 states.
Howdy’s is a new addition to the Waves Café that arrived Feb. 1. The reaction to the restaurant’s arrival is overwhelmingly positive, and students enjoy having variety during lunch.
What is the Pepper-Pulse on Sodexo’s Dining Service?
Pepperdine’s dining options are as unsatisfying and chaotic as ever, and the issues begin and end with the school’s food service provider Sodexo. The Graphic staff calls for the University to choose a new provider when Sodexo’s contract ends in 2022.
Give2Pepp returns, Sodexo stays and saying goodbye to Shanghai.
Pepperdine plans to keep Sodexo as Pepperdine’s food provider through July 2022 and resume the Request for Proposal process for a new long-term contract in the fall of 2021. Vice President and Chief Business Officer Nicolle Taylor discusses changes to the RFP process and dining experience resulting from COVID-19.
Pepperdine Dining Services delayed indefinitely its decision on a new long-term food service partner.
The recent posting on the Freedom Wall raises attention to sustainability issues with Pepperdine’s food service and encourages students to speak out about injustices.
Dining Services narrows candidates down to three finalists and discusses what they are looking for