By Henri Gendreau
How would you like to receive a giant cookie with your name on it? Or maybe a box of sushi, snacks and energy drinks dubbed “The Midnight Ninja”?
Starting Monday, Jan. 27, AVI Foodsystems — the company that runs dining services at Kenyon — will offer a to-go program at Peirce Hall, meaning that students can enjoy Peirce delights in the privacy of their own abode. “People get homesick,” Executive Chef Meagan Worth-Cappell said, explaining how relatives will be able to go online and choose from a range of boxed treats to send to students.
While some colleges using AVI have a to-go program in place, Kenyon students can now reap the benefits of on-the-go meals with the “Midnight Ninja,” a giant cookie, or a birthday cake. A package called “Cozy Up” will consist of hot chocolate, a travel mug, one dozen chocolate-chip cookies and six chocolate-covered pretzels. And faculty and staff won’t be left behind either. Worth-Cappell said AVI will be introducing boxed lunches or dinners of regular Peirce fare in addition to the gift boxes.
Payments are accepted over the phone after an online purchase or at the cash register. The prices, still to be determined, covers the reusable container, which is returned to Peirce and cleaned. Worth-Cappell said AVI might extend boxed lunches and dinners to students, but that it would take a number of years to work the logistics out with such a potentially high demand.
“It would be something that will definitely cut your time here in Peirce in half,” she said.