The university took ‘Surprisingly distinctive’ as its motto for the tendering process. Under this banner, the aim was to create a standout concept based on a single product at each campus location. This inspired Appèl to take a brand new approach to its on-campus catering, by reimagining the campus as FoodCity.
FoodCity is about encounters, experiences and experimenting. The catering concept comprises a unique collection of Single Products. This will give rise to an exciting combination of food courts, a pop-up store, an Italian restaurant and a cool student bar.
The catering concept is based on so-called 'Single Products'. By that we mean: one product, one product group or one type of kitchen. Every restaurant at the UT has a number of permanent Single Products and a number of rotating Single Products. This makes every restaurant recognizable and unique, but it also varies on a regular basis. Examples of these Single Products are 'The Bakery', 'Little Italy', 'Veggie' and 'Mañana Mañana'. That is not all: because there are many more kitchen concepts on campus. There really is something for everyone!
Existing campus restaurants will be modified and in some cases even fully renovated by Appèl. These renovations will take place during the Summer of 2018, starting 1 July.