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California State University Maritime Academy Partners with Leading Food Service Provider Sodexo

December 19, 2019

California State University Maritime Academy partners with Sodexo to offer resident and ship dining, retail and catering services

Vallejo, CA, December 19, 2019  — Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, has been selected to provide resident and ship dining, retail, and campus catering to cadets, staff and faculty at California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) beginning Dec. 20.

Sodexo will work closely with Cal Maritime’s leadership to establish a cadet-led dining advisory board, increased support of recruitment and retention efforts and deliver a custom culinary experience.
“We’re looking forward to partnering with the team at Cal Maritime to create a customized dining experience,” said Jen King, Senior Vice President, On-Site Services, Sodexo Universities North America. 

In addition to immediately expanding the variety of fare, Sodexo will offer its award-winning Simple Servings concept, which offers safe, healthy and delicious options that are free from common allergens including peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products and eggs. All options are also free from gluten-containing ingredients. Simple Servings staff members are carefully trained to avoid allergen and gluten cross-contact and encouraged to get to know students with dietary restrictions, and work to ensure they are not only safe, but socially included in the dining experience.

Sodexo also has plans to work closely with the local business community to purchase local, seasonal, sustainably grown and raised products.

"We are pleased to work with Sodexo to expand our campus community's dining options," said Philippe Cumia, Director of Business Development for Cal Maritime Enterprise Services. "Together, we will work to enhance the culinary experience for all those who live, work and visit our campus."

On every campus that Sodexo has a presence, it is committed to helping those in need, reducing waste and conserving energy. Sodexo will work with Cal Maritime’s food waste and food recovery initiatives and explore ways to transform unused food from dining halls, grocery stores, restaurants and farmers markets into meals for people experiencing hunger.

Sodexo Universities provides food and facilities management services at more than 700 colleges and universities, where it employs more than 47,000 people across North America.  Sodexo Universities focuses on optimizing each clients' physical, social and academic environment to help create the best possible student experience.

About Cal Maritime 
Established in 1929, Cal Maritime, a campus of the California State University, is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located on a scenic waterfront site in Vallejo, the campus serves a student population of approximately 1100 undergraduates and 50 graduate students. The campus currently offers undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Facilities Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Transportation, Global and Maritime Studies, and Business Administration. A master’s degree in Transportation and Engineering Management is offered as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.

About Sodexo North America
Sodexo North America is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 72 countries. Sodexo is a leading provider of integrated food, facilities management and other services that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life for millions of customers in corporate, education, healthcare, senior living, sports and leisure, government and other environments daily. The company employs 150,000 people at 13,000 sites in all 50 U.S. states and Canada and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional jobs through its annual purchases of $9.2 billion in goods and services from small to large American businesses. Sodexo is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion and safety, while upholding the highest standards of corporate responsibility and ethical business conduct. In support of local communities across the U.S., the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed close to $32 million over the past 20 years to help feed children in America impacted by hunger. To learn more about Sodexo, visit SodexoUSA.com, SodexoInsights.com and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

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