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					The Marketplace Messenger                                      Communicating Grinnell Dining news of interest to our diners
    October 1, 2010
    Volume 5 Issue 2

From the Director …                                                                                                                                                                                                 Stuff you might
We are 5 weeks into the fall semester and have only a couple of weeks until Fall Break. All of us at Dining Services trust that you are settled into a routine for the semester and that life is good! As for
Dining Services, routine never seems to be a word that fits our vocabulary this early in the semester. As you read this note, we have served over 100,000 meals and we are going strong. Did you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    miss without
know that in an academic year we will serve 600,000 meals in the Marketplace? 600,000 is a big number and it takes a tremendous amount of food, preparation and service to reach this number.                       scrolling down …
Over 300 students work for Dining Services and we are extremely fortunate to have a great group that work hard each day to help make your dining program successful.                                                    Out Of The Shadows
As we opened this year, the culinary staff led by Executive Chef Scott Turley had implemented over 230 new or adjusted items to the menu offering. I am sure you have seen the RED STARS and                            Western Roundup
accompanying comment cards in the Marketplace indicating a “new item”. We thank those who have taken the time to give us their thoughts by completing a comment card. Through this feedback
the culinary staff will evaluate each new offering to determine its fate – is it a keeper, should we discard or make adjustments to the recipe and present again? Please continue to offer feedback as                  Neutrality In The
we depend on it for evaluation and enhancing the program we offer.                                                                                                                                                      Marketplace
Britt McConnell, R. D., L. D., our consulting dietitian will be on campus and available on Tuesdays throughout the year. Britt will be presenting nutritional information sessions on several Tuesdays                  Fall Break Hours For
and you can find a list of topics in this issue of the Marketplace Messenger or the Dining webpage. Britt is also available for questions during her weekly visit or for a private appointment with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Grinnell Dining
advanced planning. You can contact Britt directly in the Marketplace, stopping at the main office (JRC 218) or by email at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Warming Up At The
We continue our commitment to locally produced items for the Marketplace offerings. Did you know that Dining Services purchase all that we can locally? Look for the signs that have the green state
of Iowa throughout the Marketplace as these signs indicate that the item or product is local. For Grinnell, “Local” is defined with a 3 tier approach: 80 mile radius, 150 mile radius, state of Iowa.                  Spencer Grill
The extreme weather conditions from last spring through this fall have reduced the fresh whole fruit from our local suppliers. In the past there has been a plentiful apple crop however this year has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “Nutrition 101”
seen our suppliers unable to provide our needs.                                                                                                                                                                         Star Performers
The Dining Services theme for this year is “Making the Difference!” If there is anything that we can do to enhance your experience while at Grinnell College please let us know. We promise to do our                   Did You Know?
best to make the difference!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You Said…
                                                                                                                                                                                          Dick Williams                 Coming Soon
                                                                                                                                                                            Director of Dining Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Dietitian’s
The Marketplace Messenger is your source for information about GrinnellDining. Each new issue will be preceeded by an                      The truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
e-mail announcing its availability. Current issues of The Marketplace Messenger are available through the campus Lyris                                                                         Nadine Gordimer
listserve notification. Past issues are available through the GrinnellDining website.
                                                                                                                                                     This publication is produced by Grinnell College Dining Services (641-269-3661)
If you have questions about The Marketplace Messenger, please contact the editor at We look
forward to keeping you updated, informed, and sometimes entertained through The Marketplace Messenger.
                                                                         Terry Waltersdorf – Assistant Director of Dining
                                                                                                                                    Grinnell College Dining Services
                                                                                Editor, The Marketplace Messenger                   Fueling the bodies that power the minds of tomorrow’s innovators!
   out of the Shadows                                                                                                                     NEUTRALITY
                                                                                                                                                 IN THE MARKETPLACE
                                                                 Within upcoming issues of The Marketplace           The Marketplace is considered “neutral ground” as stated in the Student Handbook
                                                                 Messenger, we would like you to meet some of
                                                                                                                     under Dining Services, Respecting Others. The excerpt from the Student Handbook
                                                                 the people behind the scenes – bring them out of
                                                                 the shadows as it were – who make your meals             Respecting Others
                                                                 possible. Seldom seen behind the counters,               In order to respect the rights and beliefs of all students, the Marketplace is considered “neutral ground”
                                                                 these are the people who prepare the                     and is to be maintained free of political and/or social cause demonstrations, or dissemination of
                                                                                                                          extraneous information.
                                                                 vegetables, casseroles, breads, and desserts on a
                                                                 daily basis. Many of these dedicated                     Students are expected to be respectful of everyone and the policies of Dining Services. Abuse of the
                                                                 professionals work in a variety of positions             policies may result in disciplinary action.

                                                                 throughout their work week, but they all have       The goal of the institution is to maintain an atmosphere in the Marketplace so that
                                                                 one thing in common – producing the highest         all may come and eat and not be faced with information that is not dining related.
   Left to right: Amber Lacina, Kate Flowers, and Adam Darland   quality product for your enjoyment.                 For this reason you do not find table tents, posters, banners, radios, and other forms
Amber Lacina has worked with Grinnell Dining since August, 2007. She has proven herself to be a great
                                                                                                                     of information unrelated to Dining disseminated in the Marketplace.
asset to the team and is now usually found preparing breakfast and lunch in the Heart of the House                   Occasionally Dining Services will have nutrition displays, or decorations and music
(kitchen) most weekdays. She is a Certified Culinarian (CC) and is working toward her Certified Sous Chef            playing that are appropriate for persons dining in the Marketplace and/or are related
(CSC) certification through the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Married just a few weeks ago, Amber              to a theme dinner that Dining is sponsoring.
helps on the family farm near Chelsea with her husband Brock. She also enjoys anything outdoors (four-
wheeling, fishing, or hunting), loving her dogs – Zoe, Sugar, and Maggie – and playing a mean game of                We hope this information helps you better understand why Dining does not
Texas Hold ’Em.                                                                                                      participate in promoting any event, program or cause in an effort to respect
                                                                                                                     everyone’s views.
Kate Flowers has been part of the Grinnell Dining team since March of 2008. Although Kate is smaller in
stature, that doesn’t keep her from being a powerhouse in the kitchen. Kate is one of those “jills of all
trades” who keeps everything running smoothly. She can be found replacing many career staffers on their
                                                                                                                                                  "Nutrition 101"
days off – cooking breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and preparing fresh vegetables for use thoughout Grinnell                    Tuesday, October 5, 2010; 3:00-4:00 PM
Dining’s operations. Away from work, Kate enjoys spending time with her husband and their four-month-                Rosenfield Center 218 – Dining Services Conference Room
old daughter Elizabeth. She especially likes going on walks and watching the show “House.”

Adam Darland is one of our more recent hires, joining the team in February of 2010.
                                                                                                                     Britt McConnell, RD/LD, consulting dietitian for Dining Services, will present this
 He holds a Certified Culinarian (CC) certification from the American Culinary                                       session. Students, learn about balancing your diet with your educational endeavors.
Federation (ACF) and is working toward his Certified Sous Chef (CSC) designation.                                       If you are having trouble staying healthy or thinking clearly, your diet may be
In his spare time Adam enjoys spending time with his two children                                                     playing a role. Choosing the right foods can help you feel better, cope with stress,
(Nick and Shelby), walking his dog and, of course, reading cookbooks!                                                      and improve performance in the classroom. Refreshments will be served.
                                                                                                 MAKING THE

                                                                                              difference                  Space is limited! Pre-registration required - phone ext 3661 or e-mail
Fall Break Hours for Grinnell Dining

The Marketplace
          (October 16 – 23)
        Breakfast 9-10 a.m.
                                               Grinnell Dining
         Lunch 12-1 p.m.                   Nov/Dec Events!
          Dinner 6-7 p.m.               November 9
                                           Festival of Ice

The Spencer Grill
                                        November 25
                                           Traditional Thanksgiving
                                           Lunch Buffet
       Closed October 16-23             December 15
                                           Holiday Treat Extravaganza

       OutTakes                                           Don’t miss out!
       Closed October 15-24                          Plan now to attend these
 Regular service times resume for all                   very special events!
 operations on Sunday, October 24!
                           Thank You                                                                            Warming up at
                                                                                                              The Spencer Grill
Many thanks to those who took the time to respond to our request                           Change is in the air. I always enjoy the crispness of fall, as long as I do not
for input on our new menu items. Multiple ideas have been                                  have to think about the coming season…you know, the one where the
received and many (i.e., too much salt, not flavorful enough, etc.)                        white stuff falls to the ground.
are being incorporated into recipes as we continue through the                             A hot Panini sandwich and a cup of coffee warms one up on a cold day.
semester. We value your opinion! Please feel free to use the                               The favorites are: Florentine (Turkey, Provolone, tomato, spinach, and
comment/response cards to communicate with Grinnell Dining                                 pesto), Uniquely Vegan (Hummus, spinach, tomato, green pepper, red
                                                                                           onion, and shredded carrot), and Three Cheese (Provolone, Swiss.
concerning our menu items at any time. (See page 6 for location of comment sheets)
                                                                                           Parmesan, and tomato). Or we have the build-your-own choice this year
                                                                                           where you pick out your meat choice, cheese, veggies, and sauce.

       GrinnellDining Assistant Director                                                              The Spencer Grill Weekly                   Specials
        Elected To National Position                                                       Monday
                                                                                                Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes – an excellent combination of fresh
Terry Waltersdorf, assistant director of Dining, has been elected to the position of            bananas and just the right amount of mouth-watering chocolate
National At Large Director for The National Association of College and University Food          (beginning at 9am – fresh from the Marketplace Bakery)
Services (NACUFS) during the national conference this past July in San Jose, California.
Waltersdorf’s responsibilities will include chairing the National Nominations
Committee of NACUFS along with serving on the Executive, Finance, Strategic                     Taco Pizza Tuesday (7pm until close)
Planning, and Institute Selection committees. The two-year position will conclude at       Wednesday
the NACUFS national conference in Boston, Massachusetts July 2012.                              Ghirardelli Chocolate Brownie – a truly decadent treat
                                                                                                (available beginning at 10am fresh from the Marketplace Bakery)
Here at GrinnellDining, Waltersdorf is responsible for procurement of Dining’s food and
supplies, overseeing the custodial and storeroom staff, and is the editor of The           Friday
Marketplace Messenger. Terry has over thirty years of experience in the college                 Hot from the oven Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast and
and university market segment following ten years in the retail segment of the food             Buffalo Chicken Friday Nights (7pm until close).
service industry. He has been associated with NACUFS for thirty-one years and Grinnell     Coming after Fall Break the soup pot will be turned on. The Chef is working
Dining for almost six years.                                                               on a delicious soup menu for the Spencer Grill.
NACUFS just celebrated 51 years of serving a membership of around five hundred             If you are running late, call ahead and we will have your order ready for you.
colleges and universities and an equal number of allied food service industry              Stay Warm and Healthy,
members. The association is headquartered in Okemos, Michigan. You can access
more information about NACUFS at:                                           Mary
                              Western Roundup
                                                 October 26, 2010                                          5-8 p.m.

Chip Station                                                                                 Vegan Station
   Tortilla chips with roasted tomato salsa, picante sauce, guacamole, bean dip                   Vegetarian chili w/ guacamole, picante, roasted tomato salsa, lime wedges
                                                                                                  Steamed rice
8th Avenue Deli                                                                                   Fried bread with beans (like a taco)
    Pulled pork, shaved beef brisket, pepper jack ,Monterey jack cheese,
 Farmer-cut bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, pickled red onion, roasted tomato ketchup,      Pizza Station
 chipotle mayo                                                                                    Pizza with fire roasted tomato sauce w/ guajillo pork and quesa fresca
                                                                                                  Pizza w/roasted corn, onions, peppers, avocado, diced tomato, cilantro and
Honor "G"Grill                                                                                    jalapeño slices queso fresca
   Beef brisket on texas toast w/chili pepper cheese, arugula, chipotle mayo, thin onion rings    Pizza w/ chili lime beef pinto bean and tomato sauce, Monterey jack cheese, chili
   Burger from Hell                                                                               pepper cheese, green onion and cilantro with lime wedges
   Steak cut onion rings
                                                                                             Saute Station
Plat du jour                                                                                      Wagon wheel pasta sauteed to order with your choice of…
   Chicken enchiladas, Verde sauce with picante, sour cream, guacamole, lime wedges                o Basil chili cream sauce. guajillio chili sauce, diced tomato, green onion,
   Slow roasted bison carved to order with cherry bbq sauce                                           avocado, cilantro, garlic, black beans, roasted red, yellow pepper strips,
   Smokey black beans                                                                                 habanero sauce
   Chuck wagon corn
                                                                                             Salad bar
                                                                                             Western tossed salad with carrot slices, corn, halved cherry tomatoes
Soup Station
   Tortilla with salsa, jalapeño slices, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese                 Patisserie
   Texas beef chili                                                                          Fruit cobbler with prickly pear (V)
   Corn bread with jalapeño                                                                  Smore’s
    You Said … Answers to                                                                                                           Star Performers
       Your Comments
                                                             If you have a food allergy, especially to nuts of any kind, avoid
   Please bring back the Ms. Vicki’s Sea Salt and
    Cracked Pepper Chips (L.C-S.) The Spencer Grill          any food that is displayed with an orange-colored identification
       o Well, we feel much the same, but these            tag. Orange tags are used to especially notify diners of potential
         chips were discontinued by the                    allergens within a certain food. If you have a question regarding a
         manufacturer, not us. We continue to offer         specific allergen, please contact a Dining supervisor. We would
         a wide variety of other chip flavors which                     be pleased to assist you with a safe choice.
         we hope you will enjoy.

   Ever notice that the Almond Mocha Ice Cream
    lasts twice as long? That’s because no one likes
    it. (anon) The Marketplace
        o Actually, this particular ice cream is one of
           the better moving varieties. It does,
           however, have some problems with the                                                                                     Billy Gilbreaith, Marketplace Supervisor, (left)presents Brett Dunn (right) with
           almond bits catching in the dispenser and                                                                                    her certificate as Grinnell College Dining Service's Star Performer for the
           causing challenges. We have reduced this                                                                                                         period ending September 13, 2010
           particular variety in the number of times it         o
           will appear in our regular rotation. While                                                                              Six times each semester the supervisors of all Grinnell Dining
           the ice cream from our dispensers is                                                                                   departments gather to select our Star Performers during the prior
           extremely high quality (Schwan’s) its variety                                                                         few weeks. For the period ending September 13, 2010 Brett Dunn
           is limited to the five flavors (plus vanilla)                                                                           was selected as the student employee and Chris Meldrem was
           currently in our rotation.                                                                                                       chosen as the career staff Star Performers.

   Great Service! Friendly, great personality.
    (Vinny) Cute! (R.C.) The Spencer Grill
       o Yes, Vinny this one is just for you!
         Congratulations on being recognized by
         your peer for great service and a great

Comment sheets are available at The Marketplace and
The Spencer Grill. In The Marketplace, they are located
on the Honor G Grill display area. At The Spencer Grill,
they are located at each cash register. If you don’t see
them, just ask the cashier or checker! You can also             o
make a comment online through the Dining website at             o                                                                   Chef de Cuisine Laura Kaiser, CCC, (right) presents Chris Meldrem (left) with                                                                                      her certificate as Grinnell College Dining Service's Star Performer for the
                                                                                                                                                         period ending September 13, 2010
                           Coming Soon!
     1-3 – Family Weekend
                                                                                                                The Dietitian’s Corner
     5 – Nutrition “101” (see page 2 for details)                                                                                   Choosing Healthy Snacks
     8 – Admissions Weekend                                                                        Is snacking bad for me?
     12 – RD Ed                                                                                    No! Snacking is great to help you feel more energetic. The trick is to only snack when you are truly hungry and to choose your
                                                                                                   snacks wisely. Most individuals need to eat something every 4 hours to keep their blood sugar levels steady.
     14 – OutTakes closes for Fall Break (10 p.m.)
                                                                                                   Will snacking help me to eat less at mealtimes?
     15 – The Spencer Grill closes for Fall Break (4 p.m.)                                         It might. It takes 20 minutes for your brain to register that you are full after eating. This is why a small snack about 20 minutes
     16-23 The Marketplace on Fall Break Hours (see listing on page 3)                             before mealtimes could lead to your eating less during the meals.

     24 – Regular service hours return to The Marketplace and The Spencer Grill                    How many calories should a snack contain?
                                                                                                   If your next meal is going to be within 1 or 2 hours, you should choose a snack with
     26 – Western Roundup (5-8 p.m.)                                                               50-100 calories. If your next meal won’t be for more than 2 hours, 150-200 calories would be appropriate.
     31 – Halloween                                                                                What foods are best for snacks?
                                                                                                   Think of snacks as extra nutritional insurance. Very few people get all of the whole-grain, vegetable, fruit, and dairy products that
                                                                                                   they should from their meals. Snacks are a way to make up for these deficits. Snacks that contain protein and/or fiber will keep

                            Quips and Quotes
                                                                                                   you full for a longer period of time. No one should say, “My diet is really lacking in cookies; so, I better eat a few.”
                                                                                                   So, should I never eat a cookie again?
                                                                                                   Cookies are great. If you tell yourself that you’ll never eat a cookie again for as long as you may live, you’ll eat an entire bag when
                                                                                                   you’re having a bad day, and then beat yourself up emotionally for it. Try to eat your cookie at the same time that you’re eating
                                                                                                   something more healthful, like a piece of fruit, and don’t make it an everyday occurrence. It’s also important to plan your snacks
Misfortune has built all the great sages. It was through great difficulties that they were         whenever possible. Most of us have eaten things that we otherwise wouldn’t have, had we not been so hungry. Make sure to
enlightened. Do not depend on good fortune. Depend on your own virtuous personality                pack some healthy snacks when you know that you have a busy day ahead of you.
and normal life to make you the final winner.         ~ Hua Ching Ni                               Will I still be satisfied if I start to choose healthy snacks?
                                                                                                   Hopefully you will. The key to staying satisfied is finding snacks with similar characteristics of your favorite foods. For instance, if
                                                                                                   you usually reach for potato chips, it might be the crunchiness or the salt that you enjoy. Whole-grain crackers with cheese might
I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may be little things, but usually they         be a suitable replacement. If you replace a cookie with an energy bar, you could save yourself 4 grams of fat, while adding 8
make the difference between winning and losing.                 ~Kareem Abdul-Jabbar               grams of protein.
                                                                                                   What are some healthy snacks that I could try?
Charity is the power of defending that which we know to be indefensible. Hope is the               ▪   String cheese and whole-grain crackers
                                                                                                   ▪   Nonfat yogurt mixed with fresh fruit and granola
power of being cheerful in circumstances which we know to be desperate.                            ▪   Cereal and milk
                                                                                                   ▪   Cut-up fruit or vegetables with yogurt dip
                                                                ~G.K. Chesterton                   ▪   Light microwave popcorn with grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top
                                                                                                   ▪   Fat-free pudding cup
The only way to get positive feelings about yourself is to take positive actions. Man                                                                                           Britt McConnell, RD/LD, Consulting Dietitian
does not live as he thinks, he thinks as he lives.                                                                                                                                         Grinnell College Dining Services
                                                                ~Vaughan Quinn                                                                                                                                641-269-3661

The information contained in this publication is designed to be read on your computer. Due to
the use of various fonts and pictures, printing this publication may result in reduced                                        Grinnell Dining Services Management
readability.                                                                                       Dick Williams – Director of Dining Services
By not printing this publication, you are assisting Grinnell College Dining Services in its goal   Jeanette Moser – Associate Director (Marketplace Operations)
to reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible. Thanks for helping us remain as “green”         Mary Kirk – Assistant Director (Retail Operations)
as possible!                                                                                       Terry Waltersdorf F.M.P. – Assistant Director (Purchasing, Promotion, Sanitation)
                                                                                                   Scott Turley C.E.C. – Executive Chef and Chief Culinary Officer

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