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The overall aim of this study was to investigate the views of students to on-campus catering, student preferences with food and to gather information and opinions on the current catering provision in a large third level educational institution. The survey sought to acertain factors influencing the type of food eaten by students, the type of establishments frequented for food, spend trends, how far students would walk to purchase food, the meal most frequently purchased during the college day, and factors important to students when eating out while at college. A questionnaire was administered to all students.
A comprehensive investigation of existing trends in the food and beverage sector in general and on-campus is provided in this study analysis in a literature review. The results show that there is a need to provide good quality catering at a value price on-campus throughout the day and evening during the academic year.
Hackett, G. and Melia, D. (2016) Investigating the Views of Students to On-Campus Catering in a Third Level Educational Institution. EuroCHRIE, 26th - 28th October 2016 - Budapest Metropolitan University, Budapest, Hungary.