June 2020

Adapting Menus To Student

By |June 15th, 2020|

Our Algoma University Café team takes great pride in our ability to provide students with amazing scratch prepared meals, made fresh every day using locally sourced ingredients.

Our student feedback drives customized menu selections.  At Algoma one popular example is our authentic Jerk Chicken, as requested by our students and provided by Chef John Holland its popularity has now earned it the status of becoming an every week menu feature.

This story began with students (Chavannay, Angie, Lexine pictured above with Chef John) wanting to compliment and thank Chef John for his amazing work on a classic BBQ chicken special which he had provided. They asked Chef if he could make Jerk Chicken to help remind International students from Jamaica, of home.

For the culinary team, home is the feeling we want to emulate for our students, and what better way of doing so, than providing them with fresh meals, made from scratch. We understand that students sometimes have the feeling of being homesick and want to be able to taste fresh food that reminds them of home and brings some comfort.

Chef John provides the openness and social media avenues for Algoma students as well as our staff to be able to freely communicate with him and request any type of meal they would like because, in his words, we wouldn’t be a “Happy Kitchen if we didn’t do just that”.

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April 2016

We Heart Pulses

By |April 6th, 2016|

Visit our “Healthy” page to see how you can add pulses to your daily meals!

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January 2016

What’s hot and healthy in the culinary forecast

By |January 4th, 2016|

Every year chef’s predict what will be the hot trends in restaurants in the National Restaurant Association’s ‘What’s Hot Chef Survey’. Last year’s big trend was Siracha Chili Sauce! The new ketchup? This Thai condiment found it’s way into a variety of restaurant menus…maybe even into your kitchen? Watch for more of these hot ingredients and trends offered at your cafe!

Visit the link below to read all the healthy tips!
http://algoma.icaneat.ca/healthy/

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December 2015

Mindful Eating

By |December 7th, 2015|

Over indulge at social gatherings? Eat food because it is ‘there’ not because you are hungry? Mindless eating is when you eat without focusing on the act of eating. Mindful eating, on the other hand, is when you use all your senses while eating, with no judgement. Read our i can eat “healthy” page for 5 tips to create mindful eating habits!
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January 2015

did you know?

By |January 27th, 2015|

Making healthy snacking choices can help avoid the mid day slump. Include protein at snacks as it takes longer to digest and helps keep you feeling full longer. Yogurt topped with fresh fruit or a handful of heart healthy nuts can help curb those hunger pangs.

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did you know?

By |January 27th, 2015|

Eating foods as close to their natural state as possible is a good rule to follow. Grilled chicken or fish trump deli meat, whole grain breads trump white breads, block cheese portions trump cream cheese. Design your own healthy sandwich at the Deli bar and top with leafy greens and tomato slices to get your veggies.

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did you know?

By |January 27th, 2015|

The salad table can provide all 4 food groups. 1 cup (250 mL) of leafy dark greens equals one veggie choice, ½ cup of quinoa, couscous or rice salad offer a grain choice, 2 hard boiled eggs, ¼ cup of nuts and seeds provide a non- meat protein choice, 1 ½ oz of cheese provides a dairy choice. Dress your salad with olive oil and flavoured vinegars instead of creamy dressing if you want to cut calories.

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did you know?

By |January 27th, 2015|

When you include at least 1 fruit or 1 veggie serving at meals and snacks you can meet your daily fruit and veggie requirements. That’s 7-8 servings per day- 1 piece of fruit, a ½ cup (125 mL) of veggies. Reach for fruit and veggies to help curb the sugar cravings.

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