Food Advisory Board

Food Advisory Board

Applications for WINTER TERM are CLOSED:

OPENING: Monday January 7, 2019!

Food Advisory Board

The Food Advisory (FAB) is made up of a number of sub-committee groups of Waterloo students and UW Food Service staff members.  The committee as a whole is committed to meeting 3 times a term to assess and evaluate UW Food Services based off their chosen subcommittee topics. Based off their research they make recommendations and influence changes within the Food Service Departments.  At the same time, commit to outreach program activities (e.g. cooking shows, cultural events involving or highlighting Food Services, educational programming related to Food Services).

Mandatory Meeting Dates:

  • Wed., Jan. 30 – 4:30 to 6:30 pm - CMH, Great Hall
  • Wed., Feb. 27 – 4:30 to 6:30 pm - CMH, Great Hall
  • Thurs., Mar. 21 – 4:30 to 7:30 pm - Village One, Great Hall

Subcommittee Information for Winter 2019

Traveling Tummies: A six member subcommittee made up of one Staff Advisor and five Waterloo students who compare specific UW Food Service locations with another local College or University eateries.  You will decide as a group on a suitable travel date, travel in the Food Services van to the location.  You will base your evaluation off of a predetermined list of criteria (e.g. Food selection, service, price…) and compare to UW Food Service locations.  The group will collectively develop a final presentation and present it to the full committee during the final meeting. All cost of travel covered by UW Food Services.

Mystery Shoppers: A six member subcommittee made up of one Staff Advisor and five Waterloo students who go to specific UW Food Service locations at a certain time to assess a variety predetermined criteria (e.g. Food selection, service, price…).  The group will develop a final presentation and present their findings and recommendations to the full committee during the final meeting.  Costs accumulated will be reimbursed with receipts to a specified dollar amount.

Environmental Promotions:  A six member subcommittee up of one Staff Advisor and five Waterloo students who want to make an environmental difference by designing a small campaign to promote UW Food Services sustainability initiatives such as our Eco-container program, biodegradable straws and stir sticks & our reusable cutlery/dishes.  A small budget can be provided for printing or sign holders.

Social Media Influencers: A six member subcommittee made up of one Staff Advisor and five Waterloo students who enjoy spreading news through their personal social media channels – Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.  These members would actively and positively document their regular eating patterns at UW Food Service locations, and tag us in all posts.  A minimum of 10 posts per member spread over the Fall Term. The group will collectively develop a final presentation on their findings from their posts (e.g. what types of photos get more ‘likes’, what was the better time of day to post…) and present it to the full committee at the final meeting.  Costs accumulated will be reimbursed with receipts to a specified dollar amount.

Honorarium

  • $100 in meal plan dollars on your WatCard for attending all 3 meetings, actively engaging and completing your subcommittee research, and presenting your findings.
  • Dinner will be provided at each meeting
  • Reference letter provided

Apply Here!

Applications OPEN Mon., Jan 7 to Sun., Jan 20

Chosen FAB members will be notified by Monday, Jan. 21 2019

If you have any questions, please contact:

Micaela Kelly
Food Advisory Board Chair
mbuchneachew@uwaterloo.ca

FAB Terms of Reference