Fresh Ideas cooked up a plan to give students what they’ve been asking for.
Students who can’t make it to Stamper during regular hours have been asking for extended hours. In an effort to help, Fresh Ideas opened 1833 Bistro, a pizzeria located in the student union open Monday through Thursday from 7pm-11pm.
This doesn’t exactly solve the problem. “It’s difficult to get students into the union,” said Justin White, the new director of Fresh Ideas.
The solution? Beginning November 14, the pizzeria will begin delivering to residential halls.
Delivery and carry-out will be available during the same times the dine-in location is open.
To qualify for delivery the order must be at least $10 and there is a $3 delivery charge. For liability reasons, 1833 is only accepting flex points. Two forms of identification will be required when receiving your pizza.
Orders of $60 or more must be placed 24 hours in advance.
When your order is ready somebody from the bistro will call you and in a matter of minutes your pie will arrive via golf cart to the front door of your building.
“The students must meet our delivery person at the door. They are not to come into the building,” said Chef David Shanteau, who created 1833 Bistro’s menu.
Shanteau has been busy perfecting the pizza dough throughout that fall semester. He selected topping choices based on local competitors.
“Much of the menu was developed around what students were eating at Stamper Dining Hall,” Shanteau said.
Delivery starts only two days before Thanksgiving break. “This way we have the break to iron out any problems,” said White.
They are hoping to have everything worked out by finals week, as they will expect a large amount of orders.
White and Chef David encourage students to try out the menu and leave any feedback on the Stamper Dining Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/StephensDining.
“Anything the students have to say is welcome. It is for them,” said White.