Woody’s at Georgia Tech receives menu face-lift

The dining hall will focus on local ingredients and will feature different lunch and dinner menus.

ATLANTA—Fresh Squared is a new menu option that will be launched at Woodruff Dining Hall starting this fall semester.   An official tasting was held Wednesday, July 22.

“We’re not renovating the current Woodruff,” said Ericlee Reed, the Residence Dining Executive Chef, referring to Georgia Tech’s plan to build a new West Campus dining hall in 2017.  While the actual construction has not been planned yet, money from the existing budget has been allocated to improving food quality.  “It’s going to have a different feel in flavor from its look and the menu and presentation.

This new program will feature distinct lunch and dinner menus. “We’re still going to have your favorites but we’re trying to expand the offerings at these stations.” said Brian Losonsky, the Resident Dining Director.  For example, the deli option at the Wednesday preview consisted of a choice between two specialty sandwiches that already served on a plate along with the pre-existing salad bar.

In addition, Woodruff will be using more local ingredients in its food.  “Right now we buy about 45% local, ”Reed said.  They now plan is to source 65% of produce and meats from local providers.  For example, a salad served on the day of the tasting consisted of hydroponic and pesticide-free lettuce from the R & G Farm in Dublin, Georgia.