Signature Series: Sandwiches & Wraps

Operators share customers' favorite deli-inspired items.

Santa Fe Turkey Wrap
Union Public Schools, Tulsa, Okla.

At the district’s new Union Collegiate Academy there are nine different dining concepts to tempt students, including a deli and panini grill. Eli Huff, executive chef/culinary operations coordinator, says to satisfy students’ desire for customization, the deli is set up like a Subway; however, there are base sandwiches and wraps the kids can build on. One that has really caught on is the Santa Fe Turkey Wrap.

“You open up your 12-inch wrap, put in your turkey, jack cheese and our own chipotle ranch dressing and that’s the basis for the meal requirements,” says Huff. “Then we let the kids add on whatever they want to, be it roasted vegetables, jalapenos, olives, tomatoes, lettuce, etc. It’s been so popular that we offer it in two locations now. We also offer the wrap for grab and go.” 

Read full recipe

More From FoodService Director

Industry News & Opinion

University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., has replaced a fajita bar in one of its dining halls with a superfoods bar, Tommie Media reports.

Aiming to provide more options for athletes and students with dietary restrictions, the new bar offers diners a choice of protein with a variety of toppings, such as beans, fruit, couscous and quinoa.

The superfoods bar has made a few appearances on campus since it was first tried for the school’s football players last summer.

“Word of mouth is getting out, and every day I get a few more people,” Ryan Carlson, a cook at the...

Sponsored Content
gluten free diet

From Stouffer’s.

A large part of menuing allergen-friendly cuisine is deciding which gluten-free items to serve.

In particular, college dining hall operators must decide whether to make gluten-free items in-house or to order gluten-free items from a manufacturer. Some factors to consider are: the size of the university, the demand for gluten-free options,and the ability to have separate gluten-free storage and workspaces in the university dining hall kitchen.

According to FoodService Director , 77% of college and university operators purchase their gluten-free...

Industry News & Opinion

Reading Hospital in West Reading, Pa., is using robots to help deliver patient meals, BCTV reports.

The eight robots, named TUGs, will be used to transport meals from the hospital’s nutrition services department to patient floors at Reading HealthPlex for Advanced Surgical & Patient Care.

Moving at three miles per hour, the robots will follow preprogrammed routes to the HealthPlex, where room ambassadors will remove room service carts from the TUGs and deliver them to patients. The TUGs will then return to nutrition services with dirty dishes for cleaning.

The...

Industry News & Opinion

Sodexo has partnered with fast casual Blaze Pizza to offer the chain’s signature pizzas, salads, beverages and desserts at select venues served by Sodexo, including colleges and universities.

Bill Lacey, senior vice president of marketing at Sodexo, said that Blaze’s growth in the fast-casual sector drove the partnership. Blaze opened its first unit in 2012 near the University of California at Irvine. Its pizzas are flash fired, cooking in under 180 seconds, according to the chain—a selling point for busy customers.

FSD Resources