Forward Together: Dining Services by Aramark

A student purchases a meal at Chick-fil-A in Berns

As part of our commitment to the well-being of the students, faculty, and staff we maintain processes and protocols to help ensure the safety of campus dining operations at all times.

Cleaning & Sanitation

  • CLEANING: Our sanitation standards are industry-leading and designed to ensure that all equipment, service wares and physical spaces are maintained at the highest level of cleanliness.  Our products (detergents, sanitizers and disinfectants) have the highest possible efficacy ratings and each associate receives extensive and ongoing training to guide them through specific cleaning requirements for every station and space.
  • HIGH TOUCH CLEANING:As part of our efforts to maintain the safest possible environments, each location has identified  the surfaces and items that warrant more frequent cleaning and sanitation, such as table tops, door handles, light switches, condiment stations, stair rails, etc.
  • EQUIPMENT: All equipment utilized in cleaning and sanitation, including dishwashers and chemical dispensers are checked multiple times per day for correct temperatures, concentrations and functionality.

Health Guidelines

  • HAND HYGIENE:  The most important safeguard against spreading germs has always been proper hand hygiene.  We have provided our students and guests with hand wash stations, hand sanitizer, ‘no-touch’ service options and targeted signage and communication to promote hand hygiene. Our employees receive substantial and ongoing training on proper hand hygiene and the appropriate use of gloves, as well as a schedule of mandatory hand washing.
  • FACIAL COVERINGS: Our facial covering policy will remain aligned with University policy and current CDC guidance (and additional adjustments will be made as conditions continue to improve).
  • EMPLOYEE HEALTH: Before starting work, each employee confirms daily that they are not experiencing any symptoms of illness (coughing, fever, shortness of breath, etc.).

Product Safety

  • VENDORS & SUPPLIERS: All suppliers must pass stringent safety and sanitation requirements to gain and maintain approval to be a vendor to Aramark.
  • FOOD SAFETY: Aramark standards for food receipt, storage, handling and preparation are detailed and specific. Each step of the process is monitored and documented so that quality, temperature control, and contamination risks are managed at all times.

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Methodist University and Methodist University Dining Services are committed to the safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff. Dining Services has implemented additional safety processes and protocols to help ensure the safety of campus operations.

Students should practice the community expectations and policies for social distancing, face covering and cleaning protocols when entering and exiting all campus dining locations.


Questions? Contact us at forward@methodist.edu, our dedicated email address for COVID-19 communications.