Questions exist regarding dining decisions at Highlands

Questions exist regarding dining decisions at Highlands

Greggory Karnes

GHC is currently seeking a new provider for its 2013 food services.

According to Renva Watterson, GHC’s interim president, Allmora and its parent company Old Fashion Foods Inc., who currently provide catering and vending services, have opted out of renewing their contracts with GHC.

According to Rob Whitaker, vice president of finance and administration, the company took a great risk due to “lack of guaranteed revenue” when it started providing catering and vending services in the 2011 fall semester. Allmora has suffered an estimated $30,000 loss on its operations at GHC. Due to legal conditions, Allmora could not comment on the subject.

Whitaker says the college is looking into ways the in which it can provide food and vending services in the future. Whitaker also notes the possibility of students working for the café in the spring semester. It is unclear if this would be a work study opportunity, or open to any student.

According to the Floyd County Public Health Inspection website, on Oct. 2, the Floyd campus’ Charger Café failed it’s first inspection of the year with a score of 64. Due to this unsatisfactory score, another inspection took place on Oct. 17, this time resulting in a redeeming score of 93.