INITIAL RESULTS OF FOOD AND DRINK STUDY

Fantastic! Finally, an innovative and healthy concept...’ and ‘Good luck with the renovations, and great that you're involving students’. These are just two of the enthusiastic responses received in our survey on a new food and drink concept. Aimed at polling each campus population's preferred interior design, cuisines and local restaurateurs, the survey was conducted between 26 September and 12 October and completed by almost 5,000 students and staff. Both target groups were well represented and the results reflect a good spread across both the UvA and AUAS and all campuses.

CLEAR DIFFERENCES

An initial analysis of the food and drink survey reveals clear differences in taste between the campus locations and between UvA and AUAS respondents. This article presents the differences identified in a preliminary analysis. The definitive and campus-specific results will be reported shortly.

HEALTHY AND MEDITERRANEAN

At the larger on-campus restaurants, we plant to introduce food stands operated by various local restaurateurs who will be rotating among the respective UvA and AUAS locations. The survey has revealed a significant preference for healthy options, Mediterranean and Asian food and soup. UvA students and staff lean more towards Dutch cuisine, whereas their AUAS counterparts are more partial to snack foods. Respondents also provided a wealth of suggestions for local restaurateurs. Cormet Enjoy the good life, which will be supplying the new concept as from 1 January 2017, will be meeting with these local operators to discuss the possibilities.

JUNGLE AND INDUSTRIAL

The new interior design of the campus restaurants will also reflect the style selected in the survey. Most popular are the Urban Jungle and Urban Industrial styles. Again, there was some variation, with green spaces (Jungle) favoured more by students and staff at the UvA than those at AUAS