Pacific’s Food Truck Arrives on Campus
A food truck that will be used to serve students on the Stockton South Campus and at special events at University of the Pacific will be unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon Nov. 10, 2010 on the east side of the Don and Karen DeRosa University Center. After the ceremony, samples of some of the menu items at the truck will be offered.
The exterior of the truck was designed by Pacific student Aaron Davis, who will be at the ceremony to discuss his design.
The truck will be put into service on Thursday and will be parked from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every school day near the Jeanette Powell Art Center so that students attending classes there can get breakfast, lunch and snacks without worrying about how to get to the eateries in the DeRosa Center and back between classes.
"We are hoping that the food truck will make life a little easier on those students who have back-to-back classes on the South Campus," said Sia Mohsenzadegan, general manger for Bon Appétit's Stockton campus operations. "It's nearly two-thirds of a mile from the arts buildings to the DUC, and trying to walk, skateboard or even bicycle that, buy food, and then make it back to your next class is a challenge."
The food truck was built during the summer. Bon Appétit then held a design contest where students could submit artwork for the truck and students voted on their favorite design. The winner, Davis, received a $1,000 scholarship.
The truck will offer a variety of gourmet foods, from breakfast sandwiches to smoked brisket. Students will be able to use their dining points, as well as credit cards, debit cards and cash. A full menu can be found online at http://www.sustainablediningatpacific.com/e.a.t./index.html.