CulinArt Opens the Doors to a Tech-Driven, Food-First Dining Program in Stamford, CT - CulinArt Group

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CulinArt Opens the Doors to a Tech-Driven, Food-First Dining Program in Stamford, CT

STAMFORD, CONN., March 22, 2021 – CulinArt opened dining services at Charter Communications with three points of service, a Welcome Bag of snacks and treats dropped on 467 desks, and a cupcakes-and-cider toast allowing customers to meet our management team, including General Manager Diane Russo and Executive Chef Lindsay Romain. Charter, the provider of Spectrum phone, cable and Internet services, is CulinArt’s newest corporate dining account. A former tenant at One Stamford Forum, CulinArt’s CFE (Centers for Excellence) account just a few blocks away, many Charter employees were already keen on our quality food programs and hospitality-focused service, so when Charter moved to its brand new building on Washington Ave., CulinArt was a natural fit.

Our opening day program featured the full-service Charter Café, with an expansive Tuscan station, grill-to-order menu and a rotation of on-trend micro concepts at the Action station. Just one floor above is Craft Sandwiches, Salads and Bowls, with a robust menu of chef-crafted options and a full craft-your-own menu. The self-checkout Market is stocked with a variety of premium packaged snacks, bottled beverages, and a full line of CulinArt’s signature Quik Piks.

Customers place Café and Craft orders at one of the many Nextep order/pay kiosks or via the Eatify app, with one cashier-register in the Café for traditionalists or those looking to pay with cash. The technology allows guests to browse menus, customize orders, and schedule pickup, all in a safe, contactless environment. The 24/7 Market offers guests the use of Eatify Scan & Pay or a self-checkout register.

This is a multi-year project that will add 2 additional Markets, Pure Juice Bar and a barista bar over the next 12-18 months, and as population increases in the Charter Towers.

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What our clients are saying

“What a wonderful dinner we had tonight for our international families. The food was delicious and well presented as well.”

“Thank you for including me today in the food waste demonstration/[chef competition] and flattering me with the role of “judge.” I will proudly don the [Stop Food Waste Day] apron the next time I plan an “event” in our own kitchen. I think this is a very worthwhile cause and the statistics you read off are staggering. They, alone, can intimidate a home chef, let alone be the “driver’ for a professional one.”

“Thank you and your staff for all the care and thought you give CSW adults and students. You approach events with such care and elegance- I don’t know how you do it! Especially day after day. Please thank all your staff for their wonderful work and kind manner with all of us. Here is to a great year!”

“Many, and I do mean many, thanks for a great Parents Weekend.  I heard from so many happy parents and you all work very hard to make it happen.  In gratitude and kindness…”

“We are so thankful and so impressed by your immediate attention to our power outage. It was such a relief to see all the equipment and workers coming in within a few hours of the outage. Thank you for serving dinner to all [the] students in a very difficult circumstance. Please extend our thanks to your workers who braved cold weather to grill hamburgers and hotdogs.”

“With all the prep work from Winterim ramping up and classes continuing as usual, it's a busy time to be a Forman teacher. Imagine my delight, tired as I was, when I delved into the upscale-restaurant-quality chicken parmesan our dining hall served last night. Forman is all about support, and providing our students with a dinner of that quality is just as important a measure of support as anything that happens in a classroom.”

“I can’t thank your entire team enough for the outstanding service, food, displays, everything!  You are a master at detail, and because of that Adam and I were able to focus on the parents.  I know what a sacrifice pulling off a weekend like this means, we are so appreciative and grateful to you all for your talent and generosity.”

“I ALWAYS feel spoiled by the meal offerings at CSW (The Cambridge School of Weston) and am entirely grateful for it. As I eat today's delicious and lavish lunch (and think about yesterday's as well), I can't tell you how much I feel so well cared for here, both with the food and by the dining hall staff. CSW cares for us in so many ways, both big and small.”

“Thank You! Chef Budd [and team], you overcame a new online ordering system (and hundreds of labels daily!), provided creative and healthy menus, continued to connect with local farmers to incorporate locally sourced ingredients, and worked tirelessly to serve the school community on three campuses.  While it feels like you are all a little like the Wizard of Oz right now, working behind a curtain in a kitchen far away, we sense your smiles and your passion to deliver the best possible service during these trying times. We are all so grateful!”

“I will say that CulinArt has always been a very collaborative partner to T. Rowe Price, listening to our current needs and future goals and suggesting realistic and achievable strategies to meet those goals.  2020 was obviously no exception.  CulinArt also altered other areas of our OCS and pantry programs to create safer environments for all our associates. We can only thank you for your continued flexibility and innovative ideas through these difficult times.”

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