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Hot meals help students bear the brunt of cold, quarantine

PURCHASE, N.Y., Feb. 18, 2022— The students who remain quarantined at Keio Academy in Purchase, N.Y., are not going hungry—certainly not for food, though maybe for fresh air and some normalcy as they take classes remotely and endure a particularly frigid winter in the Northeast.

The CulinArt team, led by Hashim Abdel, director of dining services, and Henrick Chen, executive chef, has been preparing and delivering three meals a day to students housed in two main dorms for the better part of this school year. Meal components are prepared in the main kitchen, transported in insulated containers, and assembled in central areas in each dorm for students to take back to their rooms. Additional meals are prepared for commuter students, administrators, faculty and staff, who obtain them at the dining hall for consumption elsewhere.

“Keio takes quarantine seriously and has been requesting delivered meals on and off since the beginning of the pandemic,” says District Manager Hilary Ham. “Hashim, Henry, and their team do a fantastic job of packaging hot, creative meals to keep the students happy.”

Meal service primarily consists of Continental breakfast and hearty entrees for lunch and dinner—e.g., chicken parmigiana with spaghetti and braised kale; roasted chicken legs with steamed rice and salad; or beef chili with Cheddar cheese nachos, avocado crème, and roasted broccoli.

Team members are also delivering Market items—snacks, beverages, personal items—to students ordering them via the Eatify app. Abdel says that approx. 30 students place orders that are delivered from the Market each day.

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  • February 18, 2022
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“What a wonderful dinner we had tonight for our international families. The food was delicious and well presented as well.”

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