College Chefs // Changing College Dining

College Chefs // Changing College Dining


Attention all fraternities: there is a catering company out there who serves to please solely you guys. College Chefs is a culinary business whose target market is Greek life. Currently, they are serving at over 30 campuses across the country, mostly in the mid-west, and had a 100 percent customer retention this past year. What’s interesting about this company is that they are a catering company run by chefs, so they know the food-service industry inside and out. I took part in a group phone interview with the company spokesman, Dave Tarrant, along with writers from all over including The University of Texas, University of Oklahoma, etc. who were representing the Odyssey.

The company was started actually by chance in Champagne, Illinois. There weren’t a lot of employment opportunities for high-end chefs, so they decided to reach out to a new customer base: The Greek student population of The University of Illinois. With the growing success there, they have expanded tremendously expanded and now work for 75 different Greek organizations all over.

As the interview began, Mr. Tarrant was initially asked about what the mission of College Chefs’ was. He articulated this as serving “the healthiest, freshest food to and eliminating all processed foods to fraternities and sororities.” Tarrant described the advantages of College Chefs over competing businesses: “The chefs cook everything from scratch and purchase only high-end quality ingredients. They work with the organization to coordinate a meal plan according to preference.” What’s makes them unique too is that the chefs come up with their own meals instead of following a specific plan, allowing much more flexibility. It also shows the company’s talent since it is much harder to cook from scratch. This is something pretty important to consider. Their chefs are willing to listen to your input and adjust the meal plan week-by-week. Each chapter’s meal plan is unique. And with chefs being managed by other chefs, you know they hold the taste of their food to the highest marks.

In the long run, College Chefs are trying to become a household name, to be the most desired catering company by Greeks and chefs. However, they are taking this one step at a time, completely dedicating themselves to their current customers. Tarrant stated the company’s promise to customers is to “never miss a meal, something they take very seriously.” If there are unexpected storms or crises that occur, the management promises to take care of it so that you guys never go hungry. I’d say that’s putting everything on the line.

              If you’re unhappy with how things are going with your kitchen staff, you can check out their Facebook page by searching “College Chefs”, or you can take a look at their website []. With fresh, healthy, and tasty meals that you get to help plan, I think we all could agree that College Chefs deserves a chance to be serving your chapter.

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Frat boys are a species of their own and here are some exciting gifts they will be ecstatic to receive!


What more do frat boys love than alcohol, partying, and just acting stupid? Here are some gifts that help fulfill all of those needs for the frat boy in your life!

1. Beer holster belt

Whats better than one beer? Six beers! This fashionable camouflage accessory can be used for tailgates, beach days, formals and everything in between.

Price: $8.49

2. Phone juul holder 

You know those cardholders everyone sticks on the back of their phones? Well, now a Juul holder for your phone is on the market! This will save your favorite frat boy from ever again losing his Juul!

Price: $10.98

3. Animal house poster 

This Animal House poster is a classic staple for any frat boy. This poster will compliment any frat house decor or lack thereof.

Price: $1.95

4. The American Fraternity book

Does the frat boy in your life need a good read for Thanksgiving or winter break? Look no farther, this will certainly keep his attention and give him a history lesson on American fraternity heritage and tradition.

Price: $28.46

5. Beer pong socks 

These snazzy socks featuring beer pong will be loved by any frat boy. As for the way to any frat boy's heart may, in fact, be beer pong.

Price: $12.00

6. Condom case

This condom carrying case will not only protect condoms from damage but also make frat boys more inclined to practice safe sex, which is a win-win situation!

Price: $9.99

7. Frat house candle

Ahhh yes, who does not like the smell of stale beer in a dark, musty frat house basement? Frat boys can make their apartment or bedroom back home smell like their favorite place with the help of this candle.

Price: $16.99

8. "Frat" sticker

Frat boys always need to make sure everyone around them knows just how "fratty" they are. This versatile stick can go on a laptop, car, water bottle, or practically anywhere their little hearts desire.

Price: $6.50

9. Natty Light t-shirt 

Even I will admit that this shirt is pretty cool. The frat boy in your life will wear this shirt at every possible moment, it is just that cool!

Price: $38.76-$41.11

10. Natty light fanny pack 

This fanny pack can absolutely be rocked by any frat boy. The built-in koozie adds a nice touch.

Price: $21.85

11. Bud Light Neon Beer Sign 

A neon beer sign will be the perfect addition to any frat boys bedroom.

Price: $79.99

12. Beer Opener

Although most frat boys' go to beers come in cans, this bottle opener will be useful for those special occasions when they buy nicer bottled beers.

Price: $7.99

13. Frat House Dr. Sign

Price: $13.99

Forget stealing random street signs, with this gift frat boys no longer have to do so.

14. Beer Lights 

Lights are an essential for any party and these will surely light up even the lamest parties.

Price: $17.19

Please note that prices are accurate and items in stock as of the time of publication. As an Amazon Associate, Odyssey may earn a portion of qualifying sales.

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