outside Refectory on a snowy campus

Great Food at Leeds Update, February 2021

The Great Food at Leeds (GFaL) team is continuing to support staff and students on campus and those who live in University-managed accommodation.

Over the last couple of months, the Refectory has been busy not only providing food but also as a location for an asymptomatic testing centre on campus.

While many of us were quietening down to enjoy a well-deserved break over Christmas, the GFAL team were preparing for the arrival of international students on campus. The team not only delivered over 300 self-isolation food packs over the festive period but also ensured that the new students had the best possible experience, with pre-arranged socially distanced activities, including online food demonstrations and easy to follow cooking recipes.

As further lockdown restrictions came into place in early January, the GFAL team continue to provide a high level of service to staff and students with The Refectory, operating 7 days a week, (Mon – Fri: 8.00 am -6.00 pm, and Sat-Sun: 10.00 am – 2.00 pm) providing a wide selection of hot and cold meals to Meal Plan students, as well as staff and students that remain on campus.

Outlets such as The Edit Room (Edward Boyle Library) and Café 7 (Worsley Building) also remain open in key areas throughout the week, to support the work and study of essential staff and students.

Standing still is no option for Great Food at Leeds as the team continue to develop the café concepts for the new Sir William Henry Bragg and Esther Simpson buildings. Next month, Great Food at Leeds will be holding workshops with key stakeholders from the Business School, School of Law and the LUU representatives to consult on the naming of the café in the Esther Simpson building.

Read February updates from across the Facilities Directorate:

FD Bulletin, February 2021. Foreword by Dennis Hopper

Facilities Directorate Update, February 2021

Facilities Directorate Support Services Update, February 2021

Campus Support Services Update, February 2021

Estate Services Update, February 2021

Sustainability Services Update, February 2021

Residential Services Update, February 2021

Conferencing Update, February 2021

Great Food at Leeds Update, February 2021

Sport and Physical Activity Update, February 2021