upcoming meetings

January 5-6, 2015

Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference

In cooperation with University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Kentucky State University,and Kentucky Department of Agriculture

January 26, 2015

Assessing the UK Dining Market, Producer and Processor Workshop

  • Fayette County Extension Office
    1140 Red Mile Place, Lexington, KY 40504
    (Phone: 859-257-5582)

  • 9:00-4:00 p.m.

  • On July 1, Aramark became the contract manager for the University of Kentucky food services, doing business as UK Dining. UK Dining has embraced the contract provision to buy $1.8 million of Kentucky Proud and local food products in its fi rst year, with plans for growth each year. This is a challenging goal for UK Dining and a great opportunity for local farmers and food processors. But it will also be a challenge for the local food industry to meet the quality and business requirements of UK Dining.

  • Want to learn more? If so, join us and at this workshop you will learn what UK Dining requires of its food vendors, how to develop a food safety plan, how to get GAP certifi ed and how much liability insurance you will need.

  • You’ll also learn about business procedures and even who to contact at UK Dining and its supplier partners (Sysco and Piazza Produce).

  • This workshop is sponsored by the UK Food Connection and the UK Cooperative Extension Service.

  • UK Dining will provide a local foods lunch.

  • Contact Lee Meyer email:lee.meyer@uky.edu;
    phone: 859-257-7276 for more information

  • Contact Sarah Lovett email:sarah.lovett@uky.edu;
    phone: 859- 218-4382 to register