School of Medicine’s Shell Café to undergo renovation

The 35-year-old kitchen and the serving lines at the McDonnell Sciences Shell Café will undergo a major three-month renovation starting May 21. New freezer capacity, improved dry storage, more adequate catering space, new high-tech ovens and a special pizza oven are just a few of the changes being initiated.

More space for preparation and more modern equipment will greatly improve the food variety and quality offered, said Walt Davis, assistant vice chancellor and assistant dean for facilities operations at the School of Medicine.

Aramark will be operating temporary service in the south portion of the Shell Café serving area, serving continental and hot breakfast and lunch, including the full-service salad bar, entrees, hot sandwiches, grab-n-go sandwiches and salads, beverages and snacks. Food preparation will take place at another of Aramark’s facilities and shuttled to the Shell Cafe. In addition, outdoor barbecues are planned during the renovation period.

To add some excitement to the array of menu offerings during the period of temporary food service, Aramark will add an “Exhibition Station” feature to the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center Starbucks deli. The station will be set up in the dining room and will feature such items as an Italian feast station, carving station, bruschetta bar and burrito station, to name a few.

Visit for information on menu selections, hours of service and construction updates. For more information, contact Nick Dochwat or Siena Cargas at 362-3243.