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Sep 2018

FOOD@HKU - Opening of New Dining Facilities

After a long wait, I am pleased to announce that the following dining facilities, operate by Sodexo (Hong Kong) Ltd., are scheduled to open starting from next week :

Social Kitchen – Bay View
LG/F, 6 Sassoon Road
Opening: 8:00 a.m., September 26, 2018 (Wed)

EAT (Union Restaurant)
4/F Haking Wong Building
Opening: 11:00 a.m., September 27, 2018 (Thu)

Dockside (Cyperport Phase IV)
L2, Block A, Phase IV, Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road
Opening: 8:00 a.m., September 28, 2018 (Fri)

Social Kitchen – Ho Tim
Jockey Club Student Village I, 91 Pokfulam Road
Opening: 11:30 a.m., October 2, 2018 (Tue)

Social Kitchen - Jockey Club Student Village II
Jockey Club Student Village II,109 Pokfulam Road
Opening: 11:30 a.m., October 2, 2018 (Tue)

Please visit hku.sodexomyway.com and www.cedars.hku.hk/catering for details of the new catering concepts, food offerings as well as latest promotions and events.   

The new catering outlets will go CASHLESS entirely.  The following payment methods will be accepted:
Visa, Master, Octopus*, Apple Pay, Google Pay
Soon to come - WeChat Pay and Alipay
*Top up service available at outlets

The rest of the new dining facilities will open by stage in the coming months.  Please contact the Catering Team at catering@cedars.hku.hk should you have any inquiry or need advice on campus catering services.

Once again we appreciate your patience over the past few months and hope you’ll enjoy the new dining experience!

<21.09.2018>

 

News on Campus Catering Services (Sep 2018)

Welcome back after the long Summer!  Also a warm welcome to all freshmen for joining the HKU Family!

The University offers  a wide range of  food and beverage services to the University community.  In the new academic year, the University will partner with Sodexo (Hong Kong) Limited to deliver new catering concepts (Sodexo’s New Dining Booklet) in 10 outlets by phases. Please click here for information on all of the catering outlets on campus.


1. News and Updates

Webpage - http://cedars.hku.hk/catering
Food@HKU Mobile App – download the iOS or Android version of this mobile app and stay tuned to news update and latest offerings


2. Temporary Pop-up Food Counters

As the new catering outlets are still undergoing renovation , there are pop-up food counters at various locations in the Main Campus, Centennial Campus, and Sassoon Road Campus to provide interim catering services at the beginning of the semester.  Click  here for the locations of the pop-up counters and the menu offering.


3. Bring your HKU ID Card

Catering service on campus is for the University community . As we are expecting a surge in service demand at the start of the academic year, the following patronage arrangement will be strictly enforced in all eateries with dine-in area .  

Only patrons with a valid HKU ID or relevant identifications will be served during rush hours of:
8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Mon – Fri, except Saturday and University Holidays)


4. Ditch Disposable - Say goodbye to disposable plastic straws!

As part of the UNIfy: Skip the Straw campaign at Hong Kong universities, The University endorsed the Policy on disposable plastic straws to remove disposable plastic straws at campus catering outlets. The policy will go into effect on September 3, 2018.  As noted in the policy, exceptions may be permitted in health-related or other emergency situations. Check out the Sustainability Office’s Ditch Disposable website for more details.  For freshmen who have already received a complimentary stainless steel straw in your orientation pack, remember to bring-your-own-straw and save the environment!

<01.09.2018>

 

Upward Price Adjustment

The University has approved the upward price adjustment of the following outlets.  Please check the hyperlinks for the updated offerings of the respective outlets.

1. BIJAS Vegetarian (Effective Date: September 1, 2018)
2. Delifrance (Effective Date: September 3, 2018)
3. SUBWAY – Main Campus and Sassoon Road Campus (Effective Date: September 3, 2018)

<01.09.2018>

Aug 2018

Updates on Catering Service (August 2018)

1. Continuation of the Operation of Main Library Coffee Shop (Starbucks Coffee)

In anticipation of the delay in the opening of the new catering outlets at the Main Campus in the new academic year, an arrangement has been made to continue the operation of the Main Library Coffee Shop, currently run by Starbucks Coffee, until May 31, 2019. The new catering concept at the same location, which is to be delivered by the new caterer Sodexo, will commence its operation in August 2019. A new price list equivalent to 30% off the existing downtown retail price of Starbucks will apply commencing August 23, 2018.   


2. Interim Catering Provision in September 2018

As the new catering outlets are still undergoing renovation by the new caterer and will not be able to open in time at the beginning of the academic year, temporary food counters will be set up at five different locations in the Main Campus, Centennial Campus and the Sassoon Road Campus. Operation of the temporary pop-up food counters will end progressively following the opening of the new catering outlets. The locations and opening hours of the counters are listed as follows. Please refer HERE for details of the pop-up counters and the updated food offers.

OPERATOR

LOCATION

OPENING HOURS

SERVICE COMMENCEMENT

Sodexo

Haking Wong Podium, 4/F Haking Wong Building

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Mon – Fri), except Public Holiday

August 22, 2018

Sodexo

G/F Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus (near BIJAS Vegetarian)

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Mon – Fri), except Public Holiday

August 22, 2018

Sodexo

G/F Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research (HKJCBIR)

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Mon – Fri), except Public Holiday

August 22, 2018

Sodexo

Fan Pui Garden, LG/F William M.W. Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road (near SUBWAY)

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Mon – Fri), except Public Holiday

August 22, 2018

Pizza Express

Haking Wong Podium, 4/F Haking Wong Building

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Mon – Fri), except Public Holiday

August 22, 2018

Maxim’s

G/F Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre
(counter near CYMAC G01)

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Mon – Fri), except Public Holiday

August 27, 2018


Together with the temporary solution, the provision of services at the existing catering outlets will be enhanced to meet the high demands at the beginning of the semester.  It is foreseeable that catering outlets in different locations would become very crowded and users may need to spend extra time for lunch during the peak hours.  We appreciate your patience during the interim period.  

<20.08.2018>


Temporary Closure of Fong Shu Chuen Amenities Centre Restaurant

Fong Shu Cheun Restaurant will be temporarily closed on August 4, 2018 (Sat) for maintenance work conducted by Estate Office. 

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.   

<02.08.2018>




 June 2018

Interim Catering Service at the Sassoon Road Campus - July and August 2018

1.   During the closure and renovation of the Bay View Restaurant at 6 Sassoon Road, temporary lunch box service will be provided with details as follows. 


*July 3 – July 20, 2018 (Mon to Fri only) 
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Assembly Hall (Podium Level, 6 Sassoon Road)
(Note: Cash ONLY; Limited seats available in the Assembly Hall)

*July 23 – August 31, 2018 (Mon to Fri only)
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Games Room (Podium Level, 6 Sassoon Road)
(Note: Cash ONLY; Takeaway only)

Menu
Click here for daily menu (August 1 - 22, 2018)

*The sustainability of the temporary service provision is subjected to demand.


2.   The Fan Pui Garden Catering Outpost (SUBWAY) at 21 Sassoon Road will maintain service from Monday to Saturday. Please refer to our HERE for the opening hours.  

<30.06.2018>


Reminder and Updates on Catering Service Interruption


Apart from the above outlets, all other catering facilities on campus will remain opened.  Please refer to the following link for details.

http://www.cedars.hku.hk/catering/news/2018CateringSummerOperation.pdf

In the meantime, we are working with the existing caterers and the new caterer for potential enhancement of service and temporary catering arrangement during the mobilization period.  We are hoping to conclude the contract with the new caterer and announce the details by first week of July.

Should you have any enquiry, please contact the Catering Team at catering@cedars.hku.hk.

<26.06.2018>


May 2018

Summer Opening Hours of Catering Outlets 2018 [Revised on June 26, 2018]

Please refer to the following link for the special opening hours / arrangement of campus catering outlets in Summer 2018. 
Summer 2018 Opening Hours of Campus Catering Outlets (PDF)

Should you have any query regarding the above arrangement, please feel free to contact the Catering Team at catering@cedars.hku.hk.

Thank you for your attention.

<26.06.2018>

 
Catering: Interruption of Catering Services During Summer

You may be aware that the University had engaged a professional consultancy to conduct a holistic review on campus catering services back in 2017.  The consultancy report, which suggested a new approach to campus catering services, was discussed and endorsed by the Committee on Catering in October 2017.  The initiative also formed part of the SMARTER@HKU Programme.

The procurement strategy is to seek the appointment of a “parent caterer” to operate and manage the future services on campus in a phased approach. We are now in the process of a tender exercise for phase one which covers the following 10 operations. We hope to be able to engage this “parent caterer“  by June 2018.  It is anticipated that the mobilization and possible change over of service provider(s) will be carried out during the summer break to minimize impact on the university community.  Please refer to the schedule below for the potential service interruption during the transition period. 

Catering Facilities Service Interruption Commencing
Ho Tim Hall Restaurant 31.05.2018
Jockey Club Student Village II Restaurant 31.05.2018
Grove Cafe 25.06.2018
Super Super Congee and Noodles 21.06.2018
Union Restaurant 30.06.2018
Cyberport Phase IV Staff Canteen 30.06.2018
Main Library (Old Wing) Coffee Shop To be announced
Main Campus Catering Outpost IV To be announced
Bay View Restaurant To be announced
Stanley Ho Sports Centre Kiosk (SHSCK) To be announced

More information on the parent caterer, the service delivery and  expected commencement date of new services will be announced in due course .  Please stay tuned with us.

This piece of information could be of particular interest to offices organizing conferences and summer programmes in the next couple of months.  Should you have any enquiry or need advice on catering services, please contact the Catering Team at catering@cedars.hku.hk

We apologize for the inconvenience caused. We are looking forward to a new era of catering service in the University which we believe will add value and interest across the catering areas.

<24.05.2018>


April 2018

URGENT: Limited Catering Service and Temporary Closure of Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre (CYMAC) Restaurant and Cafe 330

Due to unexpected incident, the potable water supply to the Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre (CYMAC) Restaurant and Cafe 330 was temporarily suspended. Both catering outlets will maintain limited catering service until a later time today (April 28) and be closed temporarily tomorrow (April 29). Please refer to the detailed information as follows:- 

CYMAC Restaurant (Maxim’s Food2

28/4/2018, until 5:00 p.m. Limited Catering Service
28/4/2018, after 5:00 p.m. Closed
29/4/2018 Closed

Cafe 330 

28/4/2018, until 6:30 p.m. Limited Catering Service
29/4/2018 Closed

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

<28.04.2018>



Mobile Order & Pay Service Launched in HKU Starbucks

Skip the queue for cashier by ordering via mobile app! Please refer to poster below for details. 

 

<20.04.2018>

 

January 2018


Catering: Holiday Hours of Campus Eateries and Reopening Fong Shu Chuen Amenities Centre Restaurant

1. Holiday Hours of Campus Eateries during Chinese New Year 2018 [Revised on 12.02.2018]

Please refer to the following hyperlink (PDF) for the opening hours of campus eateries during Chinese New Year holiday. Colleagues in University offices may put up the information on your notice board as appropriate.
Special opening hours of campus catering outlets during Chinese New Year 2018(PDF)

<12.02.2018>

 

2. Reopening of the Fong Shu Chuen Amenities Centre (FSCAC) Restaurant

The FSCAC Restaurant located at 2/F of FSCAC will resume normal operation on February 5, 2018 (Monday). 

<27.01.2018>

 

Catering: Temporary Closure of Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre Restaurant and Maintenance Work at Grove Café

1. Temporary Closure of Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre (CYMAC) Restaurant

The CYMAC Restaurant located at 4/F of CYMCC will be temporarily closed from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on January 7, 2018 (Sunday) for urgent maintenance of the electrical system. The opening hours of the restaurant on the mentioned date would be adjusted as follows:-

Breakfast : 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
Lunch : 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Afternoon Tea : CLOSED
#Dinner : 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
# variety of dinner menu would be slightly affected.

2. Maintenance work at Grove Café (Centennial Campus) 

Due to the maintenance of the fire shutter, bamboo scaffolding would be erected inside the Grove Café from January 6 to 13, 2018. The restaurant will maintain normal service during the course of work and part of the seating area would be barred. Noise generated from the work would be kept at minimum.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused. 

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