Seminole Pride Beef makes FSU debut
Courtesy of The Seminole Tribune
by Beverly Bidney – November 15, 2016
There are three dining halls plus 29 restaurants on campus. The Suwanee Room, which serves about 21,000 meals per week, offers a large variety of food choices but steak isn’t normally on the menu. Michael Sauceda, Seminole Pride Beef director of business development, provided about 220 pounds of beef striploin for the debut.
“This is the beginning of a relationship with student meals,” Sauceda said.
Students began lining up at 4:30 p.m. for their steak dinner with all the trimmings including a baked potato bar, vegetables and freshly baked rolls and desserts.
“It won’t be every day, but we hope this evolves into a regular thing,” said Jeff Spencer, FSU food service director for Aramark Seminole Dining. “We fed about 900 people here tonight.”
Students clearly enjoyed the unexpected treat. A generous portion of hand-carved beef filled the plate, leaving little room for the side dishes.
“It was amazing,” said freshman Madeline Trost, 18, of Plantation. “It was so good I wanted to pick it up and eat it all. I haven’t had steak since I moved here.”