By CHARLES FERRUZZA
I had this horrible vision of beautiful Rozelle Court lined with coin-operated machines. But Mark Zimmerman, the museum's director of client services, assures me that's not the case at all.
"This company manages corporate dining rooms in fifteen states," says Zimmerman, "including Stowers Institute, Cerner, the Kauffman Foundation. It has excellent credentials. We're the first cultural dining venture for the company."
Zimmerman says American Food and Vending took on the management contract for food service at the Nelson on October 1 and is using the Rozzelle Court's menu and its staff.
"People visiting Rozzelle Court will see the same quality of food, the same staff making and serving the food," he says. "What this company does, through its management, is help the museum control its food costs, labor costs and bring their financial expertise to the operation. There are no vending machines involved!
"Rozzelle Court will hold its brand, its reputation and the experience that museum visitors have come to expect," he adds.