Members of the University of Delaware community looking for fresh breakfast or lunch deliveries now have a new alternative as the Go Baby Go Café has begun offering catering services in addition to the food served in the atrium of the STAR Health Sciences Complex on UD’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus.
The catering menu is available to parties from 10-30 people on campus – as well as off campus locations for an additional $10 fee – and includes items such as a quick start continental breakfast, parfait bar or lox bar for breakfast and sandwich platters, salads and soups for lunch.
Bagels and pastry packs, yogurt options, coffee and juices, as well as dessert options such as cookie trays or UDairy Creamery ice cream cups are also available.
The Go Baby Go Café is a collaboration between the UDairy Creamery and the College of Health Sciences and started in November 2014.
The concept began with Cole Galloway, a professor and researcher in the Department of Physical Therapy, who created Go Baby Go!, which uses re-purposed toy cars that allow children who have trouble walking and crawling to move and play.
Galloway then adapted this concept into a harness system allowing adults with limited mobility as a result of brain injury to rehabilitate in a real-life work setting.
Galloway approached the UDairy Creamery to help develop the café not only give patients real life work therapy but also to provide meals and snacks to the STAR Campus and surrounding areas.
Jason Morris, manager of the Go Baby Go Café who graduated from UD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in 2016 with a degree in food and agribusiness marketing and management, said that the menu has evolved a great deal since its inception in 2014.
“We just updated the catering menu in March and we pretty much doubled it in size adding different types of sandwich platters and a lot to the breakfast menu,” said Morris.
The regular menu at the café has evolved too, with additional equipment allowing for the inclusion of hot sandwiches.
Morris said that his favorite part of being manager of the café is coming up with new products to offer.
“I like experimenting. I’ve always liked cooking and now, I’m always trying to come up with new sandwiches and when I hear good feedback from the employees or the students that try them, it gets me really excited and I try to offer it more,” said Morris.
Article by Adam Thomas
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