Do you find yourself running out of your Highlander Flex Dollars halfway through the semester? Do sometimes miss dinner and wonder where to eat? Metz has got you covered in both areas!
Apart from the freshly packaged food options available in Java 101, students can participate in meal exchange at Big Al’s. Meal-exchange is offered to students who have a meal plan and did not eat dinner in the dining hall.
The menu includes a variety of options that are made fresh to order. From 8:30 – 9:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, students can count on a meal to keep them going. If a burger or vegetarian burger isn't your thing, we have other options too! Try the buffalo chicken sandwich, or the burrito/bowlritto and pick your own toppings! Another tip for students, every meal plan comes with Highlander Flex Dollars that can be used in Big Al’s and Java 101! To keep track of your flex balance, ask the cashier for your receipt. If your running low on flex dollars, simply purchase more flex and save!
Hope Barnes, a student worker in Big Al’s / Poblano’s (an addition to Big Al’s that makes burritos and tacos) commented how meal-exchange “gives student-athletes the chance to get food even if practice causes them to miss dinner in the dining hall”, and in this case, they would not need to pay extra. This is one of the many examples of how Metz at Houghton College accommodates guests who miss a meal due to class, work, or other commitments.
We recommend going to Big Al’s early as possible to beat the lines, and if you had dinner in the dining hall the same day but wish to order food from Big Al’s, all menu selections are available with flex, cash, or credit from 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM daily. Can’t wait to see you there!
This week we’d like recognize a valued member of our team, Cassie R Young.
Born and raised in Cuba, New York, Cassie grew up with three brothers and one sister. Since the
age of sixteen, Cassie has been working within the foodservice industry. Her first job was in a
restaurant and she began working on her sixteenth birthday!
Today, Cassie works as a supervisor of Big Al's and Java 101 (both located on the lower level of the Reinhold Campus Center). She sees her food safety certification as her greatest career accomplishment thus far. Since October 2017, Cassie has added laughter and smiles to all those who stop by Big Al's for a delicious bite to eat. Her favorite part of her job is being able to work and cook with students from the college. Due to her kind nature, some would even call her a "mom away from home."
Bethany E., a student worker in Big Al’s, describes Cassie as “a genuine person who displays a positive and personable level of leadership, which keeps us motivated and encouraged”.
While Cassie is dedicated to her career with Metz, she takes great pride in her life outside of the
workplace. When she is not at Houghton, Cassie likes to spend her time surrounded by family
and friends. Being married 8 years now, Cassie has two beautiful children, Madelynn who is 8
and Ethan who is 2.
We are very thankful to Cassie for all she does, and we are proud to have her as a member of
both the team and the Metz family.
Kenian U. is a Houghton College undergraduate student majoring in Business Administration. He is currently serving as Metz Culinary Management's 2019-2020 marketing intern.