All dining locations at St. John’s University
Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan campuses now hold an A
grade from the city’s Health Department after the latest
round of inspections.
The Health Department inspects about 24,000 restaurants a year
to monitor compliance with city and state food safety regulations.
Since July 2010, the department has required restaurants to post
letter grades showing sanitary inspection results. Restaurants with
a score between 0 and 13 points
earn an A. Those with 14 to 27
points receive a B and those with
28 or more, a C.
Once an inspection is final, the food establishment must
post its grade. Each establishment is inspected at a minimum of
once per year.
In the spring of 2011, Bernadette Lavin,
Executive Director of Conference and Auxiliary Services, set the
goal of achieving an A at each of the St. John’s dining locations.
Scott Lemperle, Director of Operations Auxiliary
Services, worked closely with Chartwells, our food
partner, to develop a comprehensive quality assurance program
including daily, weekly and monthly inspections of core standards.
Both Lavin and Lemperle insisted that a quality food program had to
be driven by strict adherence to standards.
St. John’s successful Health Department inspections reflect the
University’s commitment to providing a safe, healthful,
high-quality dining services program. Food safety is a top priority
and our vigorous quality assurance program will continue.
If you have any concerns related to food services, please
contact Bernadette Lavin (ext. 1980) or Scott
Lemperle (ext. 2520). You may report any
issues with service, quality or facilities by sending a text to
(718) 551-6800 or calling the Facilities Help Desk
at ext. 6254.
Montgoris Dining Hall
D'Angelo Center Food Court
Marillac Food Court
Law School Café
St Vincent's Café
Faculty Dining Room
Manhattan Campus Café