Business feature: Sodexo caters to variety of tastes

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Tracy Kelly is the general manager of Sodexo catering at Eastern New Mexico University. Sodexo not only creates meals for students but also caters to the needs of the surrounding area for weddings, parties or any special occasion.

Kelly, who moved to Portales in April, said Sodexo provides a variety of menu items for different organizations.

Sodexo operates out of Washington, D.C. Their menus are planned by dietitians familiar with regional tastes, Kelly said.

“We have a cycle menu that we run, that they send to us once a year,” Kelly said. “It might be updated based on new trends.”

Sodexo does a lot of marketing research for trends in how students eat because most are grazers, which means students tend to eat small meals over the course of the day.