On the menu this week: Pasta with a variety of sauces (carbonara, bolognese, pesto, asparagus, bacon & veggies, “crème d’olive”), pumpkin-ginger soup, and a selection of desserts.
The Lab’s incarnation as an Italian deli is new this year. Originally opened by Hospitality Management students in 2010, it has served noodles, hot dogs, and croque monsieur sandwiches over the years. Today there are 35 students on the team, a mix of first and second year students, working towards The Lab’s ultimate goal: to raise money for the MBA in Hospitality Management’s graduation ceremony.
Graduation fundraising, however, is only one part of The Lab’s role in the ESSEC community. The Lab also helps introduce the MBA in Hospitality Management to students from other programs. It connects the MBA to the greater ESSEC community by supporting other student associations, such as providing dinner for sports teams, or by feeding hungry students between the hours of 6-8 pm when other dining options are scarce.
Additionally, The Lab provides students a chance to put their studies into action. “We’re in Hospitality, so this is a chance for us to show what we can do,” explained Clément Deplanche, the 2nd year student in charge of running The Lab. The Lab aims to provide a greater sense of service than the mass student dining options. Running a dining establishment also hones students’ organization skills as they deal with food suppliers and start planning for the October opening months beforehand. This year, the students have applied the skills learned in their Digital Marketing class to promote The Lab via social media.
Stop by for some fine food and MBA-honed hospitality from The Lab team:
Clément Deplanche, Jean-Gabrielle Personne, Mathilde Martelly, Marine Steinbach, Pierre-Antoine Erny, Albin Arnoux, Laura Dion, Pauline Acheron-Pintureau, Rudy Guez, and Tiphaine Dubois-Carmine.
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