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FM On Demand with Tara Fitzpatrick: U of Nevada, Reno’s Chef Jon Buchholtz doesn’t know blackjack, but he does know campus dining

He's not a gambler, despite living in Reno, and he doesn’t roll the dice on campus foodservice, either, preferring well-researched, feedback-based changes and carefully implemented trends and marketing.


On this episode of FM On Demand with Tara Fitzpatrick, we take a deep dive into the University of Nevada, Reno’s fresh new updates to the Chartwells dining program, including later night hours, grab-and-go trends and concept makeovers. Executive Chef Jon Buchholtz takes us behind the scenes into how the planning process went for all the changes and how it’s been going so far. With labor concerns ever-present, the dining team has found ways to offer more while working with less, essentially. We also get into the growing catering program and find out a little more about Buchholtz’s culinary viewpoint.


Correction: October 16, 2023
This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Jon Buchholtz’s name.
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