PRIME time at Hudson Valley

Hunter Wallace
News Editor

PHOTO BY PRIME

Students looking for diverse food and drink within their budgets may consider trying one of Mazzone Hospitality’s several locations on campus.

Mazzone Hospitality, the Clifton Park-based food service provider that serves Hudson Valley, offers a variety of dining options across five unique locations on campus: PRIME at HVCC in the Siek Campus Center, PRIME Pit Stop in Williams Hall, PRIME Books & Bites in the Marvin Library, PRIME Elements in the Science Center and PRIME Beat on the bottom floor of the Siek Campus Center, said Jessica Henesy, Sales and Operations Manager of PRIME at HVCC.

“We try to offer a sizeable menu throughout campus to cater to any cravings students have during the day and are proud to be a from-scratch kitchen — we do not have a microwave in any of our locations — and our company encourages our chefs to get creative with their culinary talents,” Henesy said.

Mazzone takes students’ budgets into account when pricing items and provides high quality ingredients and generous portions. Meal combinations and smaller options such as $1.99 tacos allows for affordable and satisfying meals, Henesy said.

“We take survey feedback seriously and even to heart at times,” Henesy explained. “We lowered the price on our burgers and added a few more lunch combos based on survey feedback. Hospitality and food is our craft and our art. We make food because we honestly love doing it and want to serve you better.”

The company offers various savings programs to students. The Declining Balance Plan lets customers preload money onto their student ID and pay without the addition of sales tax, so they save 8 percent on every purchase. Students can also opt for the coffee and smoothie punch cards, which offers a free drink with every 10 purchases, Henesy stated.

Mazzone offers many options for vegetarians, vegans or anyone with specific dietary needs. PRIME team members are also always willing to accommodate any nutritional request.

​”We are always researching the latest culinary trends and innovations,” Henesy explained. “​We like to share behind the scenes peeks at specials and different things we have cooking for the future. Our menus change each semester, too, so keep an eye out for those new items!​”

Mazzone Hospitality began its partnership with Hudson Valley in May 2016, but the company has operated in the Capital Region for over 30 years. Its headquarters is located in Clifton Park, and the building contains offices and a large test kitchen that offers cooking classes and is used as an event space. The PRIME Business Dining division serves guests in 12 locations including the college, and the catering division reaches as far south as New York City and as far north as Montreal, Henesy said.

Henesy encourages students to contact Mazzone and share their thoughts.

​”Chef Jon and I have an open door policy,” she said. “We are always available to answer questions, listen to any comments or concerns and we love to get to know our guests! We hope everyone will feel comfortable reaching out to us.”

For menus, specials, the Declining Balance Plan and more, contact Henesy at j.henesy@hvcc.edu, Chef Jon at j.simmons@hvcc.edu or visit http://www.hvcc.edu/foodservice/index.html.

PHOTO BY RICH DECKER

PHOTO BY RICH DECKER

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: