Who’s That: Meet Sam Bolden, the food guy

You might not recognize the name “Sam Bolden,” but I bet you’ve seen him around before–likely working in and around the Wrap ‘N’ Roll Deli on the Coliseum Campus or Blue Bamboo in the Student Life Center. Sam is the College’s Food Services manager, which means he’s in charge of on-campus catering and both campus eateries. He works with students often, either as his employees or to make sure they get the right breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Meet Sam!

What’s your favorite thing about your job?
My favorite part of my job is working with the students. It is especially rewarding to see them grow and reach their employment goals beyond graduation. Then, we do it all over again with a new batch of students.

Sam, center, with two Wrap ‘N’ Roll workers, Keiara Robinson (left) and Rose Lee.
Goodies for the s’mores buffet

What’s your favorite event to cater on campus?
That’s a tough one. We enjoy doing them all. I guess the ones with unique menu items, like one we did recently featuring made-to-order s’mores at an action-cooking chef’s table. It included assorted flavored marshmallows, three kinds of graham crackers, and various chocolate bars. The combinations and presentation were well-received by the students and visitors. Simply FUN!

What’s the you-gotta-try-this new item this semester?
Right now we are running the Big Walking Taco, and in October, we will be featuring a stacked corned beef reuben on swirl rye.

What’s your favorite thing to order at the Wrap ‘N’ Roll?
I like the Chipotle Turkey BLT Wrap. Yum!

What about the Blue Bamboo?
I like the Spicy Chicken Quesadilla. The Blue Bamboo Burger and the Hand-Breaded Pork Tenderloin Sandwich are standouts.

Who’s That is an occasional feature on Green Light that spotlights Ivy Tech employees you’ve likely seen around campus–but you may not be quite sure who they are. Have someone you’d like to see featured in Who’s That? Email me at jgarver2@ivytech.edu.

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