Throw Me a Zone!
Introducing the newest part of the Street Eats food truck family: Throw me a Zone! This fun truck is not only covered in Spartan pride, but is baking up delicious Calzones, bringing a new lunch option on campus! Enjoy a variety of freshly made Calzones like BBQ Chicken, Aloha Pineapple & Ham, Margherita, and our popular Classic Calzone stuffed with cheese, pepperoni, and Italian sausage.
Did You Know....
That Spartan Shops sources our produce locally, when in season?
Freshpoint, one of our produce providers on campus, offers produce that is of high quality and meets “food safe” validations. They uphold their promise of sustainability all the way from growing the produce to the transportation of it to our campus. Sourcing their produce locally (within 250 miles) reduces their carbon footprint and ours too!
Chef’s Choice, our secondary produce provider, delivers produce that has been sustainably-grown from local farmers. The produce we receive is sourced from local growers based on availability and when it is in season. Chef’s Choice has been in business for 21 years and has long-term relationships with growers in our area.
At Spartan Shops, we have a single-stream system for our waste that is collected by GreenWaste Recovery. At their facility, all recyclables and compostable items are pulled out and processed with the remaining amount of waste going to the landfill. Spartan Shops has a 90% diversion rate, meaning that only 10% of the waste is going to the landfill. This summer, along with FD&O, we will be applying waste diversion stickers to all of our trash receptacles to educate students, faculty, and staff on this process.
Earth Day 2016
On April 21st, the Earth Day San Jose event, hosted by Associated Students, the Environmental Resource Center, and Spartan Shops, drew over 600 attendees.
Gaylord Nelson, the principal founder of Earth Day in 1970, was an San Jose State University alumnus ('39). As a direct result of that first Earth Day, the Environmental Studies Department at SJSU was founded in 1971. The department was one of the first six interdisciplinary programs focused on environmental issues in the U.S.
As part of our Earth Day celebration and in honor of Gaylord Nelson's contributions to the environment, a tree was planted in his name.
Some of the other special events included the unveiling of the Eiffel Tower project, workshops presented by the SJSU Environmental Resource Center, and a moving speech from the keynote speaker, Byron Gudiel. Performances included Esplendor Azteca Xipe Totec, the SJSU Polynesian Club, Optomist Grind, and Cities in the Sea. Spartan Shops’ very own Street Eats made delicious Cilantro Lime Chicken and Tofu Bowls sourced with local and sustainable ingredients. We closed out this year’s Earth Day celebration with the Crossroads Forum: A Discussion on the Convergence of Food, Water, and Homelessness.
Summer Dining Hours
Are you on campus during the summer? So are we! Please visit our website for our summer dining hours.
Meet the Team!
Stephanie Fabian - Director, Marketing and Communications
Stephanie started with Spartan Shops as a freshman at San Jose State University in 2004, first as a cashier and then transferred into the Spartan Shops Graphic Design department where she oversaw graphics and web support. When she graduated with a degree in Advertising in 2008, she received an opportunity to apply what she learned in a Marketing role for dining and Spartan Bookstore. Stephanie enjoys interacting with the vibrant SJSU community, doing graphic design and photography as a hobby, hiking, and rooting for the Sharks!
Mark Stickler - Assistant Director, Event Services
In 2005, Mark started with Spartan Shops as a student employee at Jamba Juice. He has worked at various locations since then including Receiving at the Dining Commons and Student Union, Maintenance, and Concessions. Mark met his wife on his first day at San Jose State and they now have two beautiful future Spartans. During his free time, he volunteers with the youth group at his church where he helps mentor high school boys to become future leaders.
Amanda Herrera - Assistant Manager, Residential Dining
Amanda has worked in the food service industry for almost ten years. Nine of those years have been in management, ranging from front of the house, back of the house, catering, and everything in between. Amanda enjoys being with her family, spending time at the park, sports games, or planning her next trip to Disneyland. She has many passions including cooking, the ocean, learning new things and spending as much time as she can with her son. She looks forward to her new career with Spartan Shops!
Jaycianna Imlay - Assistant Manager, Franchise Operations
Jayci came to San Jose State in August 2011 to acquire her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. She has been working with Spartan Shops since September 2011 and now oversees several franchises in Union Square. She enjoys anything that requires her to be outside, including snowboarding, wake boarding, or even just a simple hike.
Roselyn “Rosie” Rodriguez- Shift Supervisor, Le Boulanger
Rosie has been in the food service industry since August 2011, where she began with Spartan Shops at the Market Café. She will be graduating from San Jose State University in Fall 2016 with a BA in Sociology and a concentration in Social Interaction. For fun, Rosie loves to bake and hopes to turn her passion for desserts into a career by attending culinary school for pastry arts.
Melanie Piedra – Shift Supervisor, Subway
Starting at Just Below as a student employee almost two years ago, Melanie has brought her experience to Subway. She is currently working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and aspires to one day write for the New York Times. Fun Fact: Melanie loves Disneyland, but loves eating more.
Clarissa Camarillo – Shift Supervisor, Just Below
Clarissa is completing her third year as a student at San Jose State University studying Psychology and Spanish. She’s been with Spartan Shops since her freshman year and has had the pleasure to work with many different employees and units since then. This year she received an opportunity to hold the President position for a student organization on campus. She plans to continue on to graduate school and wants to travel as much she can. Fun fact: She is obsessed with the moon.