UTAS took over the operational arm of the Tasmanian University Union (TUU) in January 2012. This includes all TUU catering, bars, retail and accommodation.
Commercial Services and Development (CSD) is responsible for overseeing these operations. Catering, including bars and retail operations, has been outsourced to Scolarest, which has in the past managed Saltz and Pepperz cafes. UTAS is the first university in Australia to employ a master caterer to manage all of its campus food outlets. The benefits to staff and students will include consistent quality and value for money.
To create vibant eateries with a diverse range of food on offer, Lazenby's and the Sandy Bay Ref have been refurbished. Refurbishments to other venues will occur later in 2013. More information on these developments will be available on this website as they occur.
Food and retail outlets
The following venues are operated by Scolarest. Please note that some venues only operate during semester.
Located beside the central mall of the Sandy Bay campus. Opening hours: Mon to Fri 8.30am to 4.00pm.
Located to the left of Lazenby's Cafe on the Sandy Bay campus. Opening hours: Mon to Fri 8.00am to 4.00pm.
Located at Accommodation Services at the top of College Road, Sandy Bay. Opening hours: Mon to Sun 11.00am to 7.00pm. View Pepperz menu.
Located beside the TUU building on the Sandy Bay campus. Opening hours: Mon to Thurs 8.30am to 4.00pm & Fri 8.30am to 3.00pm during semester; 9.00am to 3.00pm during semester breaks.
This cafe is currently closed.
Located in the Commerce Building on the Sandy Bay campus. Opening hours: Mon to Thurs 8.30am to 3.00pm & Fri 8.30am to 2.00pm during semester; closed during semester breaks.
Located in the Law Building on the Sandy Bay campus. Opening hours: Mon to Thurs 8.30am to 3.00pm & Fri 8.30am to 2.00pm during semester; closed during semester breaks.
Located in the TUU building on the Sandy Bay campus. Opening hours: Wed to Fri 12.00 noon to 5.00pm during semester.
Located in the TUU building on the Sandy Bay campus. Opening hours: Mon to Fri 8.30am to 4.00pm during semester; 9.00am to 4.00pm during semester breaks.
Located at the Tasmanian School of Art, Hunter St Hobart. Opening hours: Mon to Fri 9.00am to 4.00pm during semester; 10.00am to 4.00pm during semester breaks.
Hours of service: 7.00am to 7.30pm Monday to Sunday. View Saltz Cafe and Restaurant menu.
Saltz also provides a function catering service. View Saltz catering menu and pricing.
Opening hours: 8.00am to 3.00pm Monday to Thursday; 8.00 to 2.00pm Friday.
Opening hours: 8.00am to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday; 8.00am to 2.30pm Friday.
Open for function bookings.
Opening hours: 8.00am to 11.00am Monday to Thursday.
Opening hours: 8.00am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.
Opening hours: open 3.30pm Wed, Thurs and Fri. Closing time depending on trade.
Opening hours: 8.00am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.
Catering for functions on campus
Catering Manager - Christine Delpero
Pepperz Restaurant and Cafe
Site Manager - Trevor Donaghy
Manager - Craig Digney
Feedback and suggestions
Both Scolarest and CSD are committed to improving the services and options available from our catering venues and CSD will keep you informed of the ongoing changes and upgrades as they occur. This is a very exciting period for catering at UTAS and we would welcome your feedback and suggestions. If you have a comment, query or suggestion relating to catering at UTAS, please fill in our
Q: Were the previous Lazenby’s staff offered employment?
A: Yes. All Lazenby’s staff were made offers of employment by Scolarest and all but one accepted.
Q: Is gluten-free food available in UTAS cafes and restaurants?
A: The catering provider Scolarest has been made aware of the various needs of clients and is investigating options to suit this dietary requirement.
Q: Were staff previously employed by the TUU within the Degrees Restaurant been employed by the new service provider?
A: Yes, the majority of staff previously employed by the TUU within the Degrees Restaurant acceped offers of employment with Scolarest.
Q: What developments are planned for Launceston campus cafes and restaurants?
A: Redevelopments to cafes and restaurants on the Launceston campus are at the planning stage. More detail will be announced soon.
Q: Does the cafe at Cradle Coast campus offer freshly made sandwiches, wraps, food, etc rather than ordering them in?
A: The new service provider has recognised that food freshnest at the cafe is an issue and provides food made on site wherever possible
Thanks to the 4075 staff and students who responded to the UTAS catering survey at the end of 2011. The aim of the survey was to engage students and staff and provide them with the opportunity to provide feedback on their food and drink preferences, and also to include discussion on the availability of places to socialise and the opening hours of various venues.
When asked which food options they would like to see more of on campus, nearly half of respondents each mentioned 'international foods' (48%), 'light and healthy snacks' (47%) and 'light and healthy salads' (46%). Mentioned by just over one third of respondents each were 'fruit juices/ smoothies' (36%) and 'specialty coffee/ coffee shop' (34%), while over one quarter each mentioned 'sandwiches' and 'fresh prepared fruit' (29% each), 'vegetarian/vegan options' (28%) and 'home-style comfort foods' (27%). If you would like to read more about the results of the survey, please see the catering survey research report (PDF 805.2KB).
Authorised by the Chief Operating Officer
23 April, 2013