The coffee shop at Pasco-Hernando State College’s Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch calls itself a Dash of Salt ‘n Pepper, but its customers say the foods this shop offers go far beyond those basic spices.
Tawnika Green, a 20-year-old full-time student at the Porter Campus, set to graduate May 6, said she has enjoyed the convenience of being able to grab a meal on campus.
She had two classes on campus, so she didn’t want to leave to go get something to eat, because she would miss her other class.
The young woman, who plans to pursue a career in nursing, gave high marks to the coffee shop’s mac ‘n cheese.
Desiree Harding, who works at the campus, said she routinely gets breakfast at the coffee shop.
“Oh, my gosh, the food is delicious,” Harding said.
Biko Claxton, who works as a trainer, said the menu has plenty of healthy options.
“How many trainers do you know that send people to a restaurant?” Claxon asked.
Stan Giannet, provost of the Porter Campus, said the coffee shop opened earlier this year and has been a welcome addition.
“We’ve received very positive feedback from students, staff and faculty,” Giannet said. “It’s going very well. They have a good variety of healthy, fresh meals for students.
“We’re happy to have them on our campus,” Giannet said.
Chef Ghada Jadallah is delighted to offer her company’s foods at the Porter Campus.
“It’s an amazing experience,” she said. “It seems like this is the nicest thing that’s ever happened to us.”
She and her husband, Lutfi, own Dash of Salt ‘n Pepper, which has its main location at 10353 Cross Creek Blvd., in New Tampa.
Their son, Sami, manages the coffee shop at the college, and their daughter, Elyanna, is the head baker at the company’s main location. Kelly Ramos also works for the company, creating customized cookies.
Dash of Salt ‘n Pepper does catering for occasions up to 800 people. It has a private party room, which can accommodate 50 people.
The company also offers a service that allows customers to choose meals from a menu, which the company prepares and customers pick up. Some entrees are heat and serve. Others may require a short cooking time.
To find out more about Dash of Salt ‘n Pepper, visit DashOfSaltnPepper.com, or call (813) 376-6689.
Published May 6, 2015