010219 | Jan. 30, 2019
Joint Base Charleston, the Charleston area’s largest employer, is holding a grand re-opening of the air base’s Gaylor Dining Facility Feb. 1, 2019 at 10 a.m. after undergoing 2.4 million dollars in repairs and renovations.
The dining facility is the only essential messing station facility on the air base and has been closed since March 1, 2017 for Food 2.0, an Air Force-wide food transformation initiative. Since then, repairs and updates have been made to the HVAC system, kitchen equipment, dining room and the menu. All base patrons are now able to eat at the dining facility.
Sodexo, a French based company, was awarded the food service management contract and held food preparation training with Airmen from the 628th Force Support Squadron Jan. 14-31, 2019. The base is also teaming up with the local Palmetto Goodwill Services, a sub-contractor of Sodexo, to employ over 20 local residents to help run the facility.