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Emily Svennevik named Registered Dietitian for Vanderbilt Campus Dining

Jul. 6, 2022—Campus Dining is pleased to announce that Emily Svennevik, MPH, RD, LDN, has been hired as the new Registered Dietitian for Vanderbilt Campus Dining.  Svennevik earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, and a Master of Public Health at the University of Michigan, where she also completed her dietetic internship. Most recently, Svennevik...

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Maria Portelli named Senior Director for Campus Dining

May. 16, 2022—Vanderbilt University is pleased to announce that Maria Portelli has been named Senior Director for Vanderbilt University Campus Dining. Prior to her new role, Portelli formerly served as Assistant Director of Campus Dining, overseeing Rand, E. Bronson Ingram, and Zeppos dining operations.  Before joining Vanderbilt in 2019, she served as Associate Director of Business Services...

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Rand Farmer’s Market returns for 2022

Apr. 6, 2022—During the month of April, Vanderbilt Campus Dining celebrates its commitment to sustainability with student engagement and educational opportunities throughout the month.  The month of sustainability-themed events kicks off with a focus on local suppliers with the return of the popular Rand Farmer’s Market, scheduled for Monday, April 11 from 11:00am – 1:30pm. Paused during...

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Campus Dining spring 2022 survey

Apr. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt Campus Dining is hungry for feedback, and needs your help!  In an effort to measure student satisfaction in a number of areas, the department is conducting its semiannual Dining Survey throughout the month of April.  In addition to providing feedback about meal plans, customer service and food quality, students will have the chance to...

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Local Java introduces meal swipe options

Apr. 4, 2022—Campus Dining is re-introducing meal plan options for patrons of Local Java.  Starting Monday, April 4, the popular coffee spot will offer a selection of tasty breakfast options, including a pepper jack, sausage and egg bagel sandwich or a fresh blended smoothie of the day.  Meals include a whole fruit, plus a beverage choice of...

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Campus Dining reintroduces sustainable reusable servingware

Mar. 23, 2022—Campus Dining implemented a number of safety protocols in response to COVID-19, including a shift to only to-go containers and disposable, compostable, drinkware and cutlery.  These temporary measures have been in place since March 2020. In coordination with university health and safety leaders, Campus Dining is pleased to announce a return to reusable cups, plates,...

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Local Java reopens in Sarratt Student Center

Feb. 28, 2022—Campus Dining is pleased to announce the reopening of Local Java, effective Tuesday, March 1.  Closed during COVID-19 restrictions and challenged with continued staff shortages into the current academic year, the popular coffee shop will be open once more to serve early morning espresso aficionados. To mark the special occasion, staff will be offering free...

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Spring Break 2022 hours of operation

Feb. 21, 2022—Campus Dining will be operating with modified hours due to Spring Break.  Please see below for specific hours by location:

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Campus Dining’s Farm to Campus Menu Series kicks off Feb. 16

Feb. 11, 2022—  Vanderbilt University Campus Dining is kicking off its Farm to Campus Menu Series on Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Commons Dining Center. Curated by Chef Rick Lewis, the dinner will feature grilled merlot-cut steak served over a bed of spring mixed greens. The main dish will be accompanied by candy...

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Common Grounds Open House Fri, Feb 11

Feb. 9, 2022—After an extended closure due to COVID-19 and recent staffing shortages, Campus Dining is excited to announce the reopening of Common Grounds coffee shop, located in the Commons Munchie Mart. To help celebrate the news, Campus Dining is hosting an open house event Friday, February 11 from 7am until 11am.  Students will be treated to...

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