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Campus Dining Competes in Tournament of Champions

Jun. 10, 2024—Vanderbilt Campus Dining chefs Joshua Smith and Grayson Holland showcased their culinary prowess at the UMass Chef Conference Tournament of Champions this week. The cooking competition was hosted by chef Jet Tila and followed a format similar to Food Network competitions. Chefs Josh and Grayson competed as a team against six other colleges and universities...

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Campus Dining Brings South Asian Cuisine to Campus

Apr. 8, 2024—Vanderbilt Campus Dining and students from the South Asian Cultural Exchange (SACE) have joined together again to celebrate South Asian culture through cuisine from Monday, April 8 to Friday, April 12. This week-long celebration will feature menu items inspired by flavors from a variety of South Asia countries with dishes including Pav Baji, Wai Wai...

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Vanderbilt Campus Dining Recognized at Princeton Review’s Annual “Best Campus Food” Event

Apr. 2, 2024—This just in! Vanderbilt Campus Dining continues to excel, maintaining its position as one of the top dining programs in the nation, as noted by the Princeton Review.   At the annual “Best Campus Food” event hosted by UMass Amherst in collaboration with the Princeton Review, Vanderbilt proudly showcased its culinary prowess. Chefs Grayson and Julien...

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Campus Dining celebrates Earth Month

Apr. 1, 2024—Celebrate Earth Month with Vanderbilt Campus Dining as we rally behind Vanderbilt University’s sustainability initiatives throughout April. Join us on April 22nd, 2024, for Rand Farmer’s Market in honor of Earth Day. We will feature new local items:  Salad Greens from HydroHouse Farms in Hermitage, TN  Strawberries from Ever Tru Farms in Somerset, KY,  Microgreens...

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March is National Nutrition Month

Feb. 28, 2024—March is National Nutrition Month, and Vanderbilt Campus Dining is celebrating by producing a series of engaging and informative events crafted to promote healthy eating habits. Developed in collaboration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this monthly initiative focuses on the theme of nutrition “Beyond the Table.”  This year’s campaign aims to highlight the...

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Campus Dining celebrates Black History Month in collaboration with Black Student Association and Vanderbilt Student Government  

Feb. 1, 2024—Vanderbilt Campus Dining is proud to celebrate Black History Month, acknowledging the significant contributions of Black members of our community, nation, and across the world. Partnering with the Black Student Association and Vanderbilt Student Government, Director of Culinary Operations Brian Cochrane, and Chef of Culinary Excellence, Aaron Dilts have curated a month-long culinary journey inspired...

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Win Tickets to Underground Supper Club through Dining Passport Program

Jan. 29, 2024—Each semester, the Underground Supper Club, a chef-driven dining experience hosted by Vanderbilt Campus Dining, offers a menu showcasing the culinary prowess of our talented team each semester. Established in 2020, this coveted event is limited to a small group of students to indulge in a night of fine dining at a secret location. On...

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Your Dining Passport

Jan. 24, 2024—Vanderbilt University is taking campus dining to a whole new level with its exciting Dining Passport program. This initiative encourages students to embark on a culinary adventure, visiting every dining hall, munchie mart, and cafe on campus. Each dining location will have a unique stamp to mark your visit, making your journey through campus tasty,...

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What’s New to Campus Dining – Spring 2024

Jan. 23, 2024—This spring semester, Campus Dining is thrilled to introduce several enhancements aimed at diversifying and improving our program. We’re excited to expand our reusable container program, begin a Dining Passport Program, and introduce many new food and beverage options at our dining halls. ReusePass in retail locations In alignment with our commitment to sustainability and...

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Zeppos Open House

Sep. 18, 2023—Vanderbilt Campus Dining’s Nicholas S. Zeppos dining hall is hosting an open house event Tuesday September 19th for dinner welcoming back all students, faculty and staff in celebration of its new dining features. Whether you’re a food enthusiast, a language lover, or just looking for a unique dining experience, this is your chance to savor...

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