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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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Summer 2022 Dining Operations

May. 9, 2022—Beginning on May 16th, Campus Dining will be operating with modified hours at limited locations throughout the summer. Please see below for specific regular hours by location:   PURCHASING MEALS:  Students taking summer classes with a valid VUNET ID who are interested in dining on campus are recommended to purchase Flex Meals as no meal...

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Spring 2022 Commencement Week Dining Hours

Apr. 18, 2022—Campus Dining will be operating with modified hours during the week of Commencement.  Please see below for specific hours by location:

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Underground Supper Club in West End Tower

Apr. 14, 2022—Vanderbilt University Campus Dining held its third “Underground Supper Club” on the last Thursday of March, hosting a formal dinner in West End Tower with a handcrafted menu executed by University Executive Chef, Jordan Rogers. Ten students, chosen at random, were invited to dine on the eighteenth floor the West End Tower, seated around the...

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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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Campus Dining partners with student-led Vanderbilt Culinary Club to host pop-up dinner

Mar. 14, 2022—Vanderbilt Campus Dining is proud to partner with the Vanderbilt Culinary Club to offer a unique pop-up dining event this week.  Unlike Campus Dining’s previous pop-up meals, this event will be handled largely by the student-run Culinary Club – from menu development to meal preparation. Organized in 2021, the Vanderbilt Culinary Club boasts nearly 300...

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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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Campus Dining celebrates Black History Month

Jan. 31, 2022—Vanderbilt Campus Dining is proud to help celebrate Black History Month, acknowledging the impact and history of Black members of our community.  In support of Vanderbilt’s broader Black History Month events, Campus Dining is hosting its own series of events, each with focus on Black chefs, cooks, and local restauranteurs. The first event will be...

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Campus Dining Spring 2022 Semester Updates

Jan. 14, 2022—Despite many challenges this academic year, the Campus Dining leadership team continues its efforts to elevate the on-campus dining experience, and is pleased to announce a series of enhancements to Vanderbilt’s dining program for the spring 2022 semester. New Cuisines and Returning Favorites Additional stations at most dining halls will be open, giving students more...

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