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Our Mission

About Vanderbilt Campus Dining

Vanderbilt Campus Dining is a non-profit university-managed auxiliary service. We take pride in our commitment to providing value through the highest quality, best-tasting, most nutritious and diverse menus possible. We embrace our role as builders of community. Food brings people together, creates a sense of place and a feeling of kinship. Food sustains not only our bodies, but also our communities and environment.

Recognized by The Princeton Review in its 2023 Great Campus Food list, Vanderbilt Campus Dining consistently ranks as one of the top collegiate food service operators in the nation and has even earned the prestigious Ivy Award. Our globally inspired menu, with delicious new cuisines and healthy options, supports a diverse array of dietary preferences and restrictions. Our team also consists of several award-winning, certified chefs.

We offer a comprehensive plan in 23 locations that include meals in a retail environment, to-go meals in our convenience stores, and offering flexibility through the use of Meal Money, Flex Meals and our unique local restaurant partners in Taste of Nashville. Check out our 2024-25 Dining Brochure for a more detailed look at our program.

Whether you’re a self-professed foodie or a picky eater, we’ve got something in our kitchens that’s sure to please your tastebuds. Our job is simple: to nourish Vanderbilt’s community of scholars and researchers, and to fuel the pursuit of knowledge.

Learn more about our Meal Plans, Meal Money and Flex Meals here.

View our current Taste of Nashville partners





Best Campus Food 2023

#7 Best Colleges with the Best Food 2019

Best Overall Food Allergy Program for Universities 2023