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Food Services provided by Bon Appetit Management Company:
Bon Appetit Management Company, our on-site restaurant/food service company, manages four eateries across the campus. Their philosophy is simple: food service for a sustainable future. This means cooking made from scratch menus with seasonal ingredients from local food growers. From vegetarian and vegan friendly, to made without gluten, diabetic to allergy --- Bon Appetit is cooking for many. They're rolling stocks, finishing sauces and roasting meats with an approach to food that allows them to provide fresh foods from whole ingredients. If you have a special dietary need, speak up and they'll help you find, or even prepare, foods to meet your needs.
Do you have special dietary needs?
Bon Appetit recognizes that many of our students have dietary restrictions or preferences. Our scratch-based cooking system means we have control over ingredients, allowing us to meet the needs of most special diets. We offer robust vegan, vegetarian and made without gluten programs, and have a rigorous protocol for handling various food allergens in line with Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) recommendations for restaurants. We are also here to help you manage your diet on an individual basis. We invite you to meet with the food services team at any time to discuss your needs.
Bon Appetit takes food allergies very seriously. We are careful to train our staff on food allergy awareness issues, but because of the complexities of food allergies, we prefer to work individually with you on your specific dietary needs. Our on-site chef and/or manager will meet with you individually to develop a plan that may include special menu items, ingredient identification, special preparation, and communication to necessary staff to ensure that you can eat safely. You may also use our corporate registered dietician as a resource for food allergies.
Religious Dietary Restrictions
Kosher: Residence Life maintains a Kosher kitchen. The Kosher kitchen is available to students that follow a Kosher diet as part of their religious lifestyle. Please complete a Board Waiver with a note attached from your Rabbi and submit to Campus Services.
Halal: Any Muslim student that follows a strict Muslim diet as part of their religious lifestyle may receive a board waiver. Please complete a Board Waiver with a note attached from your Iman and submit to Campus Services.
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