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Farm Fresh Market Done for the Season

Dining Services would like to thank everyone who patronized the Farm Fresh Market this season. We look forward to serving you in the spring of 2017.

Dining Services 2016 Culinary Olympics Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2016 culinary contests.

Recipe Contest




1st Place

“Hair of the dog, gruff nod to breakfast at noon”

Kristina Breuninger


2nd Place

Lamb and Red Lentil Soup

Alexis Saucier


3rd Place

Captain of the Sea

Donna Johnston




1st Place

Shrimp with Squid and Carrot Pastas with Brown Butter Sage Sauce

Alexis Saucier


2nd place

Pesto Encrusted Sword Fish Filet with Tomato Beurre Blanc

Mathew Nichols


3rd Place

Coq au Vin

Charlie String




1st Place

Death by Poe-Chocolate

Hector Vega


2nd Place

“Gluten Free Honey Lavender Croquembouche”

Kristina Breuninger


3rd Place


Gluten Free Almond Cake with Salted Caramel Earl Grey Ice Cream

Alexis Saucier



Boiling Point Competition


Mystery Basket: Alligator, Sunchokes, Anchovies, Buddha’s Hand, Apple Pie.

Additional Twists: Chocolate Syrup, Coriander Pesto, Mango Pesto


1st Place


Team 6 Union Street Market

Richard Granja, Omayra Quiles, Peter Diani

Potato Sunchoke Cake w/white balsamic Anchovie


Gator & French Toast w/Mango Chutney Maple Drizzle

Apple Chutney wontons w/Maple Whipped Cream



2nd Place


Team 4 Central Production Kitchen

Sean FitzGerald, Melissa Grindal, Heidi Howlett


Budda Canapee w/Roasted Harvest Pie

Plated w/ a Cognac Gastrique

Gator Tika Kabob w/a cucumber fresh salad

Summer time sunchoke and anchovies, fresh citrus zest



3rd Place


Team 11Gelfenbien

Lucinda Simms, Donna Johnston, Scott Chapman


Alligator Spring Roll w/Apricot Gaina Glaze

Apple Pie & Anchovies Wonton

Budda’s Citrus Parfait w/Chocolate & Apple Pie Crumble



Program 2016 Judges-Final

Recipes From the Storrs Center Celebration

To view the recipes that two of Dining Services’ chefs presented at the Storrs Center festival, please click here.

MyUConn App

New and Improved MyUConn Mobile App

UITS has launched a revamped version of myUConn, the university’s mobile app and a connection to campus and course information.

The new myUConn app, powered by Kurogo, focuses on enhancing the mobile experience:

  • It works on any size Android and iOS device. You can download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
  • For other types of phones and tablets, you can access the same functionality on the mobile site:
  • Current myUConn HD iPad/Andriod tablet users are encouraged to remove their existing app and download this release of myUConn.

This version of the myUConn app also includes a new maintenance module, which integrates with Facilities Operations’ IT systems. With this new module, you can notify Facilities Operations of maintenance and repair items in dorms and around campus. With intelligent location services included in the module, you can pinpoint the problem, even if you are unsure of the exact site.

More modules as well as improved features are coming. You can learn more at

For more information, contact: Mobile Team at

UConn Dairy Bar Wins Best of Connecticut Award

The UConn Dairy Bar has won Connecticut Magazine’s the “Best of Connecticut 2015” award for best ice cream parlor. See link for details.

New Food Trucks on Campus

The brand new Food For Thought food truck will be serving tasty tacos on campus this semester. For locations and hours please go to their website.

The brand new Ice Cream Truck will be serving UConn Dairy Bar ice cream on campus this semester. For locations and hours please go to their website.

Dining Services: #1 Best Gluten Free Food Service Program

Summer Residential Meal Plan Information

Summer meal plans run from Monday, May 11th – Friday, August 28th. The following residential  dining units will be open:

  • South: May 18th – July 3rd (Closed 7/4)
  • McMahon: July 5th – August 8th
  • South: August 9th – August 28th

Hours of operation:

  • Breakfast: 7:00am – 9:30am,
  • Lunch: 11:30am – 2:00pm
  • Dinner: 4:15pm – 7:15pm

If you can’t make it to any of your meals because of scheduling, you may request a bag meal. Please call 860-486-3128 for more information.

Farm Fresh Market Season Begins Thursday, May 21st

Dining Services’ Farm Fresh Market season will begin on Thursday, May 21st from 11:30am – 1:30pm on Fairfield Way and will run every Thursday (except July 2nd) through September 10th; then change to Fridays, September 18th and September 25th. This cash only market will offer fresh local produce from our own Spring Valley Student Farm and other local farms, baked goods from our Not Just Desserts Bakery, local honey and many other local products each week. Stop by during your lunch break and see what’s available.

Retail Summer Hours of Operation

Spring is here, the end of semester is at hand and summer will be here momentarily. Dining Services’ retail operations will be going to summer hour schedules beginning on various dates in May. You can find the hours at this link. NOTE: Change in hours for USM on August 26th and 27th: USM will close at 2:30pm.