Thank you to not only all of our talented chefs who participated in Dining Services 2018 Culinary Olympics Contest but to the judges and coordinators and all who participated in some way to make this event a success. View the list of extraordinary winners here.
Dining Services is pleased to announce that all of our retail operations now accept Discover and American Express. That includes all of our UC Cafes, The Beanery, UConn Dairy Bar, Dairy Bar Too, Union Street Market, One Plate, Two Plates, Freshens, Chuck & Augie’s, Union Central Exchange C-Store, the Food for Though Food Truck, the Ice Cream Truck plus Mort’s at Avery Point and Starbucks on the UConn Waterbury Campus.
In keeping with the University’s environmental sustainability plans, all of our eight residential dining units (Whitney, Buckley, South, McMahon, Putnam, Northwest, North & Gelfenbien) have been approved as Certified Green Restaurant® with the Green Restaurant Association. Founded in 1990, The Green Restaurant Association, an international nonprofit organization, has pioneered the Green Restaurant® movement as the leading voice within the industry, encouraging restaurants to green their operations using transparent, science-based certiﬁcation standards. With its turnkey certiﬁcation system, the GRA has made it accessible for thousands of restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable in Energy, Water, Waste, Food, Chemicals, Disposables, & Building. For more information: http://dining.uconn.edu/locations/
Now that flu season is upon us, if you become ill and cannot make it to a dining unit for a meal, you may call the dining facility you normally eat in, ask for the manager on duty and request a meal “to go.” Please provide the manager with your PeopleSoft number as well as the name of the individual who will be picking up your meal. When the designated person picks up the meal for you, they may swipe in their own card, swipe in the requesting student’s card and contact the unit manager to assist with the take-out.
For the fifth time in as many years, the University of Connecticut is among the top 10 schools in the Sierra Club’s “Cool Schools” ranking. UConn placed ninth on the list this year, and was one of only a few Carnegie Level One Research Institutions still in the top 10. A change in survey methodology knocked previously high-ranking schools lower down the list, and put smaller liberal arts colleges and schools with specialized environmental programs into the top spots.
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.