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Celebrate Ramadan
March 22 - April 21, 2023, Suhoor and Iftar meals will be available at Arrillaga Family Dining Commons and Lakeside Dining from sunset – 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and sunset – 8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Learn More

 

Ramadan

Celebrate Passover
Matza, matzah ball soup, and other traditional Passover foods will be available in all SDHA dining halls, including EVGR Dining, throughout Passover. Learn More

Passover

Spring Break Hours

View Dining Hall Spring Break Closure/Opening Schedule. All hours subject to change, please refer to each dining hall’s webpage for most up to date information.

Spring Break Hours

News

Stanford Report
Local organizations collaborate with Stanford with seed awards from the Office of Community Engagement February 6, 2023

International Fresh Produce Association
IFPA names Chef Christina Betondo as Produce Excellence in Foodservice Award winner for Colleges and Universities. May 26, 2022

 

Today's Dietitian
Is Foodservice on the Rebound? Learn how dietetics professionals and foodservice operators are engaging in menu innovation and technology to attract diners and spark growth. June - July, 2022

Buddhistdoor Global
Buddhist Nun Teaches Sustainability at Stanford with Korean Temple Cuisine May 6, 2022

Stanford Daily
Buddhist Nun Jeong Kwan Seunim teaches Korean temple cuisine at the Farm May 3, 2022

Stanford Report
Campus dining options help students maintain dietary guidelines during Passover and Ramadan. March 30, 2022

Food Service Director
How Stanford University Makes Dining Inclusive For Students With Food Allergies. December 17, 2022

 

Stanford News

R&DE Stanford Dining's Leadership on Climate-Smart Dining Featured in Edible Silicon Valley

This article, Climate-Smart Dining, by Sophie Egan, R&DE Stanford Dining's Senior Advisor for Sustainable Food Systems, featured Stanford Dining's pioneering One Plate, One Planet sustainable food program. It appeared in the winter issue of Edible Silicon Valley Magazine November 22, 2021

Stanford News

Food Management

FM On Demand with Tara Fitzpatrick: Stanford Dining’s Christina Betondo’s top tips for managing humans May 10, 2022

Halal food’s evolving flavors and fusions February 1, 2022

Viewpoint: How Stanford Dining cultivates a culture of camaraderie in an industry scarred by mental health issues January 26, 2022

How Campus Dining Supports Stanford’s New Neighborhood Model. October 22, 2021

Stanford News

Food Inspiration Magazine
Sophie Egan on Sea Vegetables and Conscious Eating. October 5, 2021

Stanford News

Stanford News
Reducing campus emissions focus of new Stanford program. August 20, 2021

Stanford News

Stanford Today
R&DE Stanford Dining advances sustainability effort. April 2021

Stanford Today

Plate Magazine
How Stanford University Became Teaching Model for Gender Equity. May, 2021

Plate Magazine

Campus Dining Today
The Bold Sustainability Vision of One Plate, One Planet: How R&DE Stanford Dining is Driving Climate Action and Equitable Procurement. 2019

Campus Dining Today

Schwab Executive Dining Recognized by Financial Times 
Congratulations to the team at Schwab Executive Conference & Catering Services for being recognized by the Financial Times as the #1 executive dining program in the world for 2017. This is their 10th year to be #1 in the world.

Financial Times

Stanford University is Nation’s First REAL Certified Campus Dining Program
Eat REAL and U.S. Healthful Food Council recognized Stanford University as the first campus dining program in the country to be Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL) Certified for its use of nutrition and sustainability best practices. Modeled after the LEED green building program, REAL is the nationally recognized mark of excellence for food and foodservice operators committed to holistic nutrition and environmental stewardship.

Eat Real

R&DE Stanford Dining Recognized for its Sustainable Efforts
The Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability named R&DE Stanford Dining its 2015 HCFS grant recipient for being the most innovative and best-executed foodservice sustainability organization of the year. R&DE Stanford Dining will receive a cash award to invest in additional sustainability measures and will be invited to become a Fellow of the HCFS and help select future operations for recognition.

Hobart

Awards

2022 Kenneth M. Cuthbertson Award Winner
Dr. Shirley J. Everett

Senior Associate Vice Provost for Residential & Dining Enterprises
Senior Adviser to the Provost on Equity and Inclusion
https://news.stanford.edu/report/2022/06/08/stanford-announces-winners-2022-cuthbertson-dinkelspiel-gores-awards/

2019 Good Egg Award, for R&DE Stanford Dining's cage-free purchasing program  
https://www.compassioninfoodbusiness.com/awards/good-egg-award/
/dining/news-and-awards

Compassion

AASHE Stars

2019 Platinum Rating
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AASHE Stars

Smart Catch designation, by the James Beard Foundation, to R&DE Stanford Dining 
for the commitment to sustainable seafood purchasing program as of 2017

https://www.jamesbeard.org/smart-catch

 

James Beard

Sani Professional Food Safety Advisory Council

2016 Sani Award for Outstanding Food Service Program Innovation
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SANI Awards

United States Healthful Food Council Certification as a Responsible Epicurean
and Agricultural Leadership (REAL) restaurant, to R&DE Stanford Dining
for its use of nutrition and sustainability best practices, 2015  

https://www.food-management.com/news-trends/stanford-first-college-get-real

REAL Certified

Hobart Center for Food Sustainability Grant, to R&DE Stanford Dining for being the
most innovative and best-executed foodservice sustainability organization of the year, 2015
 
https://www.food-management.com/archive/hobart-center-foodservice-sustainability-will-award-5000-grant-individual-or-company-most-in
 

Hobart

Peta(2)'s 2015 favorite vegan-friendly college, R&DE
Large U.S. School Category
Stanford University  
https://collegereportcard.peta.org/college/stanford-university/

PETA

Stanford University

2015 Community Partnership Award
Stanford University Residential & Dining Enterprises and Abilities United Employment Services Program

stanford community service award 2015

Financial Times

2019 #1 Ranking Executive Education for Food and Accommodation - Schwab Executive Services

2017 #1 Ranking Executive Education for Food and Accommodation - Schwab Executive Services

2015 #1 Ranking Executive Education for Food and Accommodation - Schwab Executive Services

2014 #1 Ranking Executive Education for Food and Accommodation - Schwab Executive Services

2013 #1 Ranking Executive Education for Food and Accommodation - Schwab Executive Services

2012 #1 Ranking Executive Education for Food and Accommodation - Schwab Executive Services

2011 #1 Ranking Executive Education for Food and Accommodation - Schwab Executive Services

2009 #1 Ranking Executive Education for Food and Accommodation - Schwab Executive Services

2008 #1 Ranking Executive Education for Food and Accommodation - Schwab Executive Services

2007 #1 Ranking Executive Education for Food and Accommodation - Schwab Executive Services

2006 #1 Ranking Executive Education for Food and Accommodation - Schwab Executive Services

Financial Times

United Fresh Produce Association 2014 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Award
Colleges & Universities Division
Chef Chandon Clenard, Senior Executive Chef
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United Fresh Produce Association

Sustainable Endowments Institute

2011 “A” - College Sustainability Report Card
Food & Recycling - Stanford University

2010 “A” - College Sustainability Report Card
Food & Recycling - Stanford University

2009 “A” - College Sustainability Report Card
Food & Recycling - Stanford University

2008 “A” - College Sustainability Report Card
Food & Recycling - Stanford University

2007 “A” - College Sustainability Report Card
Food & Recycling - Stanford University

Sustainable Endowments Institute

Food Management Magazine Best Concepts Awards

2012 Best of Show
Arrillaga Family Dining Commons

2012 Best New Facility
Arrillaga Family Dining Commons

SIEU

Montague Suite Dreams Design Challenge

2011 Montague Suite Dreams Design Challenge
1st Place: Arrillaga Family Dining Commons

Montague suite Dreams

Sierra Club

Cool Schools: Annual Ranking of America's Greenest Colleges
Third in Nation
R&DE Stanford Dining

Sierra Club

AASHE Stars

2012 Gold Rating
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Stars logo

NACUFS Loyal E. Horton Dining Award

2012 Silver Award
Residential Dining Concepts
Arrillaga Family Dining Commons

2008 Bronze Medal
Catering - Regular Menu
Schwab Executive Culinary Services

2007 Silver Medal
Catering - Special Event
Schwab Executive Culinary Services

2007 Silver Medal
Residence Hall Dining - Multiple Outlets
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Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards

NACUFS Culinary Challenge

2013 Regional Culinary Competition
Silver Medal - Chef Matthew Mina
R&DE Stanford Dining

2012 Regional Culinary Competition
Silver Medal - Chef Joe Guinto
R&DE Stanford Dining

2005 Regional Culinary Competition
Silver Medal - Chef Jeff Rosen
R&DE Stanford Dining

2004 National Culinary Competition
Gold Medal - Chef Raul Lacara
R&DE Stanford Dining

2004 Regional Culinary Competition
Gold Medal - Chef Raul Lacara
R&DE Stanford Dining

2004 Regional Culinary Competition
Bronze Medal - Chef Gary Arthur
R&DE Stanford Dining

2001 Regional Culinary Competition
Gold Medal - Chef Raul Lacara
R&DE Stanford Dining

NACUFS Culinary Challenge

NACUFS Sustainability Awards

2012 Silver Award
Outreach and Education
Sustainable Food Program - Living Laboratory

NACUFS

United States Congress

2007 Special Recognition - Sustainability
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US Congress

Restaurants & Institutions Ivy Awards

2006 Ivy Award Winner
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Ivy Awards

PG&E Award for Leadership in Applying Green Building Design, 2006

Eric Montell
R&DE Stanford Dining

PG&E