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In the News

Keep meat and protein-based sides on the front burner
March 02, 2017

Northwestern Dining's District Executive Chef, Chris Studtmann, featured in Food Service Directors culinary magazine. Keep meat and protein-based sides on the front burner highlights Northwestern Dining's commitment to your health and wellness on campus. Read the entire article by clicking here.

A new age of menu customization | FoodService Director
March 02, 2017

Elder Hall’s My Kitchen station at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., offers a daily rotating ingredient bar with items such as stir-fry, pasta, paella, Indian curry, Asian noodles, quesadillas and risotto. Students choose their ingredients and then prepare them at induction burners, with the unit’s executive chef providing cooking tips along the way. Click here to read the full article.

Local Produce and Real Food at Northwestern Dining
March 02, 2017

Purchasing locally grown produce is part of Northwestern Dining’s commitment to sustainability and to meeting the University’s needs. Locally grown produce not only ensures fresh, great tasting, and nutritious food, it supports the local communities, including local farmers and artisan producers. Northwestern Dining’s definition of “local” is produce that is grown and delivered in the same state or geographic location. Click here to read the full article.

Reducing Waste at Northwestern Dining
March 02, 2017

In the month of February, Northwestern Dining started a push to encourage students to use reusable cups in the Dining Halls rather than disposable to-go cups. This initiative is part of a broader effort to reduce waste from dining facilities on campus. Northwestern Dining also composts food scraps in dining halls, works to educate students on how they can cut back on waste and donates extra food to Campus Kitchens. Click here to view the entire article.

Northwestern Dining Recognized As One Of The 14 Best Dining Halls In America
February 05, 2015

Thrilllist has ranked Northwestern Dining as one of the 14 best college dining halls in America.

Northwestern Dining Recognized As One Of The 15 Best Dining Halls On College Campuses By Busniess Insider
February 05, 2015

Northwestern dining has been recognized as one of the 15 best dining halls by Business Insider by reducing waste, increasing the purchases of local produce, our wonderful on-campus dietitian and our famous hot cookie bar!

Animal Welfare Commitment
March 24, 2017

XOXO to Sodexo – For Taking a Stand for Millions of Hens

Today, with Sodexo, we are announcing that the giant food service company has committed, over the next five years, to switch all 20 million pounds of its liquid eggs to cage-free. The company manages dining operations at thousands of colleges, universities, hospitals, and corporate dining centers across the country. Due to its enormous size, this will remove 750,000 hens from battery cages per year and put them into cage-free settings. This announcement comes after prior announcements from the company to switch to cage-free for its 39 million shell eggs – which provides a better living for an additional 150,000 birds. 

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RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2016
February 25, 2016

Sodexo has elevated its position as one of the most sustainable companies in the world by earning awards in all three of the categories in RobecoSAM's annual "Sustainability Yearbook 2016" as the Industry Leader, Industry Mover, Gold Class distinction. For the ninth consecutive year, Sodexo has been ranked as the best-performing company for economic, social and environmental performance in the Restaurant & Leisure Facilities sector.

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