Duke Dining selected as a Top National Collegiate Dining Services Location!

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Thumbnail National food and drink publication, The Daily Meal, has placed Duke Dining in the top 1% of colleges and universities interviewed for best college food in America. They conducted an eye-opening study that examined the most outstanding campus dining at 2000 four-year colleges across the country. The Daily Meal selected Duke Dining as an extraordinary dining services university and used the following methodology to determine their results: healthy food options, local & sustainable programs, accessibility & service, events/nutritional education, the ‘X’ factor and the overall dining program.

As printed in the Daily Meal:

Duke’s dining program is so incredible that students honestly don’t ever need to leave campus to eat. Campus establishments serve dishes like pan-seared diver scallops with a basil pistou; carved-to-order porchetta topped with salsa verde; and gnocchi and sage au gratin, dishes more likely to be found in a fine dining establishment.

With more than 30 dining options on campus, an additional 17 will deliver food right to your dorm. But seeing as the Blue Devils have a large appetite, the staff has come up with an incredibly unique way to improve the dining experience using two words: Food. Trucks. Seven of them, to be exact. By using a Google calendar to find the times and locations of trucks serving, for example, Greek cuisine, tacos, and crepes, students never will go hungry again.

Additionally, the new Penn Pavilion features seven new Duke Dining venues: Bistro (carved meats and sides), Comforts (comfort food), Stacks (deli-style sandwiches), Cilantro (made-to-order Mexican), Alforno (pizza and pasta), Greens (soup and salad), Dash (grab and go), as well as a local vendor, Sitar, serving Indian cuisine and sushi. The new space, a temporary home until the completion of the West Union Renovation Project, provides a picturesque dining experience with beautiful wooded views through the floor to ceiling windows. 

Congratulate your Duke Dining staff on this wonderful success!