What's Happening in Dining

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Nov
2015

Colleagues from Japan

In early November, 10 colleagues from Japan had a taste of Residential Dining and our campus. The group belongs to the National Federation of University Co-operative Associations from Japan, which is connected to the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) in the states. UCSB was one stop along their...

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05

Oct
2015

Green Monday Logo

Let’s be green together! Residential Dining has been successful at featuring delicious dishes that are vegetarian and earth-friendly on a daily basis. As a reflection of our values, dining has also integrated a special event called Green Monday, three times a quarter, rotating among De La Guerra, Carrillo, and Ortega, serving a...

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17

Sep
2015

Move-In 2015

We are ready for Move-In Weekend and are thrilled to welcome our new and returning #Gauchos to our dining commons! We look forward to providing an excellent dining experience and are proud to serve menu items that are made from scratch with fresh, natural and seasonal ingredients, made on-site daily. Families and guests are welcome to...

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02

Sep
2015

Trayless Dining

In this time of drought, Dining is floating on top with its decision to go trayless more than 6 years ago, saving millions of gallons of water along the way. This fall quarter Dining Services celebrates its sixth anniversary of going trayless in our four dining commons. This implementation has come with high environmental benefits,...

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19

Aug
2015

Lamb kebabs; Moroccan style tilapia topped w/ bell peppers & tomatoes; crème brûlée; and posole

Are you craving new flavors and creative dishes? Look no further than our special Theme Meals!  Each Dining Commons will host a special meal inspired by a theme every quarter. These popular events generate excitement by celebrating diverse cuisines, hosting one-of-a-kind themes, adding variety to the menu rotation, and creating an...

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02

Jul
2015

Shrimp puff canapes

Residential Dining Services is in the news! Dining was highlighted as a college innovator by Foodservice Equipment & Supplies, recognized for the success of its weekly Tasting Tables, purchase of local produce, and construction of a new dining commons. In summary—

  • Since the introduction of the Tasting Tables,...
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19

Jun
2015

Food Collage

Meeting the needs of our hungry dining patrons, Dining has launched a new mobile- and user-friendly site that now displays interactive menus. By saving the address on your phone or selecting the ‘Interactive Menu’ link from dining’s ‘Menus’ page, #Gauchos will have a quicker and more...

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10

Jun
2015

For the second year, #UCSB Concessions will be a part of Commencement weekend. They will provide graduating Gauchos, families, friends, and other visitors with a one-stop shop for their food and beverage needs. Concessions will be located at two central locations— Student Resource Building (SRB) Lawn and a second tent adjacent to the...

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09

Jun
2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Residential Dining’s sustainability efforts in its 2015 Food Recovery Challenge which earned us a data driven award. Comparing our 2013 data percentages to 2014, the dining commons continued to decrease its food waste and strengthened its sustainability practices to prevent...

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04

Mar
2015

Nutrition Week Table

We are currently celebrating Nutrition Week in all of the dining commons from March 2-6th. Nutrition Week is a campaign to promote health and wellness to all our patrons, in connection to National Nutrition Month. We want our customers to feel educated about nutrition and feel confident in making informed choices.

The week will...

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