We expect our food to taste good, but we want it to do more than that. We want to know where it came from. How it’s made. Who prepared it. We want it to tell a story. We promise to share these authentic, personalized, and collaborative food stories with our guests.
Share our culinary story with 100% transparency
By making all of our plates from scratch and inviting you to sit down at a monthly supper club, we provide an experience that shows our past, present and future for Deacon Dining.
Stay true to the way we serve our food
We use fresh, vibrant, responsibly-sourced ingredients to create exciting flavors from down the street and around the globe.
Quality is Our Commitment
Our chefs go beyond technique and flavor development—they stay true to the Deacon Dining culinary commitments from sourcing to preparation.
Our Culinary Commitments
Simple, clean, & honest
We keep our ingredients as clean as possible, so they taste the way nature intended. That means no artificial ingredients, additives or synthetic chemicals.
Ingredients with integrity
Our chefs pick the right ingredients for the right reasons. We support partners who share the same mission and care for their products, livestock and crops with respect and responsibility.
Committed to the community
We make sure a minimum of 20% of our ingredients are grown, harvested or produced within 150 miles of campus to keep food fresh and communities thriving.
Handmade makes a difference
We take a hands-on approach to the way we prepare our meals. Our recipes are chef-developed and prepared in-house in small batches to ensure peak flavor.
Rooted in health and wellness
Our wellness managers ensure the menus we create work for a variety of nutritional needs to nourish every student’s body and mind.
Meet the Team
Our team is always here for you! Read more about the members of our Dining Leadership team and to learn fun facts about us and how we describe our group.
From Pop-Ups to Supper Clubs, WOW events to Dining Hall takeovers, we do these for our guests to mix up their daily dining routine. Check out some of the events we hold on campus each semester.
Frequently Asked Questions
We know that it can be confusing starting out at a new home away from home, especially when it comes to something as important as daily meals. We don't want our guests to worry, that's why we make all our meals from scratch, so it tastes just like home. There's nothing sweeter than finding the answers to your questions at any time. Read more about any lingering thoughts you may have.