January 28, 2023

Campus Dining News

Campus Dining Upcoming Events and Offers

“Meals & Deals” dining coupon books are now available for purchase from cashiers at the Top of the UC or the Eagle’s Nest. Four types of coupon books are being offered – some for dining at the Top of the UC only and some that include dining at the Top of the UC, Bodacious Burgers, and Simply To Go Meal Deals. Every coupon book includes one or more bonus Panera coupons that are good for any grain bowl or sandwich at the UMW Panera.

“Fuel Up for Success: Mindful Eating” is an opportunity to get Tips, Tricks and Recipes for creating well-balanced meals with limited cooking facilities from George Mason’s Resident Campus Dietitian Veronica Hayes. This event will be held at 6 p.m. in Monroe 116 on Monday, October 21.

“Oktoberfest Celebration Lunch” will be held at the Top of the UC on Wednesday, October 23rd.  The special fare will be offered between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and is included in the regular lunch price. The faculty and staff dining room is open from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p .m.

“GSMA  Celebration: Rainbow Night”  Campus Dining, in partnership with PRISM, will be hosting “Rainbow Night” at the Top of the UC from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring rainbow cakes and rainbow sherbet. This feature is included in the regular dinner price. The “Stone Steakhouse” event, featuring hand-cut rib eye steaks cooked to order, will also be available for an additional $5.00 from 5 p.m. while supplies last.

For additional information on any of these events contact Campus Dining at 540-654-2165 or e-mail dining@umw.edu.

 

Thanksgiving Dinner Volunteers Needed

Campus Dining will be hosting the annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday, November 20th at the Top of the UC. Approximately 1,700 students are expected to attend the dinner, so many extra hands will be needed in order to serve such a large number of guests.

Each year many members of UMW’s faculty and staff volunteer to help serve this and other holiday dinners, and they always have lots of fun! Volunteers can bring spouses, significant others, or older children to help serve, and they all get to enjoy the bountiful Thanksgiving feast for free!

Volunteers are asked to serve for one of the following shifts:

4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.

5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.

6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Rose Benedict at rbenedic@umw.edu or call 540-654-2169.

 

Campus Recreation, Dining Team Up with Katora for Fitness Center Event

Cardio exercise boosts your heart rate, burns fat and calories, and helps fight fatigue. So does coffee. Research has shown that enjoying a cup of joe before your workout can pack an even bigger punch. That’s why Cardio & Katora is coming to the fitness center on Friday, Aug. 23, from noon to 2 p.m. […]

Campus Recreation, Dining Team Up with Katora for Fitness Center Event

Cardio exercise boosts your heart rate, burns fat and calories, and helps fight fatigue. So does coffee. Research has shown that enjoying a cup of joe before your workout can pack an even bigger punch.

That’s why Cardio & Katora is coming to the fitness center on Friday, Aug. 23, from noon to 2 p.m. Sponsored by Campus Recreation, Katora Café and Dining Services, the event gives the UMW community the opportunity to take the fitness center’s new fleet of state-of-the-art cardio machines for a spin – or a sprint – while sampling Katora’s healthy drinks and snacks. The popular Fredericksburg coffeehouse will soon open a new location across from the Hurley Convergence Center in the space previously occupied by Blackstone Coffee.

Read more. 

Top of the UC Reopening August 12

The Top of the UC will reopen on Monday, August 12th with a modified schedule.  Serving hours for the week of August 12 through August 18 will be as follows:

Monday through Friday

*Breakfast:    7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

*Lunch:          11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

*Dinner:         5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

Lunch:           11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dinner:          5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Serving hours will be expanded as new and returning students arrive on campus. Please contact Campus Dining at Dining@UMW.edu or visit the Campus Dining website at UMW.SodexoMyWay.com for schedule updates or other dining information.

UMW Dining Services has BBQ Recipe Published in Magazine

UMW Dining Service's BBQ Pork Parfait was featured in Food Management magazine.

UMW Dining Service’s BBQ Pork Parfait was featured in Food Management magazine.

UMW Dining Service’s summer is certainly getting off to a great start! First UMW’s catering team was voted “Best of the Burg” in the contest sponsored by The Free Lance-Star!  Now Food Management Magazine has featured the team’s BBQ Pork Parfait in their segment on State Fair-inspired cuisine!  This dish was part of the prize-winning menu created by UMW’s culinary team for last year’s Chefs’ Fare competition, and it’s still winning recognition! Read more. 

University of Mary Washington Catering The Best in the Burg!

UMW Catering Voted Best in the Burg!Thank you for voting University of Mary Washington Catering The Best in the Burg in The Free Lance-Star newspaper! Congratulations to the University of Mary Washington and Sodexo for this exciting honor!

Campus Dining Launches Customer Satisfaction Survey

Campus Dining would like to invite UMW students, faculty and staff to complete an online Customer Satisfaction Survey. The information collected will assist us in enhancing your dining experience based on your feedback. This survey will take approximately seven minutes of your time. The information you provide is confidential, and the aggregate results will be used for research purposes only. It will not be used to sell or market to you in any way, and you will not be contacted as a result of completing this survey.

You may fill out the survey by clicking the link below. You may also take the survey at one of the survey computer stations at the Top of the UC and receive a sweet treat as a “thank you” for your time. The computer station will be available in front of the elevators from noon to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m., Oct. 1 through 5. If you have questions about the survey, please feel free to contact Campus Dining at Dining@UMW.edu.

Link to survey:
https://sodexo.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cNEjHBpoijNjh7D?mainNumber=97498

New Freedom Meal Card Available for Faculty & Staff

Campus Dining is now offering Freedom Meal punch cards that UMW faculty and staff can use to purchase meals at the Top of the UC, or for selected Meal Deals at any of five retail dining locations.  The Meal Deal option can provide faculty and staff with a savings of anywhere from $1 to $4 or more on the purchase of food items at Qdoba, Jamba Juice, Li’l Joe’s, the Underground, and the Market at the Nest.  Each card is good for 10 meals and may be purchased at any Campus Dining location for $60.  For more information, contact Rose Benedict at 540-654-2169 or rbenedic@umw.edu.

Volunteers Needed for Winter Holiday Dinner

Campus Dining is hosting a Winter Holiday Dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Top of the UC.  The menu will feature Steamship Round of Beef, Broiled Salmon, Baked Ham, Maple Glazed Chicken, Roast Turkey with all the trimmings, Vegan Tofurkey, a Cookie Decorating Station, Hot Chocolate, and much more. To view the complete menu go to UMW.SodexoMyWay.com.

Volunteers are needed between 4:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. to assist with serving this festive dinner.  Each shift is one hour long, and all volunteers may dine for free.  For additional information or to volunteer, contact CaraMarie at 540-654-2165 or e-mail Dining@UMW.edu.