Dietary Concerns & Campus Dining

Dear WashU Community, We are committed to an inclusive dining experience for all students, regardless of dietary needs and preferences. We understand though that it can be challenging to find foods to meet one’s needs and preference. If you or someone you know is struggling to find food on campus to meet dietary or medical nutrition-related needs, please feel free to reach out to me directly.
-Rebecca Miller, Registered Dietitian & Assistant Director for Nutrition and Dietary Wellness

Read this message to view our nutrition philosophy and how to navigate our dining program with a food allergy, intolerance, or other dietary needs and preferences. Read more here.

Update to Campus Dining Services

Dear WashU Community, Thank you for your input on issues concerning chicken, bagels, fresh produce, and stocked shelves in our campus dining locations. After several meetings with our partner Bon Appetit’s corporate leadership, we are initiating the following action items to ensure the highest quality, value, and service to our students. Please feel free to let me know how things are going, so we can continue to improve our dining operations. -Gregory Minner

Please view this message to learn how Dining Services is addressing the quality, safety, and accessibility concerns expressed in our dining establishments and marts. Read More.

February 6, 2022 message from Dining Services

We want you to know we are aware of concerns about the quality of the food that is currently available through our dining operations.  We have heard complaints about subpar chicken products and bagels, lack of fresh fruit and vegetables, and empty shelves in our convenience marts.  These conditions are unacceptable and we are working with our partner Bon Appetit to immediately correct and provide better quality and value to our students. Read More

October 20, 2021 message from Dining Services

COVID-related food service supply chain interruptions are a new (and daily) reality. Our team is dedicated to create varied menu offerings, and are working with our suppliers — and with our purchasing department — to ensure the best possible product access each day. Unfortunately, our suppliers can only deliver products they have in stock, and even if those products are in stock many of our suppliers are facing labor shortages that mean they do not have warehouse workers or drivers to get these products to us. Given these challenges, menu items are subject to changes that have not normally been necessary and missed deliveries can compromise variety. Read More

October 6, 2021 message from Dining Services

There is a national labor crisis affecting many industries,  — but especially the hospitality industry. Unfortunately, the community of Washington University is not exempt from this shortage. Dining Services is fortunate enough to have some tenured employees who have returned this year to provide the campus community with exceptional food and service. Read More

September 28, 2021 message from Dining Services

The Dining Services team at Washington University cannot express enough how excited we are to see you all back on campus. We recognize the important role dining plays on the WashU campus. Delicious food that meets your dietary needs and lifestyles combined with the sense of community that the dining experience provides are all essential to the mental and physical well-being of the campus community. Read More

Dining Services receives Horton Dining Award

Dining Services at Washington University in St. Louis has received a gold 2020 Loyal E. Horton Dining Award from the National Association of College & University Food Services. Read More