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BC DINING'S NEW BACK TO SCHOOL MENU ITEMS
Listed 4 times in Food Management, our Welcome BBQ Dinner and our Bibimbap Korean Rice Bowl made the cut.

avocado toast with fried egg

NEW ADVENTURES IN BREAKFAST
Food Management features BC's new breakfast options, including trends students have been wanting to try (avo toast!) to tomorrow’s healthiest new breakfast trends (hello, lentil grits, wheatberry porridge and rice omelets!)

 

savory bowls at eagles nest

THE BOWL-ED AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Food Management features The Eagle's Nest veggie-packed bowls meet students where they’re at, whether they are looking for vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free or “great healthy veggies with a treat.”

 

students and faculty cooking food

COOKING ACROSS BORDERS - FOOD FROM SYRIA
BC News as well as Food Management covered our February event. Students and faculty represented a variety of cultures and learned how to work together to create various dishes.

healthy to go breakfasts

WINNER: HEALTHY TO GO BREAKFAST
BC Dining is "always ready to collaborate with UGBC" and is "receptive to student feedback" - says the article in The Gavel.

Customers can order from Hillside in advance

ORDER FROM HILLSIDE IN ADVANCE
Check out Food Management magazine to how to order lunch or dinner from Hillside Cafe.

bowl at McElroy

THE SECRET TO BEATING THE LINES AT EAGLE'S NEST
The Spoon University article by Hattie Swank explains how to do so.

customized bowl station and screaming eagle sandwich

THE HEIGHTS FOLLOWS THE SCREAMING EAGLE SANDWICH AND CUSTOMIZED BOWL STATION
After 12 years, the Screaming Eagle Sandwich in Corcoran is still popular.  In the Eagle's Nest, you can pick your protein and up to 3 sides in the "Bowl" station.
 

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MENUS OF CHANGE OPTIONS UNVEILED
BC Dining's new program collaborates with over 40 universities and showcases sustainable, healthy, and delicious foods. The Heights explained that students will still be able to get traditional foods, while The Gavel noted that the program promotes better food choices. 

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DINING TO IMPLEMENT NEW INITIATIVES
From the Eagle's Nest Harmony Bowls to the SHAKE IT UP salad bar station in Lyons, The Gavel notes the abundance of new dining options.

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MEATBALL EATING CONTEST HELD ON MAY 9
Corcoran Commons was abuzz watching Priya Atiya eat 13 meatballs and Kevin Suggz eat 14 meatballs in 7.5 minutes!  Each won $100. Here are the other participants.

dining at earth day

DINING AT EARTH DAY 2016
Students Maren Kizershot and Jennifer Wisnewski represented BC Dining, explaining our commitment to sustainability practices.

april in paris

APRIL IN PARIS
This event in Stuart, Corcoran and McElroy featured exquisite dishes like Coq Au Vin, Nicoise Salad, and Poulet Parisienne.

barista challenge

BARISTA CHALLENGE HELD IN HILLSIDE CAFE
In April, baristas from around the campus were judged on speed and taste by members of Equal Exchange, Starbucks, and Peet's.  Nicole Bowen was the winner.
 

students test out RAISING CANE

BU BRINGS FOOD TO CAMPUS
When BC beat BU in the Beanpot this year, BU's Raising Cane's chicken fingers were the prize for all to sample in McElroy, as featured in BC News.

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SEAFOOD EXTRAVAGANZA AT CORCORAN
Seafood expert Andrew Wilkinson serves our students with BC Dining chefs.

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WHEN YOU'RE HUNGRY PAST 8PM, GO TO LATE NIGHT.
The Heights reveals the most popular Late Night items: mozzarella sticks and chicken fingers.

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BC DINING'S 'TEST KITCHEN' STIRS UP ON-CAMPUS MEAL OPTIONS
"With the launch of Test Kitchen, BC Dining continues in its mission to add more variety to the menu and encourage students to become more involved in the campus dining experience." - says the article in The Heights.

michael kann cooking with students

BC DINING IN THE CHRONICLE
The March 26, 2015, issue had several articles about BC Dining. "Toils of Winter" recognized Dining for staying on campus during the snowstorms to take care of our students. "Assignment Brings Students from the Classroom to the Kitchen" explains how a Food and Culture Writing seminar paired with Associate Director Michael Kann to create a menu and prepare a meal.  

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BC DINING IN THE HEIGHTS
BC Dining was mentioned in two articles in the February 23rd edition of The Heights: "Caffeine on campus," takes a look at the coffee consumption increase on campus.  "Contingency plan" tells the story of what it has been like to be sure our students are fed during the stormy days of this winter.

students waiting for food at dining hall

BLIZZARD KUDOS
Check out these articles from The Heights and Foodservice Director Magazine to read about BC Dining and their staff's efforts to keep the dining halls running through the blizzards.

students waiting for food in dining hall

BC DINING PROVIDES QUALITY FOOD
Check out the December 8, 2014, article from The Gavel, which shares that "we have one of the best dining programs in the country."

Favorite Eats & Drinks

bibimbap

BACK TO SCHOOL MENU ITEMS TO SAVOR
New items from BC Dining such as ramen and bibimbap are featured in Food Management.

savory bowl from eagle's nest

SAVORY BOWLS AND PITAYA BOWLS ARE A HIT
BC Dining's new bowls make Food Management's list of "20 bowls to try right now."

acai bowl

ALL DAY DINING OPTIONS
Read the article in February's Food Service Director and how BC DINING stays up with food trends.

BC offers Bowls concept

BOSTON COLLEGE OFFERS "BOWLS" CONCEPT
One of the features in NACUFS January newsletter explains the new bowl concept, decreasing the amount of meat and increasing the amount of vegetables.

SCREAMING EAGLE SUBS


NEW YORK TIMES
RAVES ABOUT BC DINING'S SCREAMING EAGLE'S CHEESE STEAK SUB

Check out the March 30th feature and recipe.
 

Hubert's Organic Lemonade

LOOK FOR HUBERT'S ORGANIC LEMONADE IN THE ON THE FLY MINI MARTS
Choose from strawberry, watermelon, raspberry, and black raspberry.
 

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CAFFEINATED ON CAMPUS
Your coffee and tea needs are met on campus.  The Gavel gives you great suggestions in their November 7, 2016, article.

students paying for food in dining hall

BOSTON COLLEGE BEST EATS AND DINING'S NEW INITIATIVE
The Gavel reports that Mac & Cheese at Lyons and the Honey Q at McElroy are two favorites on campus.

student serving customers

DINING OFFERS VEGAN PIZZA
The Heights August 31st article shares about the new renovations, sustainable and healthy options, and the first culinary showcase of the academic year.

breakfast bowl

BUZZWORTHY BREAKFAST BOWLS
Food Management's article explains how students, including those from BC, are looking for healthy morning options.

 

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BOSTON COLLEGE BEST EATS

In The Gavel, take a look at some of the scrumptious foods around campus like Mac & Cheese at Lyons and Tapas at Stuart.

dining international options

BC DINING SERVICES INTERNATIONAL OPTIONS
Read the Spoon University article on Dining's international meals.

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TEST KITCHEN CREATES NEW MENU ITEMS LIKE THE POWER BOWL
In the NACUFS March newsletter, they share that the "BC Test Kitchen has opened up communication between staff and students, and helps ensure that the student dining experience on campus is a positive and delicious one!"

acai bowls

ACAI BOWLS COME TO ADDIE'S AND CARNEY'S
Read the February 22 article in The Heights and the NACUFS February newsletter.

New England Classic

THE NEW ENGLAND CLASSIC
The Heights dives into the history of BC Dining's most famous sandwich: The New England Classic

tim fonseca explaining desserts

NEW DESSERTS COMING TO THE CHOCOLATE BAR
An April 27 The Heights article explains that BC's bakery will be creating new desserts including chocolate chip banana bread.

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BC DINING FAN FAVORITES
BC Dining food favorites are listed in this March 27, 2015, article from The Gavel, which names Stuart's quesadillas and Lower's mac + cheese. 

The New England Classic is served in three dining halls.

SANDWICH OF THE MONTH
Food Management named The New England Classic its sandwich of the month in May 2014.  Since its inception, the sandwich now appears in three dining halls.

Screaming eagle sandwich

"HOW TO COOK A SCREAMING EAGLE"
Read about our delicious sandwich in a 2011 New York Times Magazine article.

Salted pretzel at Conte Forum

SALTED PRETZELS COME TO CONTE FORUM
See the March 2015 tweet about the new salted pretzels.

Sustainability

peta report card

BC Dining Receives "A" from peta2
peta2 recognizes Dining for providing all students with exceptional vegan food.

FRESH to table

BC Dining Receives $400K Grant for FRESH Initiative, Promoting Sustainability
The Environmental Eagle shares about the exciting new initiative at Corcoran Commons.

FRESH to table

BC Dining Initiates Sustainability Goals for the semester
Check out The Gavel feature on FRESH to Table at Corcoran Commons.

Dining looked for their plates to be returned

THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE RETURN OF DINING HALL PLATES
Check out The Environmental Eagle article.

Haley House

SOURCING AT BC DINING
Improper Bostonian shares about BC Dining's relationship with Haley House, a bakery cafe that provides delicious food made by men and women in the Transitional Employee Program for those returning from incarceration.

sorting trash in MAC

BC DINING AND STUDENT GROUPS PARTNER TO COMPOST IN MAC
Look for green shirted students to help sort your trash. Here is The Heights article from February 12, 2017, and The Gavel article from March 11.

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TRASH DINNER
BC Dining saved their leftover food scraps throughout the week and prepared a delicious meal for the sustainable living floor.

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LEAN PATH ON CAMPUS
The Lean Path program helps to reduce food waste. Read how we made changes in our dining halls.
 

female shopping at farmers' market on Corcoran Plaza

FARMERS MARKET
Early fall means the Boston College Farmers Market on Corcoran Plaza!  Page 8 of October's Boston College Chronicle shows locally grown and delicious fruits and vegetables.

volunteers help BC DINING donate food

EVERY BITE COUNTS
The article that was published in NACUFS May newsletter explains BC Dining's efforts to donate food to nonprofits in the Greater Boston area.   

Article explaining what Dining does with leftover food

DINING HELPS NEEDY WITH FOOD
Read about Dining's relationship with Every Bite Counts and Lovin' Spoonfuls in The Heights article from February 12.     

Awards

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BEST VEGAN RECIPE WINNER
The Powerbowl was selected NACUFS' Bronze Award Winner for Best Vegan Recipe. Here is the video.

 

tapas

DINING'S AWARD WINNING TAPAS
What started out as a Test Kitchen item, our tapas won Food Management's Best Concept award, as noted in The Gavel.
 

MRA's Stars of the Industry award winners

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STARS OF THE INDUSTRY
Keze Whitlow from Stuart was named "2015 Line Chef of the Year", and Johnny Mac from our catering team was a finalist for the "2015 People's Choice" award at the Massachusetts Restaurant Association's event in November. Read the article that was in February 2016 The Chronicle.

logo for The Daily Meal

BOSTON COLLEGE LISTED AS ONE OF THE TOP 75 COLLEGES FOR FOOD
The Daily Meal has once again listed BC as "one of the 75 best colleges for food in America."
 

Our Stories

Margie working in Corcoran

SUPPORTED EMPLOYEE PROGRAM HELPS BC WORKERS FEEL FULFILLED
Margie Richardson and Sandy Tuttle have been members of the BC Community for 30 years. Read their stories in CBS Boston.

poster for manager Jim Devoe who passed away

LONGTIME BC DINING MANAGER PASSES AWAY
"Jim Devoe...was such a great guy. He has made an impact on people’s lives.” Read more about Jim's legacy in The Heights.

stuart hall

STUART FEELS LIKE FAMILY
Dolores Joyce moved to Stuart Hall a few years ago, as noted in The Gavel, and enjoys the wonderful atmosphere.

Hillside cafe

LIFE BEHIND THE HILLSIDE COUNTER WITH MARK JUDD
With customers and staff, Assistant Manager Mark Judd surrounds himself with good people.  Here is The Heights February 7th column.

Dorita is the Angel of ON THE FLY

"ANGEL" IN THE MINI MART.
Interaction with students is a very important part of Dorita Angelats' job. Read in The Heights about one of Stuart's impressive employees.

 

 

Heraldo looks forward to working every day.

A TALK WITH HERALDO LAGUERRE OF EAGLE'S NEST
"Every time I come in here (Eagle's Nest), I am excited," Heraldo says. Read the December 2015 article in The Heights.

Ana Jiminez 14-year veteran in the Eagle's Nest

ANA JIMENEZ WORKS WITH CARE AND ENTHUSIASM 
Ana has worked at BC for the past fourteen years. Read the October 19, 2015, article from The Heights.

strawberries and BC dining logo

"BC DINING: ONE OF THE MOST STUDENT-FRIENDLY ORGANIZATIONS ON CAMPUS"
From adding new food options to revamping several dining halls, BC Dining receives kudos in The Heights.

Tim Fonseca is BC's Pastry Chef

PASTRY CHEF IS SWEET ON BC
Check out The Boston College Chronicle's article on Pastry Chef Tim Fonseca, who enjoys working with BC's talented staff.

Sheila Tucker on NECN news

BOSTON COLLEGE IN THE NEWS
BC’s Executive Dietitian, Sheila Tucker, discusses the proposed changes to the food label on NECN morning news. 

Facilities

Lyons Hall

LYONS HALL GETS A SUMMER FACELIFT
In order to accommodate a better flow of traffic, Lyons Dining Hall now has an open floor plan in the servery, explained by The Heights.

barista making caramel macchiato

STARBUCKS AT MCELROY'S EAGLE ON THE FLY SERVES COFFEE LOVING STUDENTS
Check out The Heights article from April, 2016.
 

Starbucks in McElroy pickture

STARBUCKS IN MCELROY ON THE FLY
Have you been lucky enough to visit Starbucks on campus?  You can enjoy the same wonderful Starbucks drinks that you have come to love. 

DECEMBER 2015 POP UP DINNER WAS SUCCESSFUL

Meatball in a cup with bread

MEATBALL OBSESSION IS AT THE HEIGHTS
The Boston Globe's March 10, 2015 article on Meatball Obsession tells of Mama Mancini's meatball in a cup.

selection of foods at McElroy

EAGLE'S NEST RENOVATIONS IN McELROY COMMONS
Food Management's article on the Eagle's Nest renovation shares the stations that have been popular with customers and employees.   

dining station at Lyons

WHY IS LYONS CALLED THE RATT?  Bet you didn't know.
Find out in this article from The Gavel

FEELS LIKE HOME
When the Jesuits were temporarily in a building off campus during the St. Mary's renovation, a dining room and kitchen were set up to give the place a "homey" feel.  The article is from the July, 2014, edition of On-Campus Hospitality.