Dining News

Certified Green Restaurant: Ingredients for Success

February 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized

Join Becky Malamut from the Green Restaurant Association and Sabrina Pashtan, sustainability coordinator for Dining Services, to learn about what it takes to become a Certified Green Restaurant.  Boston University has three 4-star and one 3-star Certified Green Restaurants®. What does it take to hold the highest designation for a green restaurant? Sustainable food procurement, strict energy and water conservation measures, chemical and pollution reduction, waste reduction and diversion and more. Come learn about the dining room that you in on a daily basis, and how these measures are impacting the future of the food industry!

When: Wednesday, March 18th, 11:30am-12:15pm and again from 12:30-1:15pm

Location: SHA 110

Host: Chris Muller and his Food Management Class

Free and open to the public

Composting Comes Out

January 21st, 2014 in Uncategorized

Tuesday, January 28th 5-6;30pm

Warren Towers, Fresh Food Co. at West campus, Fresh Food Co. at Marciano Commons

Participate in the Clean Plate Challenge. Be aware of the difference you can make and show off your clean plate!

Help Dining Services reduce food waste. If every student wasted 1 oz less per meal, more than 100,000 meals could be saved from the compost barrel.

Upload your best #BUCleanPlate photo to @BUClubGiiVE to win a prize.

1st prize- $35 Otto Pizza, 2nd prize $15- Blue State Coffee

Sponsored by BU Club GiiVE and BU Dining Services Sustainability

Improv Cooking Class

September 27th, 2013 in Uncategorized

Improv cooking class 10-2013

August 28th, 2013 in Uncategorized

BU Dining’s 3rd Annual Apple Picking and Cranberry Bog Field Trip


What: It’s fall in New England, which means great weather, leaf peeping, and apple picking.  BU Dining will kick off the semester with our 3rd annual fall sustainability field trip!  We will be traveling by bus and touring a cranberry bog in Plymouth county with local nonprofit AD Makepeace, followed by some good ole’ New England apple picking nearby.  The trip is free and we will provide breakfast and lunch.

When:  Saturday, September 21, 9am-3pm. Breakfast served 8:30am-9:00am in the GSU Link.

Where:  Bus leaving from the GSU at 9am

How:  The first day of registration is Monday, September 2nd.  Beginning that day, you can sign up by emailing me at harpers@bu.edu.  Participation will be offered in date received order.  This is a very popular trip and seats are limited, so remember to mark your calendars.

Who:  Signup is open to all BU students

Composting Comes Out

April 2nd, 2013 in Uncategorized

Join us on Wednesday, April 17th from 6-7pm in all residential dining halls to promote lowering food waste on campus. Students will scrape their leftovers and napkins into the yellow barrel for compost. Join the Clean Plate Club and pledge to bring back a clean plate to the dish belt!CompostPoster