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We love to offer unique dining experiences.

Not only does it give students more options to mix-up their daily meal routine, it’s also a ton of fun for us to put together! Here are just a few examples of special events that we have organized on campus:

Alamance Restaurant Takeovers

We love to welcome local businesses into our dining halls so that students can experience great food that is right in their backyard. So far we have hosted three such restaurants, Taaza Indian Bistro, Bowl & Naan, and NY Bagel and Deli. We hope to host more in the near future!

 

Food Truck Wednesday

Certain Wednesdays during the school year we hold Food Truck Wednesdays on campus. Different local food trucks visit for a few hours around lunch time, and students can use their meal plans to enjoy some delicious food that is not normally offered on campus!

 

Food Truck Frenzy

We also co-host a larger food truck event with Elon University SUB called Food Truck Frenzy! 10-12 local food trucks visit campus, and students can use their meal plans to purchase tickets and try a bunch of delicious, local food! SUB also organizes entertainment, like live music or photo booths, at the event!

 

Special Meals

We love organizing occasional special meals for our students. Recently, we held a Carnival Night at Clohan Hall. All students that came to Clohan that evening were treated to a awesome carnival-themed meal at all of our stations!

 

International Week

Each week at Lakeside Dining Hall our team features the cuisine of a different region in the world. A special, five day menu featuring entrees, soups, sides, and desserts is crafted each week. Not only does this give Elon students even more dining options each week, it also creates a unique educational opportunity at Lakeside.

 

Pop-Ups

We hold occasional impromptu pop-ups around campus as a surprise for students! Students are alerted the day of the pop-up. Recently Mill Point Catering set up this awesome lemonade pop-up featuring tasty cupcakes and French macarons, and we have more planned for the future!

 

Teaching Kitchens

Held a couple times a year, teaching kitchens give students the unique opportunity to interact in a small class setting with our trained chefs. Students are shown live demonstrations of popular dishes, and are encouraged to cook along with our chefs. At the end of each class, students go home with delicious dishes and recipe cards to help recreate them at home!

 

Registered Dietitian Events

Our Registered Dietitian, Amanda, holds many events on campus each year. The events are intended both to promote to students the many dietary options that our dining program offers, as well as to educate students about nutrition and healthy eating. Some events include a Vegan and Vegetarian Passport week and a Brain Foods event during exams!

 

Tasting Events

We are working with more and more local vendors every year, and we love to share those products with everyone on campus! Look for our local vendors to set up tables around campus to share their products and stories with our community!