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Dining Blog

With over 35 dining concepts and 11 vendors on campus, we always have a lot to share.  Check out our blog for an in-depth look at our food and the people working hard behind the scenes to make your campus dining experience extraordinary.


What to Eat? imageCarnegie Mellon Dining Plans: Low in Stress, High in Nutrition and Convenience

As a Carnegie Mellon student, you’re busy. You have class in an hour, a paper due tomorrow, and a midterm exam next week. On top of everything else, you’re hungry, so it’s hard to concentrate. But your next meal isn’t exactly what you want to be thinking about. So, what are your options?  Check out our blog to find out!  Read more




Food for thought featured graphic of leafy greensFood for Thought

Studying for finals requires energy, stamina, and constant focus, which means that optimal nutrition is more important than ever. Learn how to keep your brain out of the fog with brain-boosting foods that can help you maximize your study time.  Read more






alooTaste of India 101

Harjit Singh, chef and owner of Taste of India, teaches us about the distinctive Indian cuisine that he has been serving the Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon communities for 25 years, both at his location in Resnik and his restaurant on Penn Avenue in Lawrenceville.   Read more






jtonesGetting to Know Jessica Tones

Carnegie Mellon Dining Services continues to strengthen its commitment to health and wellness for the campus community, and one exciting way it's exemplified that this academic year is through the hiring of Jessica Tones, the newest member of the Dining Services team serving as a registered dietitian, nutrition educator, and marketing coordinator.  Learn more about Jessica and how her role will make healthy eating more accessible on campus. Read more




nnm2016Savor the Flavor of Eating Right!

Carnegie Mellon Dining Services is celebrating National Nutrition Month® with a series of events and by highlighting some of the healthy and delicious food options we offer across campus throughout the academic year.  Check out our favorite healthy bites on campus! Read more



vicFood, Family, & Borscht: These Are a Few of His Favorite Things

If you dine on Carnegie Mellon's campus, you likely know Chef Vic. He is outgoing and friendly, goes out of his way to make his customers happy and satisfied, and is totally passionate about food. Read on to learn more about him! Read more






gulliftyTried and True:  Carnegie Mellon's Very Own Pittsburgh Restauranteur

Mark Hastie is the owner and operator of four dining locations on Carnegie Mellon University's campus - The Underground in Morewood Gardens, The Zebra Lounge in the College of Fine Arts, Skibo Café in the Cohon University Center, and SEIber Café in the Software Engineering Institute. Read more about Mark! Read more






huberKevin Huber: the Man Behind "The Paco"

Kevin Huber is the owner and operator of three dining locations on Carnegie Mellon University's campus - Gingers in Baker Hall and the Purnell Center, Stephanie's in the Mellon Institute, and The Exchange in Posner Hall. Let's learn more about him! Read more






tdAmy Enrico's "Cup of Gold"

In Italian, "tazza d’oro" means "cup of gold." Lucky for Carnegie Mellon University, Tazza D'Oro, has been serving up cups of gold to campus customers since 2010. Owner and operator Amy Enrico is committed to intense coffee and espresso training for Tazza's baristi, purchasing and carefully preparing the finest coffee, roasted by Counter Culture Coffee, and sourcing over 80% of food and milk purchases from local, independent vendors and farms.  Read more