2023-2024 DINING ADVENTURES
Dining services are a major part of campus life at St. Olaf College, serving thousands of meals each week to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. We invite you to join us, experience great food, and share great company! Flip through these pages to learn more!
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A Sea-rious Q&A about Women in the Seafood Industry
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- Breakfast Served from 8:00 am - 9:30 am
- Brunch 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
- Dinner 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
- Breakfast Mon-Fri, 7:00 am - 9:45 am
- Breakfast Sat, 8:00 am - 9:30 am
- Breakfast Sun, 8:00 am - 9:00 am
- Brunch Sat, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
- Brunch Sun, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
- Lunch Mon-Fri, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
- Dinner Mon-Sun, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Located on the second floor of Buntrock Commons, Stav Hall is the central dining room on campus. It offers students and guests all-you-can-eat dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Stations throughout the cafeteria offer a wide variety of food, from chef-carved meats with home-style casseroles to creative vegan entrees to pan-Asian cuisine. Stav Hall also features two soups made in house daily, an extensive fruit and salad bar, and a selection of outstanding desserts.
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Student Group Pack-Outs
Things to Remember
- Order must be placed 72 hours in advance
- Include dietary restrictions
- Unit number required
- Disposable-ware included
- Pick up at Buntrock Commons loading dock – call 3052 for assistance
- Food should not be left out at room temperature for more than 2 hours
- Always wash your hands before handling food
Bon Appétit at St. Olaf is fighting food waste and hunger by recovering surplus perishable food from our campus that would otherwise go to waste and donating it to people in need through the Area Learning Center.
Northfield Public School’s – Area Learning Center provides a positive, safe and structured learning environment with block scheduling. They offer independent study for students who are unable to attend during normal school hours and can complete coursework with minimal teacher direction. The Teen Parenting Program provides support, information and skill-building opportunities to expectant teens and teenage parents. With dual enrollment, students can be enrolled in the ALC and another school at the same time.
SERVING STUDENTS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES AND CELIAC DISEASE
The dining services team is well-trained in food allergy awareness and offer a number of options for students with food allergies and celiac disease. This includes communication about and modification to existing menu items, special preparation of menu items, and access to special products as agreed upon with students.
Daily menus for each café can be accessed at stolaf.cafebonappetit.com. Menu items that are appropriate options for most students with celiac disease are labeled as “made without gluten-containing ingredients” and can be filtered to streamline searching using the dietary preferences filter. Top-9 allergens are included in menu names and/or descriptions whenever possible. For more on eating with a food allergy in our café, visit this page and review our food allergy and celiac disease guide. Further questions about ingredients can be answered by our trained managers/chefs on-site.
DINING WITHOUT THE TOP-9
We understand that our guests with special dietary needs, albeit food allergies, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, or any other medically necessary diet simply want a safe place to make food choices, quickly. To allow guests to have readily available options that meet their needs, we offer SimplyOASIS — a destination in Stav Hall where all meals are prepared without the use of top-9 allergens plus gluten through the sole use of whole foods.
When it comes to wellness, Bon Appétit’s focus is on simple, delicious food — that happens to be good for you. To support long-term health, we are bringing more plants to menus every day in a craveable way, while emphasizing healthy cooking techniques. When healthy food tastes good, nourishing your body and mind becomes the easy choice.
We serve thousands of guests with food allergies and sensitivities safely in our cafés every day. Our chefs, managers, and dietitians work closely with our food-allergic guests to create reasonable solutions to help them eat what they love. If you have questions about eating for your dietary needs in our cafés, reach out to us: we’ll gladly meet with you.
Wellness also includes the health of the animals, the workers, the community, and the Earth. They’re all connected. Bon Appétit has been committed to “food service for a sustainable future” for decades, and we’ve led the food service industry in tackling many important issues, such as cage-free eggs, antibiotics in animal production, and farmworker rights.
Meals When Sick
If you are not feeling well, please consider one of the following options:
- Grab a bag lunch, available in Stav between 7:30am – 1:00pm.
- Wear a mask and pick up your meal in Stav and take it to a more private area to eat. Please return your dishes to the Cage or Stav Hall when you are done (you are welcome to take the dishes to your room and simply return them at the next meal period).
- Send a friend to pick up a meal for you. The friend should eat their meal first, and then come back with your card to swipe and take your meal to-go.
For those with COVID or experiencing COVID symptoms, please follow the instructions of the St. Olaf COVID Case Management team. For questions, please email: email@example.com