Stories about "dining"
Commons during lunch.

Thomas Sacchetti '16 of Princeton, N.J, a physics and math major who loves hot sauce on his chicken sandwich, He is wearing a shirt representing his favorite soccer team while studying abroad in Madrid.

Theriault speaks with Sean Lovett '18 of Groveland, Mass., at the Bobcat Bar where Lovett has chosen Alabama white barbecue and shepherd's pie.
Seven dining lessons from seven years of ‘new’ Bates Commons

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 5:10 pm

By opening the "new" Commons seven years ago, Bates leveraged traditional qualities of community, sustainability, and excellence in its dining operation.

Director of Bates Dining Services Cheryl Lacey (left) and Assistant Vice President for Dining, Conferences and Campus Events Christine Schwartz. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Purposeful Work Unplugged to present Dining Services’ Schwartz, Lacey

Monday, October 5, 2015 3:10 pm

The two executives in charge of Bates College Dining Services share lessons from their lives and careers in a Purposeful Work Unplugged Q&A on Oct. 7.

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Video: Making bread while reducing waste is Dining Services’ recipe for sustainability

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:32 pm

At home, they’re called leftovers. In the parlance of Bates Dining Services,...

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Video: Students dish out creativity in Iron Chef competition

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:42 pm

Seven students create dishes from their own recipes, with the "theme ingredient" being food available in Commons.

Opened in 2008, Bates College's Commons building exemplifies Bates Dining's commitment to sustainability. Among its many other "green" features, it makes good use of natural light to save on electricity. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Bates earns third star for ‘green’ dining, joining just five other schools in category

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 4:41 pm

Bates Dining recently earned a third star for its sustainability rating from the Green Restaurant Association.

Dining, Conferences and Campus Events, Fall 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013 2:33 pm

Over the summer the new Office of Dining, Conferences and Campus Events...

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“College Night in Town” beckons students to downtown Lewiston and Auburn

Monday, May 7, 2012 3:24 pm

On Wednesday, May 9, Lewiston and Auburn college students will enjoy an...

Happy diners think globally and eat locally at the 2012 International Dinner, held March 3 in the Gray Athletic Building. Photograph by Simone Schriger '14.
Senses swoon, cultures connect at the International Dinner

Monday, March 12, 2012 4:08 pm

The annual International Dinner, which was held this year on March 3, is a feast for all the senses.

UN Day menu at Bates kicks off Open to the World

Monday, October 24, 2011 9:38 pm

Christine Schwartz, director of Bates College Dining Services, offers the menu for...

Flags of the world hang in New Commons on United Nations Day. Photograph by Rene Minnis.
Video: UN Day menu kicks off ‘Open to the World’ week

Monday, October 24, 2011 8:22 pm

Christine Schwartz, director of Bates College Dining Services, offers the menu for...

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