Stories about "Dining Services"
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Real-world kitchen and food tips from Bates Dining’s executive chef

Thursday, November 10, 2022 6:15 pm

Executive Chef Owen Keene shares kitchen and shopping tips with students in hopes it will make their life after Bates a little easier, and a little tastier.

Commons at dinner hour on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022.WileyAnderson’26 of Ithaca, N.Y., made tops off a custom-made treat: Layer butter and marshmellows at the bottom of a cup. Microwave for 30 seconds, then add rice crispies and stir.
Is the chili sauce gone for good? That answer plus other Bates dining news

Thursday, September 22, 2022 4:41 pm

Trends for 2022 include increasing interest in vegan items, some shortages (where's the Sriracha?), and a longstanding partnership with the world of research and discovery.

Video: Decorating a big Bates cake and eating it too

Thursday, March 25, 2021 12:09 pm

“A party without a cake is a meeting,” said Julia Child, who...

Bates Dining Services keeps the magic alive ‘until we can dine together again’

Friday, November 20, 2020 10:17 am

In big and small ways during trying times, Bates Dining Services works to sustain what students love about Bates dining.

For students on campus, ‘it’s all about the comfort food’

Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:51 pm

For those Bates students still on campus, it’s not remotely the same, but familiar foods and faces from Dining Services do help.

Video: How to make the yummy Bates Bobcat sandwich

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 4:30 pm

The Bobcat has been a lunchtime mainstay since 2008, when the current Commons opened — with its signature brick oven.

Bates at Night: Preparing dinner with Dining Services

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 11:22 am

“The students live here, so this is their home, this is their kitchen," says sous chef Michael Staffenski of Dining Services.

The Plot, Chapter 1: Celebrating the harvest, contemplating next year

Friday, October 26, 2018 9:41 am

A lot from the Plot: With nearly a ton of produce delivered to happy diners in Commons, Bates' garden got off to a bountiful start.

Video: A student’s love letter to Commons

Friday, June 8, 2018 11:52 am

Whether it's the unlimited food or the great choices, Commons is the place to come together.

Onions and taters and kale, oh my! — It’s the Bates Garden

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 10:55 am

The new Bates Garden will feed both hungry diners and student curiosity about sustainable food production.

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