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Dwan Courtney appointed as Director of the Office of Small Business and Vendor Diversity

GAINESVILLE, FL – Dwan Courtney has begun her role as the Director of the Office of Small Business & Vendor Diversity (SBVD) as of Jan 22, 2021. As a part of Business Services, a division of Business Affairs, SBVD provides services and support designed to facilitate the utilization of small diverse businesses by UF departments […]

Gatorsgiving Theme Meal Served Up More Than Just Food

GAINESVILLE, FL— In the season of giving, it takes a little more creativity during a worldwide pandemic to support and give back to the community. Gator Dining at the University of Florida wanted to provide a safe and easy way for the students to give back – and raised $1,530 for the Alan and Cathy […]

University of Florida’s Commitment to Safety, Sustainability and Supporting Local During COVID-19

GAINESVILLE, FL – The University of Florida and its campus foodservice provider, Aramark, reaffirm their commitment to sustainability as part of their fall reopening plans. “We think the value of a student meal plan is driven by safety first. After safety, we are committed to offering our students the most robust program that we can. […]

University of Florida’s Gator Dining Adopts Safety-First Mindset

GAINESVILLE, FL –  The University of Florida and its campus foodservice provider, Aramark, have announced their fall reopening plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Proposed operating guidelines are driven by a safety-first mindset that provides students with peace of mind as they experience a revamped safety program across every foodservice venue on campus. “Every […]

UF Gator Dining Services Wins National Award for Sustainability

Gainesville, FL  – Gator Dining Services (GDS) and Aramark at the University of Florida received the Silver Award for Procurement Practices in Sustainability from the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). The Sustainability Awards recognize and honor member institutions each year that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the promotion and implementation of environmental […]

UF Champions for Change awards celebrates achievements in sustainability, health and wellness

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF’s Office of Sustainability and the Healthy Gators Coalition recognized ten individuals and groups for the annual Champions for Change awards. These awards are presented annually to those in the university community who have made significant contributions in the areas of sustainability and health during their time at UF. Nominations are judged […]

Gator Dining Services partners with Florida Cattle Ranchers

Starting in January 2020, Gator Dining Services/Aramark, the official food service provider of the University of Florida, began purchasing local beef products from Florida Cattle Ranchers (FCR). Through this partnership, Gator Dining Services (GDS) will incorporate “Fresh From Florida” beef into meals at the Fresh Food Company and Gator Corner Dining Center, furthering Dining Services’ […]

UF Secret Shoppers Evaluate On-Campus Businesses

GAINESVILLE, Fla – For four years, students have been secretly evaluating operations on campus to help Business Services at the University of Florida maintain the best employees and customer service. Business Services has hosted this program of students being “secret shoppers” to ensure that operations on campus are giving customers positive experiences, according to Marketing […]

IT Manager Michael Ahlers Earns 2018 Superior Accomplishment Award

Business Services celebrates IT manager Michael Ahlers, one of the Business Affairs recipients of the 2019 Superior Accomplishment Awards. Mr. Ahlers and his team work tirelessly to ensure the University continues to run smoothly. Mr. Ahlers not only excels in the work environment, but also motivates his colleagues to exceed expectations. Mr. Ahlers’ contributions to […]

Help Shape the Future of UF On-Campus Dining

The University of Florida is in the process of assessing opportunities to enhance the on-campus dining experience. One of the key components of this undertaking is to learn about your use of UF’s on-campus dining facilities—or reasons for not using these facilities—to better meet your needs and those of future members of the Gator Nation. […]