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UF and Chartwells Higher Education Introduce “Florida Fresh Dining”

Florida Fresh Dining has pledged to partner with local restaurants and to continue investing in local growers and producers   Charlotte, N.C., July 22, 2022 – The University of Florida (UF) and Chartwells Higher Education announced today the launch of the university’s new dining brand, Florida Fresh Dining.  With a focus on local partnership and […]

UF Selects Chartwells Higher Education as its Partner for Campus Dining

New partnership will bring nearly 60,000 students a completely transformed dining experience Charlotte, N.C., May 2, 2022 – The University of Florida announced today it has chosen Chartwells Higher Education as the official food provider for campus dining, effective July 1. UF issued a call for proposals from qualified food service companies in July 2021. […]

Gator Alumna launches BYPPOCampus, an eco-friendly, student-to-student campus food delivery program

GAINESVILLE, Florida — Byppo Technologies (“Byppo”), Gainesville’s innovative local food service platform, is partnering with Aramark, a global leader of acclaimed services in food, facilities, and uniforms, to bring a revolutionary campus dining experience to the University of Florida. Byppo will launch BYPPOCampus, an on-campus delivery service program–entirely staffed by students–to deliver food from UF […]

From Florida Farms to Gator Tables

Dale Volkert, Owner and Farmer of Lake Meadow Naturals in Ocoee, FL, cradles cage-free eggs which may be sold to UF through The Villages Grown. UF, Gator Dining, and Florida farmers are working together to put local food on campus tables   Turnips and radishes grown at Siembra Farm in southeast Gainesville may travel only 4.7 miles […]

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’ […]