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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’ […]

Campus Partnerships Creates Sustainable Framework for UF Dining Locations

Business Services’ new year resolution is to create a more sustainable environment for the enjoyment of the University of Florida community. With this in mind, Business Services is partnering with UF Planning Design and Construction (PDC) to create a new framework for future dining construction projects on campus to implement sustainable practices set forth by […]

Gator Dining ABC Day

Gator Dining has partnered with the UF Farm and Gardens for its annual Aramark Building Community Day (ABC Day). This global philanthropic program, which takes place on Sept. 19, honors giving back to local communities through volunteering and community building. Gator Dining celebrates ABC Day as Aramark is the official food service provider for the […]

Gator Dining Donates Dishware to Campus Organizations

Gator Dining recently purchased new plates and bowls at its two on campus dining halls, Gator Corner Dining Center and the Fresh Food Company. In its commitment to sustainability and to prolong the life of the older plates and bowls, Gator Dining donated its remaining 1,500 dishware to departments and organizations throughout campus. As of […]