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New $5 Fee Helps UF Transition to Modern GATOR ONE Card

The University of Florida’s official identification card will undergo its first redesign in nearly 20 years.   The look of GATOR ONE cards — which are issued to students, faculty and staff, in addition to vendors who frequent campus — will be updated to better align with the university’s latest branding and logos. Additionally, the new […]

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. […]

UF’s Release of Food Services ITN

UF’s Release of Food Services ITN The University of Florida, through its office of Business Services, operating under the Division of Business Affairs, has released the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) for its food services program. This document outlines the competitive bid process to identify the university’s food services supplier for the next contract period. The […]

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 […]

Canteen, UF’s Snack Vendor, Stocks Shelves at Field & Fork Pantry

GAINESVILLE, FL – The company that keeps 175 snack machines stocked across the University of Florida and UF Health’s campuses is now filling shelves at The Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry. Canteen donated nearly 1,000 snack items to the University grocer, stocking the Pantry with Little Debbie Oatmeal Pies and Zap’s Chips, as well as […]

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. […]