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Prototype of dish room silverware sorting robot

A senior class of MSU engineering students began working with Culinary Services (CS) on a capstone project in fall semester 2019 focused on building a robot that can sort silverware in our dish rooms. The project has been assigned to Brody Square, with the plan that it can be expanded to other locations in the future.

Chef Kari with American Culinary Federation judges

Culinary Services chefs competed on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at McDonel Hall during an internal Culinary Challenge. Seven team members vied for the opportunity to represent MSU at the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Midwest Regional Conference.

Campus in winter

Dining hours for winter break are available at the link below as well as on our Dining Hours page.

Holiday dessert
In this blog post, junior Elana Lycos reflects on indulging in delicious treats from time to time and developing a healthy relationship with food through mindful eating.
SLS retail store

The Spartan Linen Services (SLS) retail store at the front of the Linen Services Building at 373 Service Road will undergo renovations during winter break. The team looks forward to new flooring, space for customers to try on clothing, updated shelving and more.

MSU competitors with the Culinary Throwdown cutting board

On Saturday, Nov. 16, Michigan Dining hosted the 5th annual Culinary Throwdown at South Quad Dining in Ann Arbor. The event, sponsored by the National Pork Board, features three timed rounds of competition. In each round, chefs are given 20 minutes to cook and plate their main course creation featuring pork.

Student in The Edge at Akers

Spring semester is just around the corner, and students have plenty to think about, from finals and end-of-semester projects to paying rent and holiday shopping. Why add groceries, cooking and kitchen cleanup to that list?

Two students at the 2018 Thanksgiving Unity Dinner

Thanksgiving dining hours go into effect on Wednesday, Nov. 27. All residential dining halls are closed Nov. 28-30 in observance of the holiday. Sparty’s Market will be open limited hours Nov. 29-Dec. 1 to provide dining options to those remaining on campus. Additionally, Sparty’s locations at the International Center, Main Library and MSU Union are open limited hours Saturday, Nov. 30.

CX Spartanville graphic

In fall 2019, the Culinary Services team launched CX On-the-Go, a new MSU Concessions venue at Spartan Stadium. Guests can redeem their Combo-X-Change if they are a dining plan holder, or purchase items for cash. Due to its success, MSU Concessions now offers Combo-X-Change redemption at the Spartanville venue near section 124 at the Breslin Student Events Center for men's and women's basketball games.

Veterans Day Dinner decorations

You’re invited to join MSU Culinary Services for a special Veterans Day Dinner honoring all who served on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 5-8 p.m. at The Vista at Shaw.