Eat at State News

Chef Kurt (center) at the AAC induction

MSU Corporate Executive Chef Kurt Kwiatkowski was recently inducted into the American Academy of Chefs (AAC), the honor society of the American Culinary Federation. AAC represents the highest standards of professionalism in the organization, society and industry.

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As we begin a fresh season of Michigan State football, the MSU Concessions team is pleased to launch two new venue concepts in Spartan Stadium. These options will enhance healthful choices, provide delicious allergen-friendly fare and increase flexibility for dining plan holders.

Salted Caramel Mocha

On Aug. 27, Starbucks locations on campus launched fall favorites, including the Pumpkin Spice Latte, Salted Caramel Mocha, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin and the new Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew. These seasonal favorites can be found at the 1855 Place, Broad College of Business or Wells Hall locations. The Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew introduced is the first new pumpkin cold coffee beverage since the PSL joined the menu in 2013.

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The Clean Plates at State food waste program at MSU helps put environmental sustainability into perspective for campus dining hall guests. The program seeks to reduce the amount of food waste on campus through educational initiatives and a recurring food waste analysis conducted annually in all residential dining halls. Electronic scales weigh each customer's plate subtracting a tare allowance for every type of plate across campus.

Students dining at Heritage Commons at Landon

Dining hours for early arrival and move-in go into effect Saturday, Aug. 17 and run through Sunday, Aug. 25.

MSU Dairy Store ice cream

The Culinary Services team is proud to announce that MSU Dairy Store is now the single source for hard pack (scooped) ice cream in residential dining halls.

Panera Bread at The Minskoff Pavilion

The new Panera Bread bakery-café is now open on campus at the Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion, an addition to the MSU Broad College of Business. The location opened Aug. 1, celebrating with a giveaway of free stainless steel tumblers to the first 500 customers who registered for the MyPanera loyalty program.

New Union Food Court venue logos
MSU Culinary Services is pleased to share that new restaurant venues are coming to the MSU Union Food Court! The three current venues, Union Deli, Union Pizzeria and Serrano’s, will transition to offer the campus community more variety and unique meal selections.
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This summer, an all-you-care-to-eat dining location for those seeking an allergen-free dining experience is opening at Michigan State University (MSU). Thrive, located in the center of campus at Riverwalk Market at Owen Hall,  offers take-out and dine-in options, is sesame-conscious and certified free from the Big 8 allergens plus gluten. As one of MSU’s 10 dining halls, Thrive is included in all campus dining plan options. 
4th of July cookies
Special dining hours will be in effect the week of Independence Day, so please read this article to learn what locations will be closed during the holiday. This includes closures on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.