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Filipino American History Month is celebrated throughout October. Across the nation, Filipino American National Historical Society Chapters, colleges and universities, museums, and community groups are commemorating the observance with various activities and events to bring awareness of the significant role Filipinos have played in American history.

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MSU Culinary Services will serve special menu items on campus from Sunday, Oct. 23, through Monday, Oct. 31, to celebrate Diwali.
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The Great Apple Crunch is an annual celebration of fresh, local apples on the second Thursday of October, during National Farm to School Month. MSU Culinary Services will participate in the celebration on Thursday, Oct. 13, by offering special menu options and fresh Michigan apples across campus.
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MSU Culinary Services is featuring special menu options across campus during the week of Monday, Oct. 3, through Friday, Oct. 7, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

This includes Latin-inspired entrée selections, sides, and specialty desserts from MSU Bakers. A few examples include Beef Ropa Viejas with Cilantro Lime Rice, Picadillo with Basmati Rice and Caribbean Vegetables, Dulce de Leche Cookies, and Brigadeiros.

Lamb Burger with Roasted Tomatoes

Michigan State University (MSU) Culinary Services was recently recognized by three national publications.

Sparty mascot at 30th anniversary event


EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State University (MSU) Culinary Services (CS) hosted a celebration recognizing 30 years of the Sparty’s brand Tuesday, March 15. Sparty’s mini-market locations across campus featured food and beverage samples provided by campus vendor partners, and special anniversary cookies from MSU Bakers, plus a special photo opportunity with Sparty, MSU’s iconic mascot, at Brody Hall.

Kosher cuisine sign

MSU Culinary Services will be serving Kosher meals for Passover during lunch and dinner from sundown on Friday, April 15 through the evening of Saturday, April 23 at Brody Square and The Gallery at Snyder/Phillips. The meals will be served during lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner from 5-9 p.m., while quantities last.

Tabouli Salad

On March 30, 2022, our Culinary Services team celebrated A Whole Day for Whole Grain. In addition to highlighting where guests could try various whole grains on campus that day, we shared a video series where our chefs featured whole grains and how they can be incorporated into recipes.

Freekeh Breakfast Bowl

Each year, the Oldways Whole Grains Council encourages people to sample whole grains and experience their diverse flavors and health benefits. For 2022, the organization has put a new spin on the observance, renaming it A Whole Day for Whole Grain to inspire more people to eat whole grains and incorporate them into recipes.

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Spartans observing Ramadan will have dining options available from MSU Culinary Services. Four of our residential dining halls on campus will offer prepackaged breakfast options and dinner selections.