Eat at State News

Bacon and Cheese Loaded Tater Tots

MSU Culinary Services is competing in the Food Management Menu Madness competition. Colleges and universities selected share a best-selling, student favorite or innovative dish. The items are then matched up against one another in a bracket, with four rounds of voting to determine the winner. It's like March Madness, but for foodies!

Sweet and Sour Chicken Bowl with Fried Eggplant

MSU Culinary Services will open a tenth dining hall in July 2019 to enhance culinary excellence and continue providing safe, convenient options for the campus community.

Miso Kale Power Bowl

Chef Jason “Jay Z” Ziobrowski, CEC, from InHarvest is returning to campus March 27 to help celebrate Whole Grain Sampling Day. InHarvest, a premier provider of rice, rice blends, exotic grains and legumes, first visited in December 2017. On Wednesday, March 27, the campus community can enjoy a variety of unique grain dishes, including the following:


The Edge at Akers

Sous Chef Ryan Barlow

On Friday, March 1, Sous Chef Ryan Barlow from the corporate kitchen and Eat at State ON-THE-GO Food Truck competed against chefs from across the region in the annual Culinary Challenge. The event is held in conjunction with the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Midwest Regional Conference.

The Gallery dining team

Culinary Services (CS) team members collaborated to put on a dinner event deserving of a Tony Award! On Thursday, Feb. 21, nearly 1,000 Spartans walked the red carpet to enter The Gallery at Snyder/Phillips for A Night on Broadway.

Student Chefs Raffi and Mariana Hulian with Executive Chef Dien Ly and Sous Chef Christoph Waldburger

On Feb. 19, five teams of two students competed in a timed cooking challenge at Brody Square. The annual Student Spartan Chefs event allows team members the opportunity to create a dish with unique ingredients, collaborate with sous and executive chefs to expand their skillset, and learn to work effectively as a team under a time crunch.

Campus in the Spring

Dining hours for spring break will be in effect Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 10, 2019.

Brody Square, The Edge at Akers, South Pointe at Case and The Vista at Shaw remain open limited hours March 2-10.

Rolled Omelet

The National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Midwest Regional Conference will be held Feb. 28-March 2 at the University of Northern Iowa.

Blended mushroom burger

Join MSU Culinary Services on Monday, Feb. 18 and Tuesday, Feb. 19 for Mushroom Mania events in partnership with the Mushroom Council.

by Elana Lycos, sophomore, dietetics major