Dining Services

D&E Dining Services strives to create a home away from home dining experience

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D&E Dining Services strives to create a home away from home dining experience by providing the highest quality of food and beverage to satisfy all nutritional needs.

At Davis & Elkins College, we believe Dining Services plays an important role in fostering a sense of community and are honored to provide food services while you acquire a top-notch education. We strive to exceed expectations by tailoring programs, services and dining venues to meet the needs of the students and the entire D&E community.

The Benedum Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and brunch and dinner on weekends. You’ll find a great selection complete with hot entrees, various themed stations that feature specialty entrees such as fresh omelets, an international bar, delicious pizza, an endless salad bar, a drinks station and fresh desserts. Choose what you want and go back for more!

Quality 

Fresh products made on-site provide quality and consistency to our customers and are utilized wherever possible. We serve premium grade of Folgers Coffee, Coca-Cola products, Florida grown juices, and Blue Bunny ice cream and smoothies. We use 75 percent fresh ingredients in our dining options. Locally grown produce and local eggs and regional food distributors are used when available, providing the freshest and most sustainable meal options.

Sustainability

Sustainable initiatives and programming are promoted within Dining Services to support the global priorities of Davis & Elkins College. In order to integrate sustainable practices into our operation to reduce our carbon footprint and make the world a better place.  In cooperation with the GreenWorks! Student organization, recycle cardboard, metals and plastics, use trans-fat-free oils, recycle cooking oil for alternative fuels, don’t use wasteful plastic trays, and have converted to LED lighting systems.

 Health

A strong emphasis is placed on the health of our guests. D&E Dining Services encourages a healthier lifestyle by educating students, faculty and staff on how to choose a healthier culinary experience. The Dining Services team is well versed in food allergen protocol and respectful of non-medical dietary choices.

 Guest Focused

 Dining Services programs and services reflect the diversity and spirit of Davis & Elkins College. Customer service training is conducted regularly in an effort to help build the sense of community among our employees, managers and the entire Dining Services team. Creating a strong sense of community enhances employee attitudes and guest interaction, bringing a higher level of customer service to all of our constituent groups.

Meal Plan Options

Cafeteria

Commuter Students

If you are a commuter student, you have options as well.

Discount on Senator Bucks

25 % discount i.e. Spend $100+tax and receive $125

Lunch Meal Plan

5 meals each week x 15 weeks=$500 in the Benedum Dining Room

T&T Lunch Features

At The Caboose Café every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Hump Day

At the Cadillac Café with Lunch Specials every Wednesday

Residential Students

If you are a residential student, you have already paid for a meal plan as part of your room and board package. If you are a freshman residential student, your plan is ready. You will automatically receive the 19-meal plan. You can begin eating in the Dining Room as soon as you have your D&E ID card.  If you are an upperclassman, you need to set up a plan. To do this, bring your ID card to the Dining Services Office next to the Dining Room. You can select from the 19-, 14- or 10-meal plan.  See below:

19-Meal Plan

Includes 19 meals in the Dining Room each week plus a $300 cash-value credit on your ID card, per semester, which you may spend at Cadillac Daddy Café, Caboose Café, or the C-Store next to the Cadillac Daddy Café.

14-Meal Plan

Includes 14 meals in the Dining Room each week plus a $400 cash-value credit on your ID card, per semester, which you may spend at Cadillac Daddy Café, Caboose Café, or the C-Store next to the Cadillac Daddy Café.

10-Meal Plan

Includes 10 meals in the Dining Room each week plus a $500 cash-value credit on your ID card, per semester, which you may spend at Cadillac Daddy Café, Caboose Café, or the C-Store next to the Cadillac Daddy Café.

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D&E’s primary goal in our response to COVID-19 is the health of that community as we continue this institution’s mission of high standards of education, and to prepare and inspire students for success and thoughtful engagement in the world. Read more in our Guide for Returning to Campus.

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