Marist Dining Services is committed to providing multiple dining opportunities offering diverse menus that feature traditional favorites, ethnic dishes and international cuisines, with an emphasis on obtaining local and regional products. Through sustainable practices and educational programs, we provide opportunities for social interaction and awareness for a healthy and productive lifestyle.

The Valley Café - Student Center

Every Tuesday, come and enjoy a delicious themed menu made with ingredients soured locally and regionally within 200 miles of the college. This event is a place to enjoy a fresh, unique meal and also learn about international cuisines, culture, history, culinary techniques and more. The Valley Cafe is served weekly from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in The Cabaret lounge for the cost of a meal swipe. 

Reservations are not required, with seating available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets go on sale at 11:30 a.m. at the main Dining Hall cashier. Please purchase your ticket first and then present it when you join the Valley Café serving line in the Cabaret.  Ticket sales close after 50 guests.

If you have any menu suggestions, we would be happy to hear from you at:

Prices are as follows:

  • Students w/ Dining Plans (Anytime Dining, 90 Meal, 60 Meal, 30 Meal, Apartment 15) - One Meal Swipe
  • Students w/o Dining Plan and General Admin - $12.39 plus tax
  • Faculty/Staff with a Valid Marist ID - $7.84 plus tax

On the Menu

This week's Valley Cafe will feature traditional Korean Cuisine. A well-planned, authentic Korean meal utilizes sweet, sour, bitter, hot and salty ingredients that reflect a cultural belief in mental and bodily balance. Join us as we educate and savor these carefully-crafted dishes on Tuesday, January 23 from 11:30am- 1:30 pm in the Cabaret.See the menu here

We are so grateful for your love and support of The Valley Cafe!

Marist student feedback via social media: 

  • "Once again, the Valley Cafe outdid itself"
  • "Valley Cafe is pure satisfaction"
  • "So sad that I don't get to eat at Valley Cafe for an entire semester..."
  • "Tuesdays are my FAVORITE lunch at Marist"
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