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.

Awards & Milestones

United States Healthful Foods Council (USHFC)- REAL Certification 2016

The Marist Dining Hall is now REAL Certified as a testament to our mission for healthful and sustainable food.

National Association of College & University Food Service

Loyal E. Horton Award- 2nd Place, Silver - Resident Dining Special Event - 2016

Chef's Choice Award Winner

The Valley Cafe's Falafel Waffle recipe was selected as the most innovative new menu concept by FoodService Director's Chef's Council. The award was presented at the 2016 Menu Directions Conference. Learn more about the award here.

Sodexo Leads the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

awards milestones

In September 2015 Sodexo, the campus food service provider, announced it is once again the top rated company in its sector on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), giving Sodexo its 11th consecutive year of recognition in 

Marine Stewardship Council In April 2015, Marist College achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, ensuring that the seafood products served are supplied by a sustainable and well-managed fishery.sustainability achievements. The company's commitments align directly with those of Marist College, making for an efficient partnership. 

Grass-Fed Ground Beef hamburgers are now served on campus as of Fall 2015.

Culinary Competition of American Culinary Federation 4th place, Bronze, Skidmore College 2015

National Association of College & University Food Service Campus Dining Today Magazine - By Design Section - Featured Dining Hall Renovation - 2014

Environmental Consortium of Colleges and Universities Campus Greening website - Featured Case Study - Transitioning from Composting to On-Site Food Waste Digestion at Marist College - 2014

National Association of College & University Food Service Loyal E. Horton Award - 3rd Place, Bronze – Catering Special Event – 2014

Chef’s Fare Food Fight – Regional Winner – The SliderDogg and Surprise Inside Cupcake – 2014  

On-Campus Food Digester solution implemented for all kitchen & dining hall food waste – 2013

National Association of College & University Food Service Loyal E. Horton Award – 4th Place, Honorable Mention – Residential Dining Special Event – 2011

EPA Game Day Challenge – Organic-Waste Reduction Champions – 2011

Sodexo Gold Club – NSA Food Safety & Sanitation 100% Certificate – 2011

Lean Path Weigh the Waste food waste reduction program implemented – 2010

EPA Game Day Challenge – Organic Waste Reduction Champions – 2010

Sodexo Gold Club – NSA Food Safety & Sanitation 100% Certificate – 2010

Valley Café begins serving Sustainable Tuesday Lunches for Locovores and More – 2009

Trayless Dining program implemented to reduce food waste and encourage mindful dining – 2009

EcoWare Compostable Serviceware adopted for catering events that do not use china – 2009

Local/Regional Food Purchasing Goals first developed and implemented – 2008

Off-Campus Composting program implemented for all kitchen & dining hall food waste – 2007

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