Dining and Food Systems

Are You a Champion?

2015-03-04T09:17:56-04:00October 30th, 2013|Categories: Buildings, Campus, Champions of Change, Development, Dining and Food Systems, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Equity, Events, Get Involved, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Greeks Go Green, Green Team Network, Home Stories, Procurement, Service and Outreach, Transportation, Waste Reduction, Water and Landscaping|

Have you or are you preparing to facilitate a change to a sustainable practice on campus? Have you implemented a new sustainability initiative in your area? If so, you might be a winner! This coming April, Wake Forest will host our inaugural Champions of Change award ceremony. In March, we will accept nominations for awards that [...]

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How Can We Afford It?

2013-12-11T16:48:05-04:00September 5th, 2013|Categories: Academics, Campus Garden, Dining and Food Systems, Home Stories|Tags: , |

Photo courtesy of Sarah Moran/Old Gold & Black Joel Salatin, a self-described “Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic-farmer" lived up to every aspect of his reputation in his lecture to the incoming class of 2017, during their fall orientation. The lecture, which was open to all members of the Wake Forest community, was the denouement in the summer academic [...]

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Summer Interns Serve Winston-Salem

2015-10-15T08:49:45-04:00June 24th, 2013|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Service and Outreach, Waste Reduction|Tags: , |

David Hale ('15) prepares to deliver to the SECU House Summer isn’t necessarily a vacation for Wake Forest students.  From late May to early August, The Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest, a student-run service organization, maintains full operations, serving 154 meals per week to underserved members of the Winston-Salem community.  Unlike during the spring [...]

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Wellbeing Celebrated at Nutrition Fair

2013-12-12T16:42:40-04:00September 27th, 2012|Categories: Campus, Culture, Dining and Food Systems, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|Tags: |

On September 17, Wake Forest Dining hosted the fall 2012 Nutrition Fair. The fair has been a semi-annual event, some of them coinciding with campus Earth Day celebrations in the past two years. Learning more about the issues surrounding personal health and wellbeing can often provide individuals with a window of understanding into the wellbeing of [...]

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Compost in Action

2013-12-12T16:43:20-04:00September 27th, 2012|Categories: Campus Garden, Dining and Food Systems, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: , |

In May 2011, agriculturalist-entrepreneurs Pete Gallins and cousin Rucker Sewell began an innovative program in Winston-Salem. The pair began collecting food waste from local businesses and restaurants to compost at the nearby Gallins Family Farm. In the fall of 2011, the university got on board by diverting the Pit’s pre-consumer food waste (food scraps that never [...]

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Campus Grounds Serves Locally Roasted Coffee

2013-12-12T16:43:46-04:00September 27th, 2012|Categories: Campus, Cultural Climate, Dining and Food Systems, Home Stories|Tags: |

Returning to campus this fall, students may have noticed the university isn’t quite how they left it last spring: new faces, new blooms, and of course, new construction. A bit less visible was Campus Grounds’ decision to switch to Krankies coffee. Krankies, is a local coffee roaster/café/arts venue/small business incubator in downtown Winston-Salem. You may have [...]

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FAQ: Sustainable Dining Options

2017-01-03T11:04:30-04:00August 7th, 2012|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Frequently Asked Questions, Home Stories|Tags: , , , |

Q: Over the summer I read a few books that got me thinking about where my food comes from. I’ve adjusted my habits at home and I would like to continue eating responsibly when I get back to Wake. Where can I find information on restaurants that serve locally sourced food and other sustainable dining options? [...]

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Three new hydration stations join our fleet

2012-08-21T15:50:51-04:00August 6th, 2012|Categories: Buildings, Dining and Food Systems, Home Stories, Waste Reduction|Tags: , , , , |

New hydration stations will greet students returning to Reynolda campus. Facilities and Campus Services installed three new stations in high traffic areas: outside the Fresh Food Company, on the ground floor of Benson near Pugh Auditorium, and in the atrium of the Z. Smith Reynolds library.  Hydration stations provide chilled, filtered water and are designed to [...]

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10 Days Celebration: Friday, April 27

2012-06-01T14:20:55-04:00April 26th, 2012|Categories: 13 Days of Sustainability, Dining and Food Systems, Get Involved - Faculty, Get Involved - Staff, Get Involved - Students, Health and Wellbeing, Home Stories|Tags: , , |

Explore local foods on and around campus by participating in a guided walk to Reynolda Village Farmers Market.  You can dine all day on local cuisine in the Reynolda Fresh Food Company and the Magnolia Room. Guided Walk to Reynolda Village farmers market When: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Where: Benson University Center circle Meet a [...]

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FAQ: Composting

2015-10-05T14:24:26-04:00February 19th, 2012|Categories: Dining and Food Systems, Frequently Asked Questions, Home Stories, Water and Landscaping|Tags: , |

Q. Is organic waste from campus composted? A. Yes and no. One hundred percent of campus yard waste, including lawn clippings and fallen tree limbs, is repurposed as mulch or organic soil amendments. In the fall of 2011, Wake Forest Dining Services performed a waste audit to see just how much waste is generated on a [...]

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