Content Tagged with: Dining and Hospitality Services

UCR chef wins gold medal in cooking challenge

A chef with UC Riverside Dining Services took first place in a cooking competition hosted by the National Association of College & University Food Services. Tye Nielsen, a culinary manager for Dining Services’ catering division, took the gold medal in the association’s Pacific Regional 2024 Culinary Challenge at its convention in Tacoma, Washington...

By Imran Ghori |

More campus dining options coming soon

UC Riverside students, staff, and faculty can look forward to more dining options, including a reopening of the Stable and new concepts such as a french fry station, an ice cream parlor, and restaurants specializing in noodles and kosher food. The Stable dining lounge at the Barn, which had been closed over the summer, will open on Oct. 16...

By Imran Ghori |

Dining Services sets the table for recovery

Over the last few months, UC Riverside’s Dining Services reopened Emerbee’s café, held its first paid concert at the Barn, and continued to expand dining options at the Barn. The spring quarter developments are a sign of how the department is getting back to full operations after a difficult couple of years, said Marcus Van Vleet, executive...

By Imran Ghori |

Emerbee’s is buzzing with diners again

Emerbee’s is back in business serving honey-infused drinks and sandwiches to hungry Highlanders. The 600-square-foot café near the center of UC Riverside opened in September of 2019 but had been closed since March 2020 when pandemic-related shutdowns began. Emerbee’s began serving customers again in early April as part of a soft launch that...

By Imran Ghori |

Halal Shack opens at the HUB

UC Riverside has a new dining option at the HUB with the grand opening of the Halal Shack. The restaurant, which opened on campus Thursday, Jan. 12, is the first campus venue to feature an entirely halal menu. Inspired by New York City street food, the restaurant offers Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors and spices with American-style fusion...

By Imran Ghori |

New dining plan opens up restaurants to campus

UC Riverside’s Dining and Hospitality Services is opening its two residential restaurants to the whole campus for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner through its Community Dining Plan. The plan, launched in early October, provides commuter students, faculty, and staff a more convenient option for dining regularly at the Glasgow and Lothian...

By Imran Ghori |

Dining and Hospitality Services looks ahead to the fall

Campus Community, We have just about made it through our first year of students/faculty/staff returning to campus in closer to pre-pandemic levels. As many of you know, Dining & Hospitality Services never left campus and continued to work in person throughout the pandemic. However, the last two years have been incredibly impactful on our department...

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Dining Services wins food services awards

UC Riverside’s Dining Services won top prizes in two categories in the National Association of College and University Food Services 2020 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards. Emerbee’s took the silver prize in retail sales, awarded to campus retail locations with innovative features and techniques. The 600-square-foot café, located next to the...

By Imran Ghori |

The Barn reopens for service

The Barn reopened to customers Monday, Nov. 2, following a temporary closure, a cautionary measure taken after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus last month. During the two-week shutdown, the employee and other staff members who had been in contact with the individual remained in quarantine. Staff members immediately conducted an...

By Imran Ghori |

Creating a signature UCR beer

For decades, UC Riverside-grown citrus has inspired a variety of products around the world. Now it can be found in signature beers sold only on campus. As many as five signature varieties including a lemon lager, mandarin ale, and grapefruit IPA, are on tap at the Barn’s Patio Bar, which reopened this summer after an expansion. The brews are the...

By Imran Ghori |

The Barn to reopen for dining

The wait is over. The Barn will reopen for dining July 13 for the first time in two years following a $30 million renovation and expansion. A grand opening had been planned for April but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dining Services has added additional cleaning and social distancing measures to keep visitors and employees safe in...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR helps critical employees get essential supplies

Shopping for essential supplies in the current environment can be difficult, especially for essential workers like those who continue to work on UC Riverside’s campus. That’s why UCR’s Housing, Dining, and Hospitality Services department is ensuring staff members are protected at work and can get the goods they need at home. The Market at Glen Mor...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR staff: Offering students shelter

Hundreds of students have moved out, but many more are expected to still live on campus and dozens of staff members remain on the clock.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |