May 12, 2021
As an editorial intern at Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS), I interview staff, write feature and news stories and gather information for blog posts. It has been a rewarding experience in which I learned about the professional world and grew as a person. Unfortunately, multiple BUDS interns and I will soon graduate and forge our separate paths. Each one of us is taking invaluable lessons and great memories.
April 22, 2021
Every April 22, countries around the world observe Earth Day. Scientists, leaders, activists and communities come together to discuss the environmental crisis and how we can combat it. This year's theme is Restore our Earth™. Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) joins the conversation by highlighting some of the ways we are decreasing our ecological footprint and doing our part to save the environment.
April 08, 2021
Kosher Korner (KK) is located in the C4 Dining Center and is Orthodox Union certified. Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) acknowledges KK plays a vital role in our community by serving students who observe a Kosher diet. It also stands proudly as one of the few Kosher establishments in Broome County.
April 07, 2021
Brendan Hurley is a Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) Editorial Intern. He is also the voice behind Bearcat Byte.
March 26, 2021
The Stop Hunger food drive is a bi-annual event centered on raising supplies for students and Broome County residents facing food insecurity. This year, Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) will hold the campaign from March 26 to April 2. All contributions will go to the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW®) and the University Food Pantry.
March 18, 2021
Research shows that making small changes to your current eating plan tends to work much better in the long run. BUDS Dietitians Julie Lee, MS, RD, CDN and Alexa Schmidt, RD, CDN recommend fueling up on fiber-rich foods and bridging the gap between meals with healthy snacks; find their advice on slides 2 and 6!
March 08, 2021
National Nutrition Month® is a campaign created by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During March, organizations across the country strive to educate the public on the importance of healthy eating. Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) joins the movement by highlighting how students can make campus dining easy, balanced and delicious.
March 04, 2021
Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) is composed of spectacular employees whose collective efforts make our work possible.
February 24, 2021
Binghamton University Dining Services rebranded Cakes and Eggs to Breakfast, Burgers and Beyond (BB&B). The station is conveniently located in the MarketPlace and serves delicious breakfast sandwiches and platters and an extensive array of burgers. The creator of BB&B's burgers, Chef Charlie Williams, CEC, CCA, said the menu rotates to allow for innovative ideas, holiday celebrations and seasonal flavors, among other exciting reasons.
January 22, 2021
Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) is always looking for new and exciting ways to reinvent and evolve our services on campus. We have been busy getting ready to re-open the spring semester with some new and exciting concepts that are sure to make your taste ‘BUDS’ come back for more!
January 13, 2021
The launch of the Spring semester will mark the opening of new concepts and increased menu options in resident and retail dining as compared to the Fall semester.
December 10, 2020
Our very own Joe Laskaris received the Binghamton University STAR Award. His extraordinary service as BUDS' catering director made him the only person in the university's history to receive the award for a second time.
November 18, 2020
The Dining Services at Binghamton University were able to create a comprehensive system where they would have students daily fill and request meals from Dining Services via an online form. The team would then assemble and deliver the meals for the students.
November 16, 2020
To support the student experience while the campus manages the spread of COVID-19, Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) has created a comprehensive meal delivery service for students in campus isolation or quarantine housing.
November 03, 2020
November is World Vegan month and Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) will celebrate it by hosting a vegan dinner event. Through it, we hope to educate the public on veganism while also introducing students to meals free of animal products.
September 24, 2020
Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) is proud to recognize outstanding employees for their hard work and dedication to service. This year we are celebrating one of our exceptional employees, Joyce Haines, on her 50th anniversary at Binghamton University.
September 23, 2020
Downloading and using the BiteU App is as easy as finding delicious cupcakes on Cupcake Wednesday!
September 15, 2020
Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) maintains that the health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority, and we will continue to work to provide great services in these uncertain times.
September 04, 2020
On this edition of Bearcat Chats, host Jacob Wilkins addresses questions and concerns about the changes to Binghamton University Dining Services this semester with Jim Ruoff (District Manager, BUDS) and Yuhan Bae of the Student Culinary Council.
August 13, 2020
How Binghamton University will provide a safe campus dining experience for students, faculty and staff
July 20, 2020
What to expect when campus dining reopens on August 17
June 02, 2020
Students and parents are concerned about the potential dangers of campus life in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dining has become an area of particular focus, with consumers expressing a heightened emphasis on food safety and flexible dining options. This brief communication piece explains the steps Sodexo is taking to safeguard the health and well-being of everyone who dines on campus.
May 26, 2020
Binghamton University Dining Services is finding a way to help BU employees during this difficult time.
March 12, 2020
We take our responsibility for the well-being of the communities we serve seriously and want to share with you the contingency measures we are taking to keep the communities we serve and our employees safe.
February 04, 2020
The OZZI system, now in place in Binghamton University’s dining halls — two in Chenango Champlain, two in Appalachian and one in College-in-the-Woods — allows diners to fill a reusable container with food and return the container after use.
December 09, 2019
Before diving into the full Healthy Campus Meal Challenge blog, check out this Q&A with campus dietitian and resident dining hall expert Julie Lee (MS, RD, CDN) for some background info and quick tips!
November 14, 2019
This fall semester, Sodexo at Binghamton University added the first Starbucks mobile truck to the Sodexo portfolio of food service technologies.
November 14, 2019
This November, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals conducted its nationwide survey of vegan options in college dining halls, assigning each university a letter grade and subsequent ranking according to the quality and variety of vegan food on its campus.
September 05, 2019
The Chenango Room offers a place for students and faculty alike to enjoy a meal in a bustling, yet cozy, cafe environment.
July 29, 2019
Exciting changes are coming to campus dining services this fall, beginning with the addition of a Starbucks truck to campus as Hinman Dining Hall undergoes a major renovation.
July 17, 2019
Binghamton University’s Fresh Impressions was created in collaboration with the campus student food sustainability group.
April 25, 2019
Dining Services cashier recognized this month for her encouragement and assistance to students with disabilities.
April 06, 2018
Binghamton University Dining Services today announced Chefs Charlie Williams and Sam Pfaffenbach have earned Certified Executive Chef® (CEC®) designation...
April 06, 2018
Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) is receiving great praise from students, faculty and administration for its seamless service during winter storm Stella which blasted the East Coast this month.
The Binghamton area received over 31 inches of snowfall.
Over the course of the two-day blizzard, BUDS served 21,137 meals, obtained safe accommodations for 42 employees, and engaged stud...
April 06, 2018
A coordinated effort by Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) and students helps fill a bus with 7,125 pounds of donated food which converted to nearly 10,000 meals.
The program was a comprehensive initiative spearheaded by BUDS that involved numerous campus departments and students. Results benefited students in need on campus and hungry families in the community. Non-perishables as wel...