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Campus dietitian recruits nutrition peer educators among Binghamton University students

April 06, 2018

Alexa Schmidt, registered dietitian with Binghamton University Dining Services, is leading the charge to recruit students as certified nutrition peer educators. A six-hour course teaches these students to spread healthy messages to peers on eating well in college and beyond. The program is offered in partnership with the Health and Wellness Studies Department on campus. “We kicked off the c...

Binghamton University chefs receive American Culinary Federation CEC® certification

April 06, 2018

Binghamton University Dining Services today announced Chefs Charlie Williams and Sam Pfaffenbach have earned Certified Executive Chef® (CEC®) designation...

Binghamton University Dining donates nearly 10,000 meals to the hungry

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...

Binghamton University Dining Services and Campus Recreation host 11th annual health fair

April 06, 2018

For the 11th year, Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS), in partnership with the Department of Campus Recreational Services, hosted a comprehensive health fair on campus, showcasing food vendors, community businesses, non-profit organizations and allied groups in celebration of National Nutrition Month. "This year's Health Fair focused on an integrated and holistic approach to hea...

Binghamton University Dining Services caters 40th annual black-tie gala

April 06, 2018

The Binghamton University Forum celebrated forty years this month high atop campus at the Appalachian Collegiate Center catered by Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS). “The forum dinner is an annual dinner hosted by the forum foundation in early June,” said Charles Williams, Executive Chef of Catering Operations. “Our dinner guests are from both the campus and the community. I r...

Binghamton University Dining Services helps make University Union a center for student engagement

April 06, 2018

Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) in collaboration with other campus departments continues to expand the number of events held inside the MarketPlace to increase student engagement at the University Union. The MarketPlace features diverse food venues including local restaurants, a student-run operation, and national chains. “The MarketPlace is the center of campus with a perfect ...

Binghamton University Dining Services names new catering director and manager

April 06, 2018

Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) today announced it has promoted Joe Laskaris to catering director. Laskaris oversees a staff of forty and directs campus-wide catering services averaging 75 weekly events. Filling Laskaris’ former position as catering manager is Nicole Cerratani who comes to BUDS from Vestal Hills Country Club where she served as food and beverage manager. Cerra...

Binghamton University Dining Services staff compete for best recipes

April 06, 2018

With the goal of creating an inclusive environment for employees, Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) held a recipe contest among its staff during the Spring 2017 semester. The recipes will be published in an employee cookbook to be gifted to the BUDS staff at the annual welcome back meeting in August. Registered Dietitians Alexa Schmidt and Julie Lee will be including practical tips...

Binghamton University Employee Credits University For Helping Him Quit 30-Year Smoking Addiction

April 06, 2018

Tobacco Free Broome and Tioga honored over 20 local businesses and organizations for their efforts in making the community smoke free. They were recognized Thursday for the Great American Smokeout...

Binghamton University sets records in fight against food insecurity

April 06, 2018

Food insecurity – a lack of access to affordable, nutritious food – is a grave issue at many colleges and universities across the country. Hunger makes it difficult to study, sleep, or engage in academics and social activities at the same level as peers. The campus community and dining services team at Binghamton University are working hard to eliminate this plight. Since Binghamton Unive...

Binghamton University student wins Sodexo's national EPIC Adventure sweepstakes

April 06, 2018

Binghamton University student Violeta Arteaga was selected as one of 15 lucky winners in the EPIC ADVENTURE National Prize Sweepstakes by dining services partner Sodexo. EPIC ADVENTURE is a resident dining promotion designed to engage students, foster interest in the dining program, and showcase culinary talent. For the promotion, Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) held an EPI...

BUDS and CHOW launch community-based cooking class series

April 06, 2018

A new community-based program series developed by CHOW (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse) and Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) is teaching low income families how to plan, prepare, and cook healthy meals on a shoestring budget. Called “Broome Eats: Dining on a Dime,” the month-long weekly class is taught by Binghamton University Dining Services Executive Chef Kara Perez, ass...

BUDS debuts dynamic menus and dedicated days for tacos and burgers

April 06, 2018

Tuesdays and Thursdays just got more exciting at Binghamton University – that is if you like creative tacos and burgers.

BUDS Dietitian featured on Readers Digest Avocado Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

April 06, 2018

Julie Lee, MS, RD, at Binghamton University shares this easy breakfast option to fuel your morning. The combination of healthy fats from the avocado, protein from the egg, and complex carbs from the toast breakdown slowly...

BUDS marks record-setting sales for vegan dining event

April 06, 2018

As part of World Vegan Month in November, Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) experienced record-setting sales in its Chenango Room which hosted an all-vegan dining event...

Congratulations to Kara Perez, Executive Chef - Universities Customer Experience NATIONAL winner for May 2017

April 06, 2018

Using your time and talents to help others is commendable. Doing so and having a lasting, positive impact on surrounding communities is praiseworthy! Kara Perez, Executive Chef II, at Binghamton University worked with CHOW (a local food bank) to design a cooking program. Broome Eats, Dining on a Dime is a brand new interactive program developed by CHOW and Binghamton University Dining Servic...

Freshman wins free meal plan from Binghamton University Dining Services

April 06, 2018

Binghamton University Dining Services made one freshman’s parents very happy. First year student Jack Murphy is the Taste of Community Dining grand prize winner of a $2,500 Spring 2018 meal plan...

Guest chef program showcases culinary talent at Binghamton University

April 06, 2018

Campus chefs at Binghamton University get the chance to showcase talents and engage with students, faculty and staff during an on-going Guest Chef program in the Chenango Room.

Service in the snow Binghamton University dining halls open during state of emergency

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...

Top Binghamton University students break bread for the holiday

April 06, 2018

The Binghamton University Scholars Program is a selective, four-year honors tract for students of exceptional merit. Several years ago, these students created Scholars Thanksgiving, a special dinner encouraging comradery and a chance to connect prior to the autumn break...