About Culinary Services

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Culinary Services provides exceptional service to the Ohio University community in support of its academic mission and vision.

On behalf of our entire Culinary Services staff, welcome to Ohio University!

Mission - 

The mission of Culinary Services is to proactively ensure exceptional, customer focused services, proudly delivered by an engaged, dedicated team.

Culinary Services is committed to standing for Social Justice & Equity on the Ohio University campus. As a student employee of Culinary Services, you will be expected to adhere to the following core values.

Actively contributes as a staff member of a department and division that upholds the framework of equity and social justice. Encourage both employees and patrons to view themselves as having the potential to make meaningful contributions and to be engaged in their communities. Advocate for awareness, understanding and the diversity and inclusion of all people in Culinary Services, programs and communication while providing a commitment to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Advocate for the educational and cultural benefits of providing diversity and inclusion in all areas of your position and department.

Ohio University Culinary Services is proud to be one of the largest self-operated college dining services in the nation; according to The National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS), we are one of the most efficiently-operated college dining services in the nation. Our goal is to provide the finest quality food and service at reasonable costs to our students and guests. Our meal plans offer flexibility, exceptional value, and convenience.

Ohio University Culinary Services is a proud member of Menus of Change.


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Please use this website as your guide to Culinary Services. If you have any questions, please contact us at 740.593.2970, or send an e-mail to dining@ohio.edu.

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Want to Learn More about Culinary Services? Take a Tour!

Thank you for your interest in Culinary Tours. If you have a group that is interested in a Culinary Tour, please contact our office at 740.593.2970.

In the News...

October 2022 - Life is Sweet Grand Opening - The Post

April 2023 - Food Management Magazine Allergy Safe Dining Feature

May 2023 - Mrs. T's Pierogi Recipe Contest Winner

October 2023 - Food Management Magazine Podcast "Trick or Treats"

October 2023 - Campus Dining Today - Addressing Allergens & Special Diets

June 2024 - Campus Dining Today - Business Administration at Ohio University Culinary Services


Did You Know?

  • Culinary Services receives no state or federal tax revenue. We are self-supporting and generate revenue for Ohio University.
  • Jefferson Marketplace won the 2019 Design of the Year award given by Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine
  • Culinary Services certifies all managers and lead cooks in safe food handling and has a HACCP program in place.
  • Culinary Services is the largest employer of students on campus employing over 1,700 student workers. 
  • Culinary Services has nationally-recognized student leader and internship programs in place, which offer students the opportunity to gain management experience and earn class credit. Currently there are over 255 student leaders who work in our Dining Courts, Catering, Cafes, and Campus Markets.
  • Culinary Services uses trans-fat free oil for deep-frying.
  • Members of the Culinary Services team have earned the FMP (foodservice management professional) designation, which is the highest credential awarded by the National Restaurant Association.
  • Culinary Services serves approximately 2.4 million meals per year.