Dining News

Vote in the Blended Burger Project

Chartwells’ executive chef, Jon Buchholtz, has crafted a tasty one-of-a-kind creation and entered it in the James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project, campus edition. Colleges and universities nationwide have created “blended burgers,” made by combining finely chopped mushrooms with meat, creating a burger that’s tastier, healthier and more sustainable.

The two chefs who receive the most votes in their category will win a trip to New York to compete nationally at the James Beard House. Help send Chef Buchholz to New York to represent UAF! Click here to vote.

Chef Buchholtz’s creation is an Alaska reindeer and cremini mushroom burger topped with a feta crouton and Alaska cranberry ketchup, all on a homemade sweet potato bun. The burger is available only at the Alaska Grill in Wood Center now through Dec. 15. Share your vote on Facebook or show the cashier you voted, and you’ll receive 10 percent off. In addition, every time you vote, you will be entered to win a grand prize of a $1,000 on-campus gift certificate or a runner-up prize of a $100 VISA gift card.

You can vote once a day through Dec. 15 to enter the drawing and help UAF win the big prize!

Name that cafe!

The new engineering building will be home to a new coffee shop opening for the Spring Semester on January 16th, 2018. Chartwells is holding a contest to come up with a name for the new café. The responses have been collected and it has been narrowed down to 5 choices. Please help us by voting for your favorite! The survey will close on Friday, December 15th.

Please follow the link to vote for the new name: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cafenameuaf

Tapingo dining app

Don’t have time to wait in line? To-go orders are available with the Tapingo app at most dining locations on the Fairbanks campus and at CTC. Tapingo is an easy way to customize your order and prepay for your meal on the go. Simply download the Tapingo app on your smart phone or order online at https://www.tapingo.com/order/campus/fairbanks/pickup/. You can add your meal plan or credit card to your account for faster service.

See more about faculty/staff meal plan options at http://uaf.edu/dining/meal-plans. Be sure to select the pickup option. Delivery is not available.

Dining gift cards now available

Gift cards for UAF’s Fairbanks-area dining locations are now available in denominations of $5 and $10. Gift cards may be purchased during normal business hours at Arctic Java and Campus Cache on the Fairbanks campus or in the CTC Cafe downtown.  They may also be purchased using Munch Money, Blocks, or Bear Bucks.  Be sure to pick some up today. Please contact Chartwells at 474-7233 for bulk card orders over $100.00.

Specialty Dining Days

December 13th, Chartwells will be celebrating all December birthdays! Come by and pick up a free cupcake from 11am to 2pm at Dine 49 in the Wood Center!

Also, don’t forget that Dine 49 offers specialty food all week long! The week starts with Meatball Sub Monday and Taco Tuesday. Along with tacos, on Tuesdays you can find Jook, or congee, which is a type of rice porridge. Dine 49 also offers Ramen Bowl Thursday and Enchilada Friday. 

Come eat at Campus Cache!

Campus Cache, located on the main floor of MBS, will be open from 11am-5pm throughout winter break. If you are on campus during that time make sure to stop by and grab a bite to eat. This location offers coffee, pizza, quesadillas, On-the-Go items and much more. The Cache recently installed a F’real blending bar, where you can create your own delicious milkshake, smoothie, or frozen coffee! Make sure to check out the Dining Services website for a complete list of hours: http://uaf.edu/dining/break-hours/

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