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Dining Newsletter

November 2, 2020

 

November Vegan Awareness Month

World Vegan Month is an annual designation observed in November.  Throughout this month we will be highlighting our vegan option as well as adding some new ones, like Vegan Broccoli Alfredo Pasta at Arctic Java and Campus Cache.  Watch out for more new exciting items across campus.

 

November Creative Combos

Have you ever heard of a crazy food combination and thought, "that can NOT be good!"? Come join us to try some of our chefs' favorite #FunkyFlavors and crazy good food combinations that don't normally go together. Follow us on facebook @UAFChartwells.

 

Arctic Java Drink Goodness!

Three new freshly blended juices are not available at Arctic Java. There are no sugars added and made with fresh fruits and vegetables. Order through Grubhub and try The Fireweed, Verdant Punch, or Golden Heart today! You can also customize your juice by adding bee pollen, wheat grass, protein powder, and more!

 

Accepting Meal Plan Changes for the Spring Semester

Applications are being accepted for changing your meal plan for the spring semester.  Submit our electronic meal plan application to make your change.

As a reminder meal plans have two components:

Weekly Block Meals are used in Dine 49 for dinner and can be exchanged for up to $7.00 equivalency at most UAF campus dining locations (excluding Subway) from 11:00 a.m. until closing.  Weekly blocks reset on Sundays.  Unused blocks expire when the plan resets.

Munch Money is used like a debit card at all dining locations and vending machines on campus.  Munch Money is also available to use on Grubhub and Market Basket (our campus online grocery store).

 

Useful Dining Links:
Check your meal plan balances on eAccounts

View our Dining hours of operation

Weekly Menus

 

Upcoming Events

Pie Party at 2Mato. November 13, 2020 11am – 2pm at Dine 49 2Mato Station. Featuring savory pies from coast to coast and sweet pies like your grandma makes, come by 2mato November 13th during lunch and enjoy these specials.

To stay up to date on the latest events and specials, download our app Dine on Campus and like our Facebook page @uafchartwells.

Dining Newsletter

October 12, 2020

Teaching Kitchen: No Bake Pumpkin Pie

On Wednesday 2pm to 3pm, we are going to teach you how to make an easy holiday favorite in your dorm! We are really focusing on the convenience of no-bake today for several reasons: time, accessibility, and food safety! This recipe is a fun and creative take on a classic. There are so many recipes that we think are too complex to make in our dorm! This event will be streamed via facebook live.

Survey for Thanksgiving and Winter Break Plans

There are two days left to enter your fill out our Winter Break and Thanksgiving Break Survey by October 14, 2020. This survey will be left open so that if there are any changes to your plans at a later date you can edit your answers. 

Limited Time Special at Dine49’s Sono: Boss Hog Biscuit

At Dine 49’s Sono station we will be introducing the Boss Hog Biscuit. This is a BBQ Pork carnitas with fried onions and picked jalapenos on a buttermilk biscuit serves with tater tots. This limited time special will only be offered this week October 12 thru October 16.

Sono Street Food Menu

Dine 49’a Sono station will have daily specials under the theme Street Food.

Monday, October 12

Fish and Chips

Hot Diggity Dog! Frito Pie Dog

Tuesday, October 13

Tyson Chicken Tenders and Fluffy Mashes Potatoes

Nashville Hot Fried Tofu

Wednesday, October 14

Beef Chili Cheese Fries

Tandoori Chicken Tikka

Thursday, October 15

Orange Chicken with Fried Rice and Bok Choy

Chicago Hot Dog

Friday, October 16

Crispy Fish Taco

Korean BBQ Tofu Tacos

 

Useful Dining Links:

Check your meal plan balances on eAccounts

View our Dining hours of operation

Weekly Menus

 

Upcoming Events

Fish Fry. TODAY – October 31st Monday-Friday 11am – 8pm at Alaska Grill Grubhub Only. Join us at the Alaska Grill for Fish Fry as we celebrate National Seafood Month! We will be offering a Halibut Sandwiches and shrimp specials all month long. And stay tuned for information about Chartwells' partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood watch program and our efforts to purchase and serve sustainable seafood.

October Town Hall. October 26 2:30pm – 3:30pm on Zoom. Those affiliated with UAF are invited to meet with dining management face-to-face (virtually)!  Please help us navigate the future of dining at UAF. Everyone attending will receive a free espresso card and be entered into a drawing for a $40 gift card. Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q33668X today!

To stay up to date on the latest events and specials, download our app Dine on Campus and like our Facebook page @uafchartwells.

Dining Newsletter

October 5, 2020

October’s Superfood is Pumpkin!

Pumpkins are the round, typically orange members of the winter squash family. Pumpkins originated in Central America and have been a part of American cuisine for centuries. If harvested and handled properly, pumpkins, like other winter squash can last long into the winter. Pumpkins are rich in the antioxidant beta carotene and pumpkin seeds offer protein and key minerals. Peel, deseed and cook the pumpkin in a variety of ways: boiling, roasting, pan sauteing, or steaming.  You can also roast the pumpkins whole until tender and scoop out the cooked pulp.  Don't forget about the seeds.  Rinse and boil in salted water for about 10 minutes, drain, dry and roast for about 10 – 15 minutes in a 350°F oven. We will be highlighting this superfood throughout this month at all locations, so stay tuned! 

Survey for Thanksgiving and Winter Break Plans

Thanksgiving and winter break are fast approaching!  UAF Dining Services would like to survey our resident students to find out what their plans are over winter break.  Please fill out our Winter Break and Thanksgiving Break Survey by October 14, 2020.  This survey will be left open so that if there are any changes to your plans you can edit your answers.  We encourage all to provide input event if their plans have not yet been solidified.

Sono Street Food Menu

Dine 49’a Sono station will have daily specials under the theme Street Food.

Monday, October 5

Smoked Meatloaf Sandwich

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Tuesday, October 6

Buffalo Chicken with Apple Slaw

Pulled Pork Loaded Baked Potato

Wednesday, October 7

Siracha Buffalo Grilled Chicken Flatbread

Chorizo Hash Tacos

Thursday, October 8

Chicken Tinga Rice Bowl

Sweet and Spicy Tofu Bao

Kimchi Fired Rice

Friday, October 9

Traditional Gyro

Loaded Fries

 

Useful Dining Links:
Check your meal plan balances on eAccounts

View our Dining hours of operation

Weekly Menus

 

Upcoming Events

Fish Fry. TODAY 11am – 8pm at Alaska Grill Grubhub Only. Join us at the Alaska Grill for Fish Fry as we celebrate National Seafood Month! We will be offering a Halibut Sandwiches and shrimp specials all month long. And stay tuned for information about Chartwells' partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood watch program and our efforts to purchase and serve sustainable seafood.

Teaching Kitchen Pie Party: Pumpkin Pie. Wednesday, October 14 2pm -3pm Facebook Live. We are going to teach you how to make an easy holiday favorite in your dorm! We are really focusing on the convenience of no-bake today for several reasons: time, accessibility, and food safety! This recipe is a fun and creative take on a classic. There are so many recipes that we think are too complex to make in your dorm, and this is a perfect example of how to adjust to your situation!

To stay up to date on the latest events and specials, download our app Dine on Campus and like our Facebook page @uafchartwells.

Dining Newsletter

September 29, 2020

New Features on Grubhub

Alaska Grill and Arctic Java have gotten some new features!  Now get a live notification when your order is ready and see how many orders are ahead of your own.

Chattback

Want to provide feedback on your dining experience or get any of your questions answered text Chatback at 907-312-5616.  Feedback that is received is anonymous.

 

Sono Street Food Menu

Dine 49’a Sono station will have daily specials under the theme Street Food.

Tuesday, September 29

Roasted Pork Cuban Sandwich

Tikka Masala Mac and Cheese

Wednesday, September 30

Hawaiian Fido Hot Dog

Filipino Adobo Chicken Bowl

Thursday, October 1

Popcorn Shrimp Basket

Bacon & Tomato Grilled Cheese

Friday, October 2

Pork Bao Buns

Chilaquiles with Beans and Eggs 

 

Useful Dining Links:
Check your meal plan balances on eAccounts

View our Dining hours of operation

Weekly Menus

 

Upcoming Events

DIY Dalgona Coffee. TODAY 2pm on Social Media. In honor of National Coffee Day, learn how to create this decadent coffee drink that originated in South Korea. We will post instructions on Sep 29. Made with equal parts of instant coffee, sugar and boiling water, whipped to perfection, and then poured over a glass of milk (or use almond milk to make a plant-based treat!) Pick up supplies in Campus Cache to take back to your room and try it yourself!

Teaching Kitchen Cinnamon Apple Energy. Wednesday, September 30 Facebook Live. This is a great snack packed with protein, whole grain oats and heart healthy fat from nuts. Apple energy bites are great to make in a batch so you have an easy snack available for the week.

  • Apples pack a powerful nutrition punch. They are a good source of vitamin C and fiber
  • Heart-healthy oats are loaded with fiber for slow-burning energy. The soluble fiber in oats also boosts heart health
  • Walnuts and almond butter provide protein and healthy fats to help us feel full and provide long term energy
  • Ground flax seeds are another source of healthy fat, containing Omega-3s, as well as soluble and insoluble fiber

To stay up to date on the latest events and specials, download our app Dine on Campus and like our Facebook page @uafchartwells.

Dining Newsletter

September 22, 2020

Reminder: Delivery in Quarantine

Delivery is only for those in quarantine or strict social distancing.  Please remember to put your hall and room number in the special instructions.

To-Go Boxes

We want to thank everyone for helping us be sustainable. We know that during these times we had to result to more packaged meals, which has contributed to more waste. And although we do our best to provide recycle and biodegradable options, we ask for your help. Re-usable to-go boxes are offered to students as a solution to cut down on this waste. If you are a student with a meal plan who has not yet received their free to-go box, email Angelo at angelo.casiano@compass-usa.com to schedule a time to pick up your box.

 

Sono Street Food Menu

Dine 49’a Sono station will have daily specials under the theme Street Food.

Tuesday, September 22

Fish Tacos, Avocado and Tomato Salsa

Corn Esquites

Wednesday, September 23

BBQ Meatballs on Mashed Potatoes

Trainwreck Fries

Thursday, September 24

Pulled Pork Loaded Baked Potato

Fiesta Street Chicken Taco

Friday, September 25

Santa Fe Steak Torta

Jerk Sweet Potato Tabouleh Bowl

Monday, September 28

Chili Cheese Pretzel

Ham and Pineapple Fried Rice

 

Useful Dining Links:
Check your meal plan balances on eAccounts

View our Dining hours of operation

Weekly Menus

Upcoming Events

Abroad Appetite. Monday, September 21 thru Friday, September 25 11am - 2pm. Chartwells will be highlighting foods from India, Latin America, Asia, and more! Menu highlights will be posted on their Facebook and Instagram! Post about at least 3 of their special Abroad Appetite meals with the @uafchartwells tag and enter to win a $50 gift card! This drawing is open to anyone who participates.

Love, Chartwells Birthday Cupcakes. Friday September 25 Arctic Java We are celebrating summer and September babies! If your birthday takes place in June, July, August, or September come by Arctic Java and pick up a free cupcake. Simply show your state ID to the cashier to validate your birthdate.

Breakfast for Dinner. Friday September 25 4pm – 8pm Dine49 Join us this Friday night for a campus favorite, Breakfast for Dinner! Post about your BFD experience and tag us @uafchartwells to enter to win your next BFD for free!

To stay up to date on the latest events and specials, download our app Dine on Campus and like our Facebook page @uafchartwells.

Dining Newsletter

September 15, 2020

 

Sono Street Food Menu

Dine 49’a Sono station will have daily specials under the theme Street Food.

Tuesday, September 15

Tyson Chicken Homestyle Tenders and Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Nashville Hot Fried Tofu

Wednesday, September 16

Beef Chili Cheese Fries

Tandoori Chicken Tikka

Thursday, September 17

Orange Chicken with Fried Rice and Bok Choy

Chicago Hot Dog

Friday, September 18

Crispy Fish Taco

Korean BBQ Tofu Tacos

Monday, September 21

Black Pear Medley Lettuce Wraps

Cheesy Bacon Tater Tots

PolarExpress Required at Check Out

Now that all students have been issued their PolarExpress cards we will no longer be accepting verbal ID numbers for payment of BearBucks, Munch Money or blocks.  If you have not been issued a student card please contact the Office of the Bursar.

Campus Cache Register Fixed for Block Equivalency

Over the weekend the register at Campus Cache was not accepting block cash equivalency.  This has now been fixed.  For those who were affected and were unable to use their block cash equivalency before they reset on Sunday, September 13, please fill out our Reactivation Request Form.  Your expired blocks will be reloaded onto your card for use through Saturday, September 19.

 

Useful Dining Links:
Check your meal plan balances on eAccounts

View our Dining hours of operation

Weekly Menus

Upcoming Events

Chef Appreciation Week. Monday September 14 thru Friday September 18 11am - 2pm. This week, we recognize our chefs behind the line. Come by Dine 49 to enjoy specials every day, inspired by the chefs you know. Share your experience on Facebook or Instagram and tag us @uafchartwells. The chef that has the most posts about their food will win the contest and win a prize.

Southern Comfort. Friday September 18 Arctic Java and Campus Cache will be selling Gourmet lemonade and Chex Mix Buddies today only.  At Dine49 Dinner 4pm to 8pm Spice up the end of the summer blues with some delicious BBQ for a Southern Comfort themed dinner.

To stay up to date on the latest events and specials, download our app Dine on Campus and like our Facebook page @uafchartwells.

Dining Newsletter

September 8, 2020

 

Seating Open in Wood Center Dining Locations

Seating is now open at our Wood Center dining locations.  Chairs and tables have been placed so that a distance of at least six feet is kept from each diner with the exception of tables that have plexiglass dividers which allow two eaters at a single table.

As a reminder, no matter where you choose to eat remember to keep a distance of six feet from others.

Arctic Java is Open for Coffee Service

Arctic Java will be open with a cashier for the next week.  After this time it will become a Gruhub only location.  Download the app and follow our set up instructions.

Dietary Restrictions

Dining has many options to help those who have dietary restrictions.  Dine 49 features the G8 station designed to avoid 8 major allergens (milk, peanuts, fish, soy, eggs, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, and gluten) during lunch and dinner. In addition, Dine 49 offers a vegan and vegetarian station during dinner. But these are not the only options offered. Throughout all dining locations, icons are used on our menus to highlight vegan, vegetarian, avoiding gluten, and balanced foods.

We recognize that there are allergies and diets that their regular menus may not readily cater to. Any students who have questions about menus and options that meet their dietary needs are encouraged to contact the Executive Chef and his team directly at 907-474-6823 or email Chef Tyler at tyler.newell@compass-usa.com. 

Useful Dining Links:
Check your meal plan balances on eAccounts

View our Dining hours of operation

Weekly Menus

Upcoming Events

Love Chartwells Red, White and Blue Cupcakes Friday, September 11 11pm – 2pm. Come by Dine 49 during lunch for a free cupcake.

Chef Appreciation Week. Sunday September 13 11am - 2pm. This week, we recognize our chefs behind the line. Come by Dine 49 to enjoy specials every day, inspired by the chefs you know. Share your experience on Facebook or Instagram and tag us @uafchartwells. The chef that has the most posts about their food will win the contest and win a prize.

To stay up to date on the latest events and specials, download our app Dine on Campus and like our Facebook page @uafchartwells.

Dining Newsletter

September 1, 2020

Reminder: Quarantine Students Entering Delivery Location

As a reminder, students who are quarantining or strict social distancing and ordering from the Quarantine Student Delivery Menu should be placing their hall and room number in special instructions.

 

Holiday Hours for Labor Day

Limited hours will be held for Labor Day, September 7.  

Alaska Grill 

Lunch 11am - 2pm 

Dinner 4pm - 6pm 

Campus Cache 

Grubhub only pickup 9am - 11am  

Regular operations 11am to 11pm

 

Reopening Locations on September 8

We will begin normal operation hours on Tuesday, September 8 by reopening Dine 49, Fuse, Sushi and Arctic Java.  Arctic Java and Alaska Grill will begin operating as a Grubhub only location.  For details on hours for these locations please visit our website (uaf.edu/dining/hours.php).

 

Virtual Office Hours

Dining Services Office virtual office hours this week Monday to Friday 2pm to 4pm. Join us on Zoom at 918 7220 8763.

 

Useful Resources:

Order your groceries through Market Basket

Check your balance

Grubhub setup and quarantine delivery instructions

Follow us on Facebook

Dining Newsletter

August 25, 2020

 

Grubhub is back online for Alaska Grill

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we were repairing this location.

Reminder: Delivery in Quarantine

Delivery is only for those in quarantine or strict social distancing.  Please remember to put your hall and room number in the special instructions.

Market Basket

Buy your groceries on campus with your Munch Money. Visit uaf.catertrax.com and select Chartwells Market Basket.  Submit your order by Tuesday night to pick up your orders at Alaska Grill Friday 4pm – 7pm or Saturday 11am – 2pm.

Useful Dining Links:
Check your meal plan balances on eAccounts

View our Dining hours of operation

Weekly Menus

Upcoming Events

Virtual Office Hours. Monday thru Friday 2pm -4pm. Join us for our virtual office hours on zoom.

Superfood Melon Dinner. Wednesday, August 26 4pm - 8pm. Our superfood of the month will be highlighted in some dinner specials!

Virtual Teaching Kitchen: Watermelon Salad.  Thursday, August 27 2pm. Join us on facebook to learn how to make sweet and juicy Watermelon Salad.  There will be multiple prize giveaways during the video.  At 3pm, we will be wrapping rubber bands around a watermelon.  Current meal plan holders can cast their vote to guess how many rubber bands will cause the watermelon to explode.  The winner will get a $20 Chartwells Gift card. 

Free Eco-Container Tabling. Friday, August 28 11am - 2pm at Campus Cache and Monday August 31 11 am - 2pm Alaska Grill. All meal plan holders will have the opportunity to stop by and get their first Eco-Container for free.

Love, Chartwells: Funnel Cakes. Monday, August 31 8pm - 10pm.  Come to Campus Cache for a free funnel cake.

To stay up to date on the latest events and specials, download our app Dine on Campus and like our Facebook page @uafchartwells.