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Housing and Dining Services

Department of Housing and Dining Services
Kansas State University
104 Pittman Building
1531 Mid Campus Dr. North
Manhattan, KS 66506


888-568-5027 toll free

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Cultivate You Events

2017 Topics and Events

Chef-Inspired Dishes

September: From-Scratch Cooking and Sustainability

Did you know that K-State's Dining Services makes your food from scratch? Not many campus dining programs do. It allows us to generate less waste, participate in an award-winning composting program, and most of all, serve the freshest foods possible. Read more. 

Event: Learn more about the Better Beginnings Breakfast Bar and the many options on our salad bars.

  • Sept. 26, 12 p.m., at Van Zile Dining Center
  • Sept. 27, 12 p.m., at Kramer Dining Center
  • September 28, 12 p.m., at Derby Dining Center
October: Hydration

Thirst is a warning light on your dashboard telling you that your body needs more fluid to perform its everyday functions. We discuss ways to increase your intake of this essential liquid and avoid dehydration. Read more.

November: Community

Eating with others can not only lead to more nutritional consumption, but also can provide psychological benefits. Research has revealed that the more often people eat with others, the more likely they are to feel happy and satisfied with their lives. Read more.

Event: Exclusively Kansas: A meal made with Kansas ingredients

  • Nov. 14, 12 p.m., at Van Zile Dining Center
  • Nov. 15, 12 p.m., at Kramer Dining Center
  • Nov. 16, 12 p.m., at Derby Dining Center
December: Manhattan Meal Opportunities

The dining centers will be closed over break, but Chef Jeffrey will be making the rounds talking about the various places at which you can get a good meal.