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Princeton Review Rankings

K-State food has once again landed in the Top 20 nationwide. The Princeton Review's "The Best 386 Colleges" has ranked K-State's campus food at No. 13 in its 2021 issue. It's pretty rare for campus meals to be made from scratch on location, and our students appreciate that! Thanks to all who completed the survey, and congrats to our phenomenal, hardworking dining staff! 

Our Dining Centers

Kramer Dining Center

Kramer Dining Center, which serves the students who live in Goodnow, Marlatt and Wefald residence halls, was named in honor of Home Economics Professor Martha Kramer. It is located near the academic buildings on the west side of campus.

Kramer contains nearly 60,000 square feet of state-of-the-art kitchen, serving, dining and retail space designed to serve a student population of 1,850.

View the map of Kramer's menu concept lines to make your trip to the dining center quick and easy. Know before you go!


Derby Dining Center

Derby Dining Center was named after reference librarian Grace Derby. It serves the students who live in Ford, Haymaker, Moore and West residence halls, plus Smurthwaite Leadership/Scholarship House. With the closure of Van Zile Dining Center, Strong Community residents will also eat at Derby, which is located right across the street.

Derby, aka "The Derb," is home to The Bakery, which specializes in made-from-scratch cinnamon rolls, brownies, cookies and even birthday cakes. 

The newly renovated Derby Dining Center is open for the spring 2021 semester. 


Our dining centers and retail locations are always hiring; apply to Work With Us today!  

Work With Us logoFrequently sanitized work environment
Discounted meal prices
Flexible work hours
Leadership opportunities
Starting pay: $9 per hour
Customer service | Baking | Food Production | Custodial/Dishroom
Work as little as five hours or up to 30 hours per week
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon and dinner shifts available
Learn more and apply