Dining Services

Dining on campus is a quintessential part of the overall college experience! Bennington Dining Services takes great pride in providing an experience our customers will never forget. Through our variety of dining locations, board menu offerings, and friendly and welcoming staff we strive to make your dining experience excellence. We are here to help you in any way we can—just ask!

Commons Dining Hall

Bennington proves that college food can be inspiring, nourishing, and delicious. Our Chefs are continually creating new and flavorful dishes alongside much-loved staples featuring sustainably sourced products from our local farmers and producers. Meals offer students a wide range of options drawing on cuisines from around the world, and including Vegetarian, Vegan, and Made Without Gluten selections at every meal.

Missing a favorite meal or dessert from home? Submit your Recipe From Home and we will work to feature it on the menu.

Middlebury Residency Hours

Monday-Friday

Breakfast

  • 7:30-9:30 am

Lunch

  • Arabic | 12:00pm-1:10pm
  • Italian | 1:25pm-2:30pm
  • Portuguese | 1:30pm-2:30pm

Dinner

  • Arabic | 6:00pm-7:15pm
  • Italian & Portuguese | 7:30pm-8:30pm

Saturday & Sunday

Continental Breakfast

  • 7:00am-11:00am

Brunch

  • 11:00am-1:00pm

Dinner

  • Arabic | 6:00pm-7:15pm
  • Italian & Portuguese | 7:30pm-8:30pm

 Bennington College community members may purchase meals in the Dining Hall on a take-out basis only. Middlebury programs have exclusive use of the Dining Hall as hearing and speaking only the language they are studying is a critical part of Middlebury's immersive model.

 Dish drops for china used for take-out are located on the 2nd floor of Commons, the 1st floor of Commons, in the Barn, in the Library, in the Campus Safety Booth, and in the B&G break room.

Contact

Location

  • 2nd Floor Commons

Roz's Cafe

Student operated Roz's Cafe offers a variety of scratch-baked pastries, drip coffee, specialty espresso beverages, snacks, and pantry staples. As part of our zero waste efforts Roz's Cafe does not offer disposable cups, please bring your own reusable cup or purchase one, thank you!

Roz’s mission

To reduce and eliminate waste in creative and sustainable ways while providing high quality and locally sourced goods. To create a student experience that fosters environmentally sound practices for the betterment of our campus community. Working together as a grassroots effort with the goal of being the standard on how a student managed cafe can make changes to have a positive global impact.

Summer 2022 Hours

Monday - Wednesday

  • 9:00am-10:00pm

Thursday & Friday

  • 9:00am-12:00am

Saturday

  • 5:30pm-12:00am

Sunday

  • 5:30pm-10:00pm

 

Roz's Bar begins at 5:30pm nightly and features wine and craft beer from our local vendors including Madison Brewing Company, Brown's Brewery, and Upper Pass Beer Company.

Contact

Location

  • 1st Floor Commons

Catering at Bennington

There are four aspects to a perfect meal: thoughtful planning, select ingredients, artistic preparation, and professional service. Combine all these ingredients and you have created Catering at Bennington. We provide catering services offering healthy and dazzling cuisine for any occasion—everything you need drawing upon a network of the finest merchants to meet each event’s specific needs. Whether you are planning an intimate dinner or an elaborate celebration, we can help you plan your ideal occasion. Our commitment to excellence, attention to detail, knowledgeable and friendly staff, exceptional food selection, and affordable prices make each event special in its own way. We look forward to the opportunity of bringing the imaginative menus, exceptional value and specialized service to your next special event.

 

 

 

Contact

Location

  • 1st Floor Commons

Send a Care Package

Relatives and friends can send “Hugs From Home” care packages to Bennington students through Dining Services. Packages include a Cookie Basket fresh baked in our from-scratch bakeshop; a Snack Basket featuring sweet and salty munchies from our local farmers and producers; and a Birthday Party with a 9” scratch-baked cake of your choice and party accoutrements—5 days notice requested. Vegan, Made without Gluten, and dietary specific options available. 

Place an order by filling out our Online Order Form. A member of Dining Services will reach out to confirm your order and process payment (MasterCard and Visa only). For more information, email dining@bennington.edu, or call Dining Services at 802-440-4436 (option 1) Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm EST. Please allow 48 hours for processing.

Blaze Birinyi
Blaze Birinyi
Cook I
call blazebirinyi@bennington.edu
Executive Chef Steve Bohrer
Steve Bohrer
Executive Chef and General Manager, Dining Services
Commons Dining Hall 1st Floor
call sbohrer@bennington.edu call 802-440-4442
Amanda Breen
Amanda Breen
Dining Support Staff I
call amandabreen@bennington.edu
Louis Burdick
Louis Burdick
Cook II
call lburdick@bennington.edu
Julie Christmann
Julie Christmann
Cook II
call jchristmann@bennington.edu
Donna Clifford headshot
Donna Clifford
Cook II
call donnaclifford@bennington.edu
Matthew Daigneault
Matthew Daigneault
Chef de Cuisine
call matthewdaigneault@bennington.edu
Eric Emery
Eric Emery
Chef de Cuisine
call ericemery@bennington.edu
Susan Foster
Susan Foster
Cook I
call susanfoster@bennington.edu
Shelly Gotsch
Shelly Gotsch
Cook I
call sloomis@bennignton.edu
Stephanie Hurley
Stephanie Hurley
Cook I
call shurley@bennington.edu
Erica LaFlamme
Erica LaFlamme
Cook I
call elaflamme@bennington.edu
Jessica MacLeay
Jessica MacLeay
Director of Dining
Commons Dining Hall 1st Floor
call jmacleay@bennington.edu call 802-440-4505
Timothy Mayer
Timothy Mayer
Cook I
call tmayer@bennington.edu
Gage McLaughlin
Gage McLaughlin
Dining Support Staff I
call gagemclaughlin@bennington.edu
Julie Normyle
Julie Normyle
Roz's Cafe Manager
Roz's Cafe
call julienormyle@bennington.edu call 802-440-4861
Nick Pello
Nick Pello
Dining Services Receiver/Catering
Commons Dining Hall 1st Floor
call npello@bennington.edu call 802-440-4438
Adam Pineiro
Adam Pineiro
Cook I
call adampineiro@bennington.edu
Li Bin Pugliese
Li Bin Pugliese
Cook II
call libinpugliese@bennington.edu
Chef Joshua Ruff
Joshua Ruff
Chef Manager
Commons Dining Hall 1st Floor
call joshuaruff@bennington.edu call 802-440-4441
Christine Shumway
Christine Shumway
Cook I
call cshumway@bennington.edu
Asha Taylor
Asha Taylor
Cook II
call ataylor@bennington.edu
Marisa Wiedl
Marisa Wiedl
Cook I
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Connor Whalen
Cook 1
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Christina White
Dining Services Manager
Commons Dining Hall 2nd Floor
call christinawhite@bennington.edu call 802-440-4841
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Joshua Wood
Dining Support Staff I
call joshuawood@bennington.edu