University of Delaware

Rodney Dining Fresh Food Company | Newark, DE

COST
$45.2M
 
COMPLETION DATE
Fall 2015
 
SIZE
50,000 SF
1,180 Seats
 
ARCHITECT OF RECORD
EwingCole
Philadelphia, PA
 
DESIGN ARCHITECT
DIGSAU
Philadelphia, PA
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Whiting-Turner
Newark, DE
CIVIL ENGINEER
CDA Engineering
Willmington, DE
MISC
13 Culinary Stations
Home of 300 Students
Serves 6,000 Meals/Day
Aramark Project

Student involvement and input through the planning and design process helped ensure that the offerings at University of Delaware’s AYCE Rodney Dining Fresh Food Company served the campus population’s desires and needs: the ability to easily balance delicious food, healthy options, dietary restrictions, and convenience.

 

The solution? Food preparation has been brought to the front-of-house servery where students can observe their meals being prepared fresh in any one of 13 unique concepts. As the largest dining facility on campus, variety was a must. The new concepts feature kosher, gluten free, and vegan stations, two delis, a bakery, two salad bars, the grill, traditional home cooking station, sauté, Italian, and an all-day breakfast concept. Ask and you shall receive. This facility delivers success with its ability to provide fresh, quality food for a diverse student population.

 

PUBLICATIONS 

FCSI, 2016 Project Showcase, Page 24
 
The ReviewEast Campus 'freshman hub' to expand with dorm, dining hall, September 22, 2014
 
UDailyBehind the scenes, September 11, 2014