5 engaging dining events in February


While February is the shortest month of the year, operators are still filling it with a plethora of themed events to draw in diners. Read on for five examples happening this month. 

1. Black History Month dinners


Throughout the month, Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., is hosting a series of themed dinners to celebrate Black History Month. Each dinner will offer a separate themed menu such as soul food and Northern African cuisine.

2. Ello Guv-Nor

English tea

This month, Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., is kicking off its semester-long series of international-themed dinners with an English-inspired meal entitled Ello Guv-Nor.

3. Love for lentils


Lentils will be the star of the plate at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Love for Lentils Dinner. Held during the school’s Lentil Week, Feb. 26 to March 2, the dinner will feature lentils cooked in a variety of ways. 

4. Chopped Duquesne


Students at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh are participating in a cooking competition based on the Food Network show “Chopped.” Those who would rather watch than participate can stop by to cheer on their peers and collect free food and prizes.


5. Olympic serving lines


In celebration of the 2018 Winter Olympics, cafeteria staff at Loudoun County Public Schools in Ashburn, Va., have outfitted some of their serving lines with Olympic decorations.

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