Stanford University opens new dining center with education centerpiece

Oct. 4—Stanford University, in Palo Alto, Calif., recently opened its first new dining hall in 20 years, the Arrillaga Family Dining Commons.

The new hall features non-stop meal service from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; as well as brunch and dinner options during the weekend and late-night service daily, according to an article in The Stanford Daily. The location’s late-night food location, The Dish, will open Oct. 6.

According to the department’s website, the two-story, 26,000-square-foot dining hall features a “Culinary Studio,” where students, faculty and staff can learn about food through cooking classes and demonstrations developed by the dining services team. The suite features video cameras at the cooking station so that audiences will be able to engage in the cooking production.