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Dining Services

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Thursday, April 24th, 5:00 PM

Weiller Wing of Valentine Hall


Thursday, April 10th by 4pm! 

Entry forms available in the servery and office.  Six teams will be chosen by raffle and notified on April 11th.


  • Dining Services Chef Chi Cuong Huynh wins Silver Medal at NACUFS Northeast Culinary Challenge! Click here to check out more pictures from the event!!


          Sunday April 13th

                               10pm - Midnight

  • Val now serves Cage Free Eggs!

     Alderfer Eggs     Pete and Gerry's

  • Look for the Ancient Grains that have been added to your Lighter Side menu; Amaranth, Millet, Wheatberry, Wild Rice, Quinoa, Farro, & Forbidden Rice
  • New England Spice Company spice racks at Val condiment stations
  • Silken Tofu now available on the smoothie bar
  • Amherst Logo Waffles
  • AC Nutrition Kiosk now available in Val Servery
  • Check out the Book & Plow farm at Amherst College, which is providing lots of fresh produce for Valentine! 
  • EXTENDED DINNER HOURS IN VAL!: Val is open for dinner from 4:30pm - 8:30pm Monday through Thursday, offering our full menu.  These hours will follow the class and exam schedules.
  • GRAB 'N GO is locate at Schwemm's Coffee House.  Hours are Monday - Friday from 11am - 2:30pm following the class and exam schedule!! Check out the menus.
  • Check out AC Nutrition, an online tool to assist you with nutrition and allergen information.
  • Reminder of hours:
    • Sunday - Brunch 9:00am - 11:00am, Lunch 11:00am - 2:00pm, Dinner 4:30pm - 7:30pm
    • Monday through Thursday -  Full Breakfast 7:30am - 10:00am, Continental Breakfast 10:00am - 11:00am, Lunch 11:00am - 2:00pm, Dinner 4:30pm - 8:30pm
    • Friday & Saturday - Full Breakfast 7:30am - 10:00am, Continental Breakfast 10:00am - 11:00am, Lunch 11:00am - 2:00pm, Dinner 4:30pm - 7:30pm


Iron Chef Competition '12

Iron Chef 2012 winners.  See more event photos here.



Charles Thompson,

Letter from the Director

Welcome to Amherst! I would like to introduce you to the award-winning Amherst College Dining Services. We are a self-operated, full-service dining operation for the entire campus community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and guests, with offices located in Valentine Hall.

We operate the Student Dining program, Schwemm's Coffee House,  and Lewis-Sebring Commons. Of course, students are our primary focus, and I hope you will get to know us during your academic career at Amherst.

The dining services staff and I take pride as a team of food service professionals, working together in order to provide the highest level of food and service possible to the college community. As our customers become more diverse, representing many different religious and cultural backgrounds, Amherst College Dining Services has responded by expanding menus to include ethnic foods, low fat healthier choices, vegetarian and vegan foods and fresh foods cooked to order. Our staff are very caring people and are always willing to help or answer any questions you may have, so please ask, we want to make your dining experience as pleasurable as possible.

The meal plan allows students unlimited entry to the dining hall during hours of operation and students can choose from servery stations including traditional, pasta, deli, pizza, lighter side, bread/cereal, hot/cold beverages, self serve ice cream, and DIY (student "do it yourself") stations, featuring stir-fry, waffles, a breakfast smoothie bar, and panini grills.  Please feel free to stop by to chat about your eating concerns or just say hello, someone is always available to see you. Guests are always welcome to stop by, we are glad to set up tours of our facilities and give a brief overview of what Dining Services has to offer.

Thank you for visiting our homepage.

Charles G. Thompson
Director of Dining Services


·         Val now serves Cage Free Eggs!