Summer Operations

Dining Summer Operations

Middlebury College Dining Services is open for business during the summer months, however our units operate in a much different manner than during the academic year.   We open 4 dining halls (Proctor, Ross, Atwater and the Bread Loaf Inn) for summer students, faculty, staff, and guests of our Language Schools and Bread Loaf School of English.   We also only open Wilson’s Café, MiddExpress and the Grille in our retail operations.  This page was developed to provide you with information on our services. If you do not find the answers to your questions, please contact the Dining Services Office at ext. 5346.  Thank you and enjoy the summer!

 

Swiping ID:

Starting this summer, all diners (students, faculty staff and guests) will be required to swipe their Middlebury College ID card prior to entering the dining halls.  No one will be allowed to enter the dining halls without their ID card, (in some cases, i.e. guests, this may be a temporary card) so please make sure you have it on you at all times.  If you lose your card, please contact Public Safety and they will issue you a new card. 

To-Go:

During the summer months we do not offer to-go containers in Proctor, Ross, or Atwater dining halls.  Our service is designed to be all you care to eat within the dining hall and food is not to be taken out.  You are allowed to fill up your own personal travel mug with a beverage; however, you cannot bring in any type of food container to use to carry food out.  We do allow diners to take one piece of fruit or dessert when leaving, but not more than one serving.

Dietary Needs / Special Diets

Middlebury College Dining Services strives to accommodate the unique dietary needs and preferences of every student through transparency and personalized service.

A full ingredients list that brightly highlights commonly avoided foods and allergens such as wheat, eggs, meat and dairy is posted next to every item served. At each lunch and dinner at least one entree is vegetarian. Vegan and vegetarian spreads and sandwich fillings can be found in the deli and salad bars. Gluten-free breads and products, soy milk and lactaid milk are available in all of our dining rooms. If you have specific dietary needs and or requests, please contact the dining office at ext. 5349.

 

Alcohol:

Alcohol is prohibited in our dining halls at all times. Customers are not allowed to bring in any alcoholic beverages to any of our board or retail dining locations.  If you would like to purchase an alcoholic beverage at the Grille you must be 21 years of age.  Customers must provide a passport or a United States issued driver’s license, along with your college ID card for proof of age.  Out of country driver’s licenses are not accepted as proof of age.  If the dining services staff deem you as intoxicated, you will be asked to leave the space. Failure to do so could result in disciplinary action.

 

Eating Kosher:

Middlebury College Dining Services offers kosher meals from a certified kosher kitchen here on campus. The Kosher food for the Summer Language School Program is prepared by Middlebury College Dining Services. The kitchen is overseen by the Rabbinical Council of New England and supervised by Chabad of Vermont. Should you need to contact the Rabbinical Council regarding a specific question about our program prior to your arrival for the summer, the contact information is:

Rabbi Moshe Kaufman
Kashrus Administrator - KVH Kosher
Rabbinical Council of New England 
665 Beacon St Boston, MA 02215
Tel: (617) 426-2139 Direct: (617) 426-2139 x 103 Cell: (617) 651-1584 Fax: (617) 426-6268

Our kosher meal program is designed to provide lunch and dinner meals for Sunday dinner through Friday dinner at the Atwater dining hall only.

The meals are prepared under the guidance of a Mashgiach hired by KVH/Kosher. The meals are portioned in compostable containers, covered and sealed by the Mashgiach for transport in enclosed carts to the Atwater operation where they are transferred into a heated holding cabinet, cold holding cabinet or are left at room temperature in the separate serving area for the School of Hebrew students who have signed up for these meals. Before service we set up the buffet line with items from the days’ menu along with disposable, service ware and utensils. We will also have some additional hectured snack items to supplement your cravings during your stay.  For Chabbat, we provide Challah rolls and Kosher grape juice for you to take for services before dinner if that is your practice. You can wrap your dinner to go for this night so you can eat after your service. “To Go” plates are not allowed at other times of the week. We will prepare the week-end meals to be delivered Friday evening where they will be stored in a dedicated Kosher cooler for use on Saturday and Sunday. We will resume the hot dinner meal program on Sunday.  

Prepared Kosher breakfast meals are not included in this plan, but the Atwater dining hall provides suitable hectured options. Students in schools assigned to either Ross or Proctor dining halls may pick up a kosher meal at Atwater dining hall and take it back with them to their dining hall to enjoy with their school. Selecting the kosher option on the Special Dietary Request form sets an intention that you will take the kosher meals prepared for you for the duration of the program or until you inform us that you no longer want to take a Kosher meal. Should you decide to withdraw from the kosher meal plan for any reason, please notify either your school coordinator or bilingual as soon as possible.

Middlebury College absorbs the costs of operating the on-site kosher kitchen rather than passing these additional costs to participating students. Grant us the professional courtesy of eating the meal prepared for you or in the event that you have not signed up to eat Kosher but are curious to refrain from eating the Kosher food that might have gone to a student or faculty who is relying on it. With some notice we will be happy to prepare additional food for you to try our Kosher menu and enjoy the experience.  

Meals always include a variety of fresh ingredients, and we purchase from local producers when possible. All of our prepared kosher meals will be meat and parve, no dairy.  The menu for the day will accompany the meal listing the common name of the dish as well as a list of the ingredients specifically noting the 8 common allergens. We cannot cater to everyone’s particular likes but if you have difficulty eating our prepared food please talk to the chef and we will see what accommodations we can make.

In order for us to accurately plan for the kosher kitchen to open and operate for the 7-week program (which begins June 29) we will need to know of your intention to take kosher meals before June 29th  by filling out the dietary request form that has a spot to request Kosher meals for the program.

We will make available pre-prepared packaged kosher meals for those students attending the 8-week schools until the Kosher Kitchen opens June 29th.

If you would like to see sample menus from the kosher kitchen, please contact Bo Cleveland, Assistant Director, at rclevela@middlebury.edu or 802-443-5349.  Anyone who wishes to learn more about the ingredients of any of the items we serve is welcome to visit our Kosher Kitchen and speak with the chef manager.

Board Dining Hours of Operations / Meal Times:

All board units are closed from May 28th – June 11th.

Ross Dining Hall is open for limited hours from June 11th – June 19th.

  • Breakfast daily from 7:00 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
  • Breakfast daily from 8:00 am – 9:00 am Hot Breakfast
  • Lunch daily from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Dinner daily from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Starting June 19, 2018 the Language School program starts and will follow the schedule below. 

Language Schools Dining Schedule 2018

Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Portuguese faculty and staff dine in Ross until dinner on Friday, June 22, when the standard schedule for Ross goes into effect for these schools. French, German, Hebrew and Spanish faculty and staff dine in Proctor until dinner on Friday, June 29, when Hebrew and German will move to Atwater on the standard schedule. Dining times in Ross and Proctor during early arrival periods are 7:00-9:00 for breakfast, 11:30-1:00 for lunch, and 5:30-7:00 for dinner.

 

Standard Schedule: Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner

School

Length

Location: Breakfast

Location:

Lunch/Dinner

Start Date

(and end date if different from 08/18)

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Chinese

8/6-week

Any

Ross

6/22 dinner

6:30-

9:00

11:30-

12:50

5:30-

6:50

Japanese

8/6-week

Any

Ross

6/22 dinner

6:30-

9:00

12:10-

1:10

6:10-

7:10

Russian

8-week

Any

Ross

6/22 dinner

6:30-

9:00

1:00-

2:20

7:00-

8:20

Portuguese

7-week

Any

Ross Fireplace Lounge

6/22 dinner – 08/10

6:30-

9:00

1:20-

2:20

7:20-

8:20

Hebrew

7/6-week

Any

Atwater

6/29 dinner

6:30-

9:00

11:30-

1:10

5:30-

7:00

German

7/6-week

Any

Atwater

6/29 dinner

6:30-

9:00

1:15-

2:20

7:10-

8:20

French

7/6-week

Any

Proctor

6/29 dinner

6:30-

9:00

11:30-

12:50

5:30-

6:50

Spanish

7/6-week

Any

Proctor

6/29 dinner

6:30-

9:00

12:55-

2:20

6:55-

8:20

Student Employees

All summer

Redfield

Proctor

Redfield Proctor

6/22 breakfast –08/17 dinner

6:30-

9:00

11:30-

2:20

5:30-

8:20

 

 

Student employees and other non-Language Schools personnel will dine in Ross from June 6 until breakfast on June 22 when they will move to Redfield Proctor.

Atwater Dining will be closed for breakfast on Aug. 17.

 

Standard Schedule: Weekend Brunch

Continental breakfast 7:00-10:30; more substantial items 10:30-1:00

Schools

Location

Brunch

All

All Dining Halls

7:00-1:00 (kosher options in Atwater only)

Student Employees

Redfield Proctor

7:00-1:00

School of Environment

Proctor Woodstove

7:00-1:00

 

*Weekend brunch starts at 6:30 a.m. to accommodate placement testing in Ross only on 6/23 and in Atwater and Proctor on 6/30 and 7/1 (cold options starting at 6:30, hot after 7:00).

 

Information on Last Meals Served

  • Dinner on 8/17 will be served in Proctor, 5:30-8:00 p.m., for all schools and Student Employees. Ross and Atwater dining halls will close following lunch on 8/17.
  • Brunch on 8/18 will be 8:00-1:00 in Proctor for all schools. This is the last meal served.
  • All Dining Halls will be closed after 1:00 p.m. on 8/18.

 

Retail Dining Hours of Operations:

All units are closed Monday May 28, 2018

May 29th – June 25th

  • The Grille:  Monday – Friday, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • MiddExpress: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

All other retails units will be closed from May 28th – June 24th

                June 25th – August 17th

  • The Grille:  Monday – Friday. 11:30 am – 12:00 am, Weekends – 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • MiddExpress:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 12:00 am, Weekends – 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • Wilson Café: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4 pm