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Dietary Needs

Eating and sharing what happened during a day over a meal is important to all of us.

Students that have food allergies and/or special diets have an element of risk when dining. For this reason, we take each student's dietary needs very seriously as we desire each of our guests to have the same experience as every other.

Identifying Your Allergies or Dietary Needs

If you have any allergies or special dietary needs, please review the following steps! Hope College Dining works with every request, seeking to prepare and serve each meal with care while providing students with a safe space to build relationships together.

1. DIETARY AWARENESS FORM

Please fill out our Special Diets and Allergen Awareness Form and one of our dining team members will follow up with you.

2. SPEAK WITH OUR EXECUTIVE CHEF

Set up a meeting with our executive chef at the beginning of the acaedemic semester. Having a conversation to review your needs, ask questions or troubleshoot different situations is critical for developing a safe, nutritional meal plan. 

We will take you into the kitchen to discuss how recipes are followed and how the food is prepared.

3. UNDERSTAND THE FOOD ALLERGEN STATEMENTS

We label all food items containing the Big 9 Allergens identified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We also label food items that are vegan and vegetarian with a double leaf icon for vegan items and a single leaf icon for vegetarian items. Food items containing an allergen will be labeled with the following statements:

  • CONTAINS: WHEAT
  • CONTAINS: MILK
  • CONTAINS: EGG
  • CONTAINS: SOY
  • CONTAINS: PEANUTS
  • CONTAINS: TREE NUTS
  • CONTAINS: SHELLFISH
  • CONTAINS: FISH
  • CONTAINS: SESAME
4. REVIEW DAILY MENUS
Many of the items that will be served as entres may have the allergen mentioned in the name, which is key for you to read and understand. Allergens will be displayed in a consistent order.
5. ASK QUESTIONS

Please contact us at dining@hope.edu if you ever have any questions about Dine at Hope special diets, menus or products.

Our goal is to provide each student with an exceptional dining experience in all aspects. We welcome the opportunity to make this your place to flourish. 

Options introduction

Introducing Options

We know our campus has a variety of dining needs, including those with special diets and requirements for alternative selections. Options provides diners with specific allergies, intolerances and sensitivities with even more choices so they may continue to enjoy their favorite foods.

Even More Choices

Students can expect a rotating selection of delicious allergen-sensitive meal options throughout campus. Please understand that Options items may contain one or more allergens. Allergens will be labeled.

  • Udi鈥檚 gluten-free breadSelection of breads
  • Gluten-free muffins, cookies and bagels
  • Allergen-free cereals (three daily choices)
  • Almond, soy and rice milk
  • Individually wrapped meats, cheeses and veggies
  • Assortment of dressings and sauces
  • Vegan mayonnaise
  • And more!
Even More Locations
Options coolers and selections can be found in Phelps Dining Hall and Kletz Market. Rest assured we are continuing to expand our offerings across all dining locations at Hope College.

CONTACT US

Allergen-related questions, comments or concerns

Have additional questions or concerns?

Contact our dining team at dining@hope.edu today! Our culinary specialists are happy to answer questions virtually or set up a time to meet and address additional concerns or special circumstances.