Auburn University - Village Dining

Auburn, Alabama

Features

OPENING DATE
September 2009

CAPACITY
1,400

SCOPE
New Dining Center
Central Production
Athletic Training Table
Coffee Shop
C-Store

The Village Community houses eight residence halls that offer apartment-like living for 2,300 students. West View Dining at The Village, commonly known as Village Dining, was designed to meet the needs of a diverse customer base and varying traffic levels. The Village offers a wide variety of spaces, unique concepts and hometown favorites to enhance the dining experience on campus. Research shows that students who spend more time on campus perform better academically, graduate sooner, and enjoy richer interactions. Students who eat on campus, enjoying time in community with peers and professors, rather than eating alone or at home, are far more likely to succeed in college life. Auburn implemented a required dining participation program which enables students to purchase meals with a declining balance student card at all on-campus venues.

The venues at Village Dining include separate a la carte and all-you-care-to-eat serving areas, after hours grill, coffee bar and convenience store. The project also includes central production for several retail satellites with kettles and a blast chiller for soup production, a cold food commissary, central bakery and bulk storage areas. The foodservice areas are approximately 27,200-square-feet. The C-store offers items such as Icees and nachos, while the food court has signature pizzas, made to order pasta, sandwiches, tossed salads with specialty glazes, fresh vegetables, entrees, rice and noodle bowls. The Tiger Zone delivers a restaurant experience by providing selections from the grill, pizza, deli, entree, salad & action stations in an all-you-care-to-eat style of dining. It also serves student athletes a wide variety of foods prepared by various cooking methods (steaming, braising, grilling, etc.) conducive to a training table for each sport.