Campus Dining is happy to announce that Smashburger and a newly renovated Starbucks will open in LaFortune Student Center prior to the start of the academic year. Starbucks will open Monday, August 15th. Smashburger will open on Wednesday, August 17th.
Decio Cafe is set to open on Monday, August 8th. The newly renovated cafe will offer a delicious menu of Italian specialties. Offerings will include sandwiches, salads, and lasagnas as well as soup and a salad bar. Guests will also enjoy Caffe L'Antico coffee.
Decio Cafe will be open Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:00pm.
The end of the academic year has ushered in several construction and renewal projects across the University. Six key projects that will impact access to certain campus buildings, walkways and roads:
• LaFortune Student Center west entry reconstruction
• Hesburgh Library east entrance closure
• Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering basement waterproofing
• Main Building stair rail replacement
• Notre Dame Stadium B Parking Lot reconstruction
• Walsh Hall selective renovation
The University strives to create a culture of appreciation and celebration through award and recognition programs. Recipients receive a cash award and a keepsake, and are acknowledged at the annual Service Recognition Dinner. Eight members of the staff were honored.
Notre Dame Student Government, Campus Dining, and Student Activities Facilities announced today that Smashburger will replace Burger King in LaFortune Student Center. Construction will begin immediately following Commencement weekend this May with Smashburger opening at the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year.…
Charu Chandra Pant, chef at the University of Notre Dame, was awarded first place in the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Midwest Region's Culinary Challenge on March 9, 2016 at The Ohio State University. Chef Pant won the challenge and a gold medal with his dish, "Himalayan Bowl: Seared Lamb with Red Rice Pilaf, Sauteed Black Kale, Tourneed Turnips with Sweet Tomato Sauce, Cucumber Mint Raita and Rich Tomato Shorba.”…
Luigi Alberganti has been named Director of Retail Dining in the department of Campus Dining. He will begin his new position on March 28.
Alberganti has extensive experience in restaurants and resort hospitality. He is coming to Notre Dame from Las Vegas, Nevada where he has served as Director of Restaurants at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino by MGM Resorts International.…
Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2016 5:00 am | Updated: 5:50 pm, Thu Jan 28, 2016.
By Jeff Harrell South Bend Tribune
It’s not as if the Morris Inn is hidden.
Nestled at the edge of the University of Notre Dame on Notre Dame Avenue and a few football fields away from the Golden Dome itself, the school’s official hotel houses Sorin’s, a fine-dining restaurant, and Rohr’s, the bar tended by the legendary Murf where luminaries, sports fans and students all kick back together over beers, drinks, burgers, wings, wood-fired pizza and everything Fighting Irish.…
It was midnight, and the snow and wind chill made for formidable conditions, but that didn’t deter some 1,000 students, faculty, staff and guests from gathering in the University of Notre Dame’s Main Building Rotunda for a candlelight prayer service to begin the University’s Walk the Walk Week in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Larose Saint Jean has been hired as the new director of St. Michael’s Laundry, effective February 1st.
Larose is coming from the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Denver, Colorado, where he has been serving as Director of Laundry for Crothall Services. He has also served in managerial positions in other Ritz Carlton properties, including Ritz Carlton Hotel New Orleans and Ritz Carlton Resort of Naples, Florida. …
Notre Dame’s consummate bartender does more than serve up drinks. He’s counselor, companion, philosopher, poet, ambassador, storyteller, sweetheart, teacher, diplomat, legend and friend to all who enter there.
Notre Dame Stadium Ranked #1
For the second year in a row, Notre Dame Stadium, home of the Fighting Irish has ranked #1 in the 2015 FBS college football stadium experience. Stadium Journey Magazine, publishes reviews of sports stadiums from around the world. Their stadium rankings rate which stadiums provide the best overall game day experience for fans. Stadium Journey Magazine ranks each stadium on food & beverage inside the stadium, the overall atmosphere, the neighborhood where the stadium resides, the fans, access to and inside the stadium, and overall return on investment.
For the full article on Notre Dame Stadium and a full list of the stadiums ranked visit Stadium Journey Magazine
Michael J. Klosinski, director of St. Michael’s Laundry, died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 9.
Klosinski joined the University as director in 2004. Since that time, he received the Association of Laundry Managers (ALM) Laundry Manager of the Year Award for the Ohio River Valley Chapter four times. He was a three time finalist for National Laundry Manager of the Year and was awarded ALM’s prestigious Heywood Wiley Manager of the Year Award in 2006.…
The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Arts and Culture, in conjunction with the Indiana University South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center, will celebrate South Bend’s past, present and future during a block party at 1045 W. Washington St. in the West Washington neighborhood. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (July 18).
Notre Dame Food Services hosted its first ever celebrity chef on Monday, April 20, through Wednesday, April 22. Chef Jet Tila, who’s battled legends on “Iron Chef America,” and appeared as a judge on “Cutthroat Kitchen” and “Guy’s Grocery Games” in addition to many appearances on “The Today Show,” “No Reservations” and National Public Radio—was on campus to inform and entertain. As part of the rebranding of University Catering and a renewed emphasis on diverse cuisines, Chef Jet trained the culinary team on menus and cooking techniques. He performed demonstration cooking on stage in the dining halls for students, while a special event Thai menu was served. He also created a special signature dish for University Catering that was revealed April 23 and available on catering menus the next day.…
A limited-edition print of the iconic Grotto at the University of Notre Dame is now for sale through the Segura Arts Studio, part of the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture. This is the studio’s first print to be created specifically for Notre Dame since moving here from Arizona in 2012.
Recent construction completed to address unanticipated foot traffic
“Things we found since re-opening” is the way Joe Kurth, director and general manager of Morris Inn, put it as he explained new construction just completed at the Inn. The original design for the Inn’s 2012-2013 renovation was based on normal hotel traffic. It did not allow for the enhanced foot traffic experienced at Notre Dame on special event weekends such as home football games, Commencement, Alumni Reunion Weekend, etc.
Einstein Bros Bagels capped off a week-long celebration of specials and giveaways with its Grand Opening on Friday, January 23rd. Officially opening November 10, 2014, Einstein’s is occupying the Bookstore space formerly used by Irish Ink. According to David Harr, associate vice president for Auxiliary Operations, “We embraced the opportunity to expand our retail portfolio of offerings on campus with the addition of another nationally recognized brand. Einstein Bros Bagels brings its own distinct flavor and all day menu concept to the campus community.”