Northeastern Univerisity Int’l Village Dining Hall Expansion

Boston, MA

“With these new fea­tures, we’re con­tin­uing to adapt to meet stu­dents’ dining needs…..It’s impor­tant that we offer as many food options as pos­sible so stu­dents know they can cus­tomize their dining expe­ri­ence with foods that they want to and can eat.”

– Maureen Timmons, Director of Dining Services, Northeastern University


Northeastern University


Conversion of underused cyber café and ramp area into an allergy and dietary sensitive dining option for students.


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Food ManagementServing Guests with Food Allergies: Three Locations that Do it Right


Northeastern University’s International Village Dining was expanded to enhance the dining experience with more variety and important changes for diners with dietary restrictions. Replacing the former dining hall entrance ramp and Cyber Café, the expansion offers three new dining options:

Zone 7 is designed for guests with food allergies and sensitivities. Menu items prepared within the station do not include seven major food allergens milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, gluten and soy and all Zone 7 staff are trained in food allergy awareness.

The Kosher station prepares hot and cold entrees, vegetarian sides, and parve menu items. The station and food preparation standards are supervised closely by an on-site Mashgiach and the Rabbinical Council of New England. Shabbat meal options are available for Friday dinners and Saturday lunches and dinners.

The Deli To Go program offers guests the opportunity to build their own sandwich at the dining hall entrance. A new high-top seating area, with plenty of power outlets for students to charge their lap-tops, tablets, or smartphones, is located across from the new Gluten-Free station.