A Word About Food on Claiming Williams Day 2016

The Claiming Williams Steering Committee would like to thank Miguel Gutierrez, the Dining Services Staff, and the students and staff of Williams College for their incredible thoughtfulness regarding meals on Claiming Williams Day.  In particular, Dining Services has organized two hands-on cooking sessions that will introduce the campus to recipes that use new ingredients and showcase the College’s efforts to respond to the community’s changing expectations.

Along with providing opportunities to talk about the role of food in our community, Claiming Williams Day strives to include Dining Services staff in the day’s conversations.  Therefore food service has been changed to free Dining Staff to participate in sessions.

Meals are free of charge to the campus community.  No need to swipe cards or register. Just come participate!

Driscoll, Paresky, and Mission dining halls are open from 12:00-2:00 pm for lunch and 5:00-8:00 for dinner.  Lee Snack Bar, ’82 Grill, Grab ‘n Go, Eco Cafe are all closed for the day.  There is no late night service.

Continental breakfast will be available in from 8:00-10:30 in Paresky and for usual hours in the regular dining halls.

A Log Lunch style meal with salads, soup, chili, and more will be served in the usual dining halls.  In addition, lunch will be available in the Faculty House for participants joining the lunchtime dialogues scheduled there.

Dinner will feature a few dishes served throughout the campus, again with the goal of freeing up staff to participate in the day.  The dishes will be international in flavor with gluten-free, halal, vegan, vegetarian, and meat dishes offered. Venues will be the same as lunch.

Hot coffee will be available throughout the day in Paresky.

Finally, Freihofer’s chocolate chip cookies, Hostess cupcakes, cocoa, and pizza delivered by local vendors will be available at Paresky starting at 9:30 pm, following the evening sessions.  There will be no late night food service on campus.

Join us in thanking our Dining Staff for their service and welcoming them as they participate in Claiming Williams Day.  If you would like to support Dining Services and Claiming Williams by helping to set up food for breakfast or lunch, please contact Karen Swann at [email protected].