About Hopkins Dining

Hopkins Dining’s mission is to cultivate innovative experiences to nourish our communities, embrace authenticity, and fulfill our global responsibility. Driven to provide an innovative and creative dining experience while maintaining its commitment to nutrition, wellness, and sustainability, Hopkins Dining has assembled a group of hospitality experts with many years of experience to bring the Hopkins community an exceptional array of options.

Commitment to Food

At its core, Hopkins Dining is committed to the following foundational principles:

Culinary Standards

  • Hopkins Dining menus, recipes, and concepts are developed on an ongoing basis collaboratively by our team of professionally trained chefs using input from students, faculty, staff, and the community at large.
  • We carefully select our menu items to ensure we meet the needs of all dietary restrictions, food allergies, and food preferences.
  • Through our culinary innovation and ever-changing menu items, we strive to promote a global approach and enhanced cultural understanding to the student experience.

Sourcing Standards

  • Hopkins Dining has partnered with exemplary local farmers, suppliers, and producers to source the best ingredients to nourish our university and broader community.
  • Through these partnerships, we will not only further our commitment to sustainability, but we also will support locally-owned business by providing them with essential opportunities to further develop the Baltimore community.
  • We strive to find natural or minimally processed ingredients from suppliers who are committed to ethical and responsible cultivation and production practices.


Menus are developed to feature seasonal and local products.

  • Sustainability is a primary focus for the new Hopkins Dining program. Whenever possible, we will source local products and services that meet our new sustainable and organic practices.
  • Our menus emphasize variety and aim to offer something for everyone.
  • All the food are prepared in small batches to ensure freshness.
  • Healthy selections are offered throughout our cafés.
  • Vegetarian and vegan options are available daily.
  • Stocks/Soups are made from scratch.
  • Trans fats are not used in our kitchens.
  • Pizza dough is delivered fresh daily for us to use from a local vendor.
  • All fresh poultry products and deli turkey is certified Halal.
  • All meats offered on the pizza station in board operations are certified Halal.
  • Seafood is purchased fresh when available locally or flash frozen at the source to ensure quality — never air-freighted.