Chefs preparing food
Aug 3, 2021

Farm to campus, from prep to dining—and more dining

Penn Dining Services cook up delicious, locally sourced, healthy, and abundant meals at nearly all hours of the day, an operation that starts locally and ends on plates licked clean.

Whether they spring out of bed or sleepily hit snooze, Penn students have their own unique schedules and appetites. Penn Dining Services take the task of feeding the University community seriously, and the result is seriously satisfying. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. and open until 2 a.m. on weekdays, All You Care to Eat dining hours and locations serve sit-down and take-away dishes and snacks. Long before the cafés open, Bon Appétit cooks are busy preparing meals from scratch from locally sourced and environmentally conscious suppliers. And even earlier, farmers are up with their herds and flocks, milking cows and harvesting eggs, loaded onto trucks, and traveling the not-too-far distance to campus. Read more.