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College dining trending: Boston University’s Aramark dining crew gets cracking at Lobster Night

In this month’s recap of the Top 5 most popular college and university Food Management articles, College Chef Showcase: Chartwells Higher Ed makes the scene with new food hall at Montclair State University, complete with TikTok trend station was ranked as the week’s top story. Food Hall at Sam’s Place has turned what used to be a more traditional dining hall with serving lines into a modern food hall model with a hand-crafted chalkboard aesthetic and a strong farm-to-table vibe from nine stalls ranging from allergen-free to vegan to homestyle comfort and TikTok trends. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • UConn opens first plant-based campus café
  • Take a tour of Providence College’s hands-on new dining hall

In other news, learning how to eat a lobster is an East Coast rite of passage for out-of-towners attending college here. Boston University’s Aramark dining team knows a thing or two (or a million) about lobster, and Lobster Night is a time-honored tradition that celebrates these delicious little critters from the sea. This kind of event is a chance for the dining team to introduce themselves—and the legendary local food—to an audience who may not be familiar with the joy of the lobster boil yet.

Click through the gallery to see other trending stories in the college and university segment.

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