Kent’s dining hall offers a wide variety of healthy, great-tasting food. From stir-fry to french fries and flank steak to vegetarian options, there’s always something good to eat. Bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches and waffles make waking up easy. There’s a pizza station, sandwich bar, salad bar, pasta bar, dessert bar, even a cereal bar. And to top it off, the kitchen staff is really friendly.
At Kent, we take steps to being health conscious, using local ingredients and our own garden vegetables. Our milk comes from Arethusa Farm Dairy in Litchfield, CT. We serve locally grown, grass-fed beef from Hurlburt Farm & Forestry in Cornwall Hollow, CT. Our organic chicken comes from Hudson Valley Chicken, on 200 lush acres in the Catskills. Mountain High Organics provides the majority of our rice, grains, dried beans and legumes with their organic and non-GMO products. And, we grow our own basil by the bushel to make pesto for dinner.
We think about what we serve and when we serve it. We make sure to have good quality protein being served on game day. We have sushi together during exam week for brain food. And the ice cream sundae station is always a hit. It’s all part of the care that goes into the food we share.
Besides eating in the dining hall, this space is also a place to socialize and gather, whether to have tea after dinner with a faculty member or study in a group setting in the evening.
If you’re still hungry, head to the snack bar in the student center. And since the campus store is there too, you can stock up on whatever you might need for the next day.
We have joined New Milford Hospital’s Plow to Plate® healthy food initiative which reflects our collective commitment to community health and healthy food choices, sourced locally when possible.