Dining Services

Campus Dining Services strives to create a home away from home dining experience by providing the highest levels of food and beverage quality and customer satisfaction.

At Davis & Elkins College, we believe Dining Services plays an important role in fostering a sense of community and are honored to provide food services while you acquire a top-notch education. We strive to exceed expectations by tailoring programs, services and dining venues to meet the needs of the students and the entire D&E community.

Benedum Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and brunch and dinner on weekends. You'll find a great selection complete with hot entrees, various themed stations that feature specialty entrees such as fresh omelets, an international bar, delicious pizza, an endless salad bar, a drinks station and fresh desserts. Choose what you want and go back for more!


Fresh products made on site provide quality and consistency to our customers and are utilized wherever possible. We serve premium variety coffees, Coca-Cola products, Florida grown juices and Blue Bunny ice cream and smoothies. We use 75 percent fresh ingredients in our dining options. Locally grown produce and local eggs and regional food distributors are used when available, providing the freshest and most sustainable meal options.


Sustainable initiatives and programming are promoted within Dining Services to support the global priorities of Davis & Elkins College. In order to integrate sustainable practices into our operation to reduce our carbon footprint and make the world a better place, we compost food waste in cooperation with the GreenWorks! student organization, recycle cardboard, metals and plastics, use trans fat-free oils, recycle cooking oil for alternative fuels, don't use wasteful plastic trays and have converted to LED lighting systems.


A strong emphasis is placed on the health of our guests. The Fresh 15 Challenge encourages a healthier lifestyle by educating students, faculty and staff on how to choose a healthier culinary experience. The Dining Services team is well versed in food allergen protocol and respectful of non-medical dietary choices.

Guest Focused

Dining Services programs and services reect the diversity and spirit of Davis & Elkins College. Customer service training is conducted regularly in an effort to help build the sense of community among our employees, managers and the entire Dining Services team. Creating a strong sense of community enhances employee attitudes and guest interaction, bringing a higher level of customer service to all of our constituent groups.