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Dietary Needs

We make it easy to eat safely at Hope College.

We take our guests' food allergies and special diet needs seriously. This is why we indicate the presence of any of the eight major allergens in all our food dishes. These indicator icons are detailed on the right, and will be found at point of service as well as online and printed menus.

If you have allergies:

1. Pay attention to entrée names

Dishes made with common allergens often have the allergen mentioned in the entrée name.

2. Establish a relationship with the chef

Simple conversations with a chef in your daily visit to the dining halls can make your dining experience a lot easier. A chef can go over ingredients used in recipes and explain how the meal was prepared.

3. Read Labels

Our chefs and managers will be happy to tour the kitchen with you, so you can view labels of the foods you’ll be eating.

4. When in doubt...

If there is ever a question about an item, we recommend you avoid eating it. 

5. Fill out the Allergen Awareness Form

This form helps us plan menus and to be aware of which allergies students and other diners have.



Allergen-related questions, comments or concerns