“Dining is and always was a great artistic opportunity.”
–Frank Lloyd Wright
At RISD Dining we pride ourselves on providing quality, delicious and artfully prepared food. Our team of professionals strives to exceed your expectations and awaken your senses. It is what sets us apart!
We offer a variety of settings for you to choose from. The Met is a social hub on campus with a variety of food offerings, late night offerings and community meeting spaces. For eclectic menu choices, Portfolio Café, centrally located at 15 West, is a great place to connect with friends. Whether you prefer a nutritious salad at the intimate Watermark Café or a gourmet sandwich at the Jolly Roger Café, our dining areas are clean, comfortable and welcoming. Don't forget to look for Rosie, our mobile food truck, at special events on and off campus.
RISD Dining also has an environmental conscience. We share a deep concern with the public for the stewardship of our natural resources – and do our part by promoting recycling, energy efficiency and purchasing local products as part of our C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Action/Awareness, Recycling, Environment, Sustainability) Program.
I welcome your comments and suggestions.
Director of Auxiliary Services
RISD Dining Core Values
Dining’s role is more than a place for eating – it’s a place where friendships are forged. We represent hubs on campus where the community can meet, entertain, relax, do school work, socialize – and yes, eat great food. Our diverse staff consistently exhibits a positive attitude and enthusiasm for our mission and customers.
Our program is based on a commitment to use the highest quality, freshest ingredients possible. We support local food interests and provide mentoring to those who wish to reflect our goals of preserving natural resources and support community businesses. We put value on being able to source a product locally. Our culinary team work to create menus that are thoughtful, tasty and inspiring. We embrace the educational environment in which we work and believe that food is critical to the creative process.
We strive to use products and practices that have minimal environmental impact by using the highest quality ingredients and by sourcing local ingredients whenever possible. Our team works to reduce energy consumption and waste.
We are an ingredients-based program committed to using the highest quality possible. Our menu mix, facilities and programs are designed through perceptive insight, observation and personal experience of human behavior and how products and services are used.
of Auxiliary Services
(Dining, Stores, Copy Center and Mail Room)
Associate Director for Dining and Catering
General Manager, The Met and Catering
Assistant Chef/Manager, The Met
Chef/Manager, Retail and Cafés
Chef/Manager, Portfolio Café