Taft Eats

Campus Dish

The Servery: Taft’s Kitchen

Mystery meat and cardboard pizza? Not at Taft! Our in-house chef oversees a professional team that includes sous chefs, pastry chefs, pizza makers, and talented cooks. Whenever possible, our menus include locally sourced food; Taft is committed to offering a fresh, nutritionally balanced, healthy food options that fit all dietary needs. Aramark, our food service provider, also offers students the opportunity to consult with a registered dietitian.

Our Servery features a “greens” station, deli spot, and “chilling and grilling,” where foods are grilled-to-order. You can get pizza daily, baked in our own pizza oven; gluten free options at every meal; daily chef specials; soup or chili; locally produced milk and ice cream; and freshly baked home-style sweets. And we like to keep things fun: with theme meals, cook-off competitions, and our recipes-from-home program, everything tastes better at Taft.

The Servery is open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday, and for brunch on Sunday. Dinner is served nightly; the schedule varies for sit-down dinner and winter sports.

The Jig

Known far and wide as “the Jig,” The Donald Oscarson Jigger Shop is Taft’s snack bar and student union. You can hang out with your friends at the Jig, play pool, listen to music, watch TV, or enjoy a smoothie. The snack bar serves everything from Skittles and smoothies, to bagels and burgers. When the sun is shining, expect everyone to gather on Jig Patio.

Sit-down Dinner

Twice each week Tafties gather for dinner in semi-formal dress, and join faculty members at assigned tables. Sometimes, dinner conversation is structured—that is, it may be a time for everyone to share thoughts on the all-school summer read. More often, it is a time to get to know faculty and fellow students a little bit better while breaking bread.


Advisors, coaches, dorm parents, faculty members, classes, and clubs all want to feed you! Whether it is ice cream, sushi, pizza, cupcakes, or cookies, “feeds” always involve A LOT of food. They might take place in a faculty apartment, a common space in a dorm, or another spot on campus. No matter where Tafties gather, feeds are fun!