Skip to main content

Special Dietary Options

Simple Servings is a resident dining option providing safe and appetizing food choices "ready to go" for all of out customers, including those with food allergies, gluten intolerance, or those who prefer plain and simple foods.

The Simple Servings Station will not offer foods made with the FDA most common allergens of peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products, and eggs. All foods offered will be made without gluten-containing ingredients. Fish Dishes will be included in the varied menu options as healthy protein choice, along with beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and vegetarian options. The menu will change with every lunch and dinner.

The Simple Servings program is located in the Galbreath Dining, running Monday through Friday at Lunch and Dinner.

Simple Servings: providing convenient, delicious, and secure options for you. Focus on your future, not your food allergy.

We take pride in serving you wholesome ingredients, preparing recipes accurately and providing nutritional analysis and ingredient statements through our online menus and nutrition calculator. From our general manager to our front line servers, we work carefully to address food allergies, celiac diets, or other special dietary needs. We want to meet one-on-one with anyone who has individual dining needs to ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social. For students with medical conditions that impact their ability to dine well on campus, we strongly encourage a conversation with our Registered Dietitian, Executive Chef, and/or our General Manager. In many instances, our dining team can easily assist with special needs. For more detailed information about dining on campus with food allergies, please visit our allergy-specific page.

Occasionally, Dining Services cannot meet a student’s medical needs within normal service. We may require additional medical documentation to enable us to develop a more specific meal plan accommodation. In this situation, we ask that the student contact the Westminster College Disability Resources. Together, our departments work to serve our students with medical needs related to dining on campus. To contact Faith Craig, email craigfa@westminster.edu or call 724-946-7192.

Menu allergens

Our menu system provides ingredient statements specifically highlighting the big eight allergens: milk, eggs, shellfish, fish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, & soy. Guests may check on the presence of allergens prior to planning their meals using the Bite app. The absence of an allergen listed on posted or electronic product signage is not a guarantee that the product is free of that allergen. The guest is responsible for communicating their allergy to a supervisor or manager to ensure safety.