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Huron is pleased to announce...

Brown's Dining Solutions has been selected as Huron's new food service provider, beginning in August of 2014. Brown's is Canada's largest independently owned dining solutions company and operates exclusively as a dining services provider in over 140 sites in Canada. The Dining Hall is located on the Huron campus, steps from Western. It offers a unique dining experience, varied cuisine and top quality service, in air-conditioned, smoke free, spacious dining rooms.

In support of the commitment to providing the best service, products, and value possible, Brown's will establish a committee of students, faculty, and staff to continually review a range of subjects which impact users daily, including operating hours, menus, and value. Watch for the Huron Approved symbol which indicates a product or service has been reviewed by the committee, subjected to feedback from users and received the Huron Approved designation. Below are some examples of concepts to be discussed.  

Jasmine
Jasmine is Brown's fusion concept, providing a range of Asian-inspired dishes with a focus on freshly prepared creations with a definite preference for local fresh vegetables, unique noodle and rice dishes, and leaner meats. The menu changes every week, so students will want to be sure to stop by often.

Corner Deli
The Corner Deli features premium sandwiches, wraps, and pitas all made to order. Students can order a "Signature Salad" or build their own.

Oxford Street Grill
"Brown's Signature Burgers", fries, poutine, dogs, tacos, and so much more will be featured at the Oxford Street Grill.

Brown's In-House Pizza
Better Ingredients, Better Pizza

Fire Roasted Coffee Company
A local, fair trade, and ethical coffee company which supports sustainability, with a full range of fresh pastries and snacks available.

Savoury
Savoury will bring the taste of home to the Huron Centre. Home-style meals and à la carte choices are the primary focus of Savoury, with many menu options developed to "lighten" up offerings for those who prefer smaller portions, lower fat choices, or have special dietary needs. Students are invited to bring their favourite recipes from home, especially those for vegetarian and ethnic dishes. If a suggestion is used on the menu, the student and a friend will enjoy a complimentary meal.

Fastlane
Students in a rush can stop by Fastlane for freshly made sandwiches, wraps, sushi, salads, soups, snacks, and beverages all ready to go when they are.

If you have special dietary needs you should speak to our Director of Food Services, Peter Ramsey, to make sure your needs are met as effectively as possible.  Peter can also suggest the proper meal plan for you to purchase.

A New Look...
Throughout the 2014-15 year, Huron and Brown's worked with students to develop a new concept for the dining hall. The new space will provide tons of options for meals and snacks as well as a great place to meet up for coffee or hold group meetings. Throughout the development process, students will be asked for their feedback and the Huron Approved Committee will be responsible for development and implementation of these concepts at the dining hall.

Dining Hall Hours of Operation

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
 Friday 
 Saturday  Sunday 
7:00 am -
10:00 pm
7:00 am -
10:00 pm

7:00 am -
10.00 pm
7:00 am -
10:00 pm
7:00 am -
10.00 pm

10:00 am -
7:00 pm

10:00 am -
7:00 pm

It is closed during the mid-year break and reduces its service during long weekends, exam periods and February Conference Week. 

Click here to view the Dining Hall's Catering Menu.

Trying to budget your meal plan to last the year?  Check here to see how you are doing.

Want to receive the weekly menus to your email?  Click here to find the form.

 

  • Meal Plans

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  • Meal Plan Information Details....

    Huron has three food plans: "A" ($4,595) and "B" ($3,695) for first year students and "C" ($1,995) for upper year students.

    How is my meal plan set up?

    The plan is based on a "declining balance" system. Each meal plan holder has a set amount of funds available to purchase meals at any of the Huron food service locations, including selected  vending machines located throughout the Huron campus. As food is purchased, the available balance declines equal to the amount that has been spent.

    Plan A is designed for students that are on campus most days of the week and some weekends. Based on a 7 day week over the school term, your average weekly budget would be approximately $132.

    Plan B is designed for those students that are light eaters, have dietary restrictions, and who are seldom on campus on weekends. Based on a 5 day week over the school term, your average weekly budget would be approximately $106.

    Plan C is designed for Upper Year students only, and is only designated as a supplement plan. Based on 31 weeks in a school term, your average weekly budget would be approximately $65.

    Tax Exemption - all above student meal plans pay no HST with most food items. HST applies to vending machine purchases, all sundry items, and packaged foods.

    Please see here for a meal plan budgeting sheet.


FAQs Dining Hall



  • How will I know which meal plan to buy?

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  • That very much depends on a number of things, including how many days a week you eat in the Dining Hall, the number of meals you eat in one day, the size of the meals you purchase, whether you will be staying in residence during holidays, and if you have dietary restrictions. Click here for details on the meal plan choices.

    Before October 1 of the current academic year you may move to a smaller/larger plan. Meal plans will not be altered after this date.
  • What if I have money left on my meal plan at the end of the year?

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  • We are currently offering the following meal plan rollover options:

    PLAN TOTAL PLAN AMOUNT
    FLEX DOLLARS
    VENDING DOLLARS
    MAX. ROLLOVER AMOUNT
     Plan A
     $4,595.00  $200.00  $200.00  $650.00
     Plan B
     $3,695.00  $200.00  $200.00  $400.00
     Plan C
     $1,995.00  $100.00  $200.00  $200.00
             

    ADDITIONAL NOTES:
    Additional Vending Dollars can be transferred from the Meal Plan total upon request.
    $50 Administration Fee will be applied to rollovers.
    Request for Rollover must be submitted to the Dining Hall Manager, before April 30 of the current academic year.
    All Rollover amounts expire on January 1 of the following academic year.

  • Would you like feedback?

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  • In support of the commitment to providing the best service, products, and value possible, Brown's will establish a committee of students, faculty, and staff to continually review a range of subjects which impact users daily, including operating hours, menus, and value. Watch for the Huron Approved symbol which indicates a product or service has been reviewed by the committee, subjected to feedback from users and received the Huron Approved designation.

  • What if I forget my Student Card?

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  • Lost your card...Don't Panic! For your personal security, a missing or lost card can be reported at the Admin. Office located in the Dining Hall and immediately deactivated. You must also report this loss at U.W.O. main campus in order to receive a replacement card at your cost and return to the Dining Hall Admin. Office to have your new card reactivated prior to use. Once a card has been reported lost/stolen, regardless of the card being found prior to a new one being obtained, it can not be reactivated. You will still need to obtain a new card. You will be responsible for any purchases made before the card is reported missing.

    If you forget your student card anywhere...you will have to pay cash for your purchases. Western ONEcards are your payment system.
  • How do I know what my balance is and can I put more money on my card/account?

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  • Your current account balance is electronically displayed at each cash register after each of your purchases. You can ask the cashier to print you a receipt or obtain a detailed account update from the Admin. Office in the Dining Hall.

    All plans can be topped up at anytime at the Huron Dining Hall. Your meal plan can be increased by minimal increments of $25.00.
  • How do I pay for meals at the Dining Hall? What if I am live off-campus?

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  • You must have your Western ONECard to pay for meals at the Dining Hall. Without it, you will have to pay cash, debit or credit card. It will be activated in advance of your arrival with your meal plan balance, and debited with every purchase. To obtain your balance, you can ask a cashier to print you a receipt. To help you keep track of your balance the Dining Hall will provide you with a meal plan budget to help you understand how much you should spend in a week; any discrepancies should be brought to be attention of the Dining Hall Administration Office immediately.

    Several vending machines in the residence buildings, as well as in the SAC (Student Activity Centre) have meal plan card readers which will allow you to use your plan anytime in the designated machines.

    Students who live off-campus will find an off-campus meal plan a quick and convenient way to grab lunch or a snack between classes. In order to qualify for a tax exempt purchase, you are required to add a minimum of $25.00 to the plan each time. Students will also be able to use their meal cards in the vending machines located in the SAC (Student Activity Centre).

  • What are Flex Dollars?

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  • Huron students have the option of adding Western dollars to their student card. Flex dollars can be used at a number of outlets on and off the Western Campus. Purchases made using your flex dollars are subject to regular retail pricing and applicable taxes. Please note that alternate dining options are based on student interest and demand, and as such, are subject to change. Click here for how to top-up your flex dollars.

    Western Campus:  Click here for a full listing.

    Order In:  Click here for a full listing.

    Dine Out:  Click here for a full listing.