Special Events

Where can you eat prime rib, order a milkshake, learn to make chocolate truffles, build your own sundae, decorate a gingerbread house, have an omelet made-to-order, survive the Chili Challenge, and win fantastic prizes? Look no further than your closest Virginia Tech dining center.

In addition to the best food in Blacksburg, there is always something fun and exciting happening. Our staff members provide first-rate special events throughout the semester. Watch for information posted in the residence halls or view the special events calendar.

Saturday, January 25

  • Lunar New Year Festival
    • Owens Food Court
    • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    • Celebratory dishes will also be available at WAN during brunch from 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • *Note: Owens will be closed between 3:00-5:00 pm in preperation for the special event

Friday, January 31

  • International Cafe Hour: Gulf Countries of Oman, United Arab Emirates, & Saudi Arabia
  • In partnership with Cranwell International Center
    • Deet's Place at Dietrick Hall
    • 4:00–5:30 p.m.
    • Free to all dining plan holders

Sunday, February 2

  • Football Brunch
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
    • $4.17 flex, $12.50 cash

Wednesday, February 5

  • Chef Series IV: Executive Chef Senior, Mark Moritz of Turner Place
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall - taking over Olives station
    • 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • $4.83 flex, $14.50 cash

Thursday, February 13

  • Chef Series V -  Executive Chef, Mark Bratton of Southgate Center presenting Chocolates
    • Wallace Hall kitchen
    • 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
    • Sign up at the kiosk in
      West End Market

Wednesday, February 19

  • Battle of the Birds: Chicken Parm vs General Tso's
    • Owens Food Court
    • 10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    • Choose your favorite!

Friday, February 21

  • International Cafe Hour: South Korea
  • In partnership with Cranwell International Center
    • Deet's Place at Dietrick Hall
    • 4:00–5:30 p.m.
    • Free to all dining plan holders

Tuesday, February 25

  • Mardi Gras at West End
    • West End Market
    • 10:30 am to 9:00 pm
    • Price: À la carte

Saturday, Februray 29

  • Curate: Plated Works of Art
    • Owens Banquet Room
    • 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    • $6.95 Flex or $19.95 Cash
    • RSVP here

Tuesday, March 3

  • Table Talk Live!
    • All Dining Centers
    • All Day Event