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Special Events

At Dining Services, we believe an exceptional dining experience goes further than the food we serve. Whenever possible, we try to offer learning opportunities, community-building events, and new culinary experiences for our guests.

Each semester, we present several special events in our dining centers. They can be customer appreciation nights like Shiki, an exploration of Japanese cuisine, or Curate, a night of mystery theater and fine dining. We also regularly offer our Chef Series, where our culinary staff serves and teaches guests about their favorite dishes. We also run several annual celebrations such as our week-long Chili Challenge or Thanksgiving dinner in D2, our all-you-care-to-eat dining center at Dietrick Hall.

For the latest updates on special events, follow Dining Services on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Links to our social media platforms are available online at dining.vt.edu.

Spring 2022 Special Event Calendar

Click here to view our Google calendar. Visit GobblerConnect to learn more about each event. 

Friday, January 28

  • International Cafe Hour: Greece
    • In partnership with Cranwell International Center and Real Greek Life
    • Deet's Place at Dietrick Hall
    • 4:00 - 6:00 PM
    • Free for all dining plan holders

Tuesday, February 1

  • Lunar New Year
    • Owens Food Court at Owens Hall
    • 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Prices a la carte

Thursday, February 10

  • Chef Series: Southgate
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 5:00 - 7:00 PM
    • D2 door price
    • Pre-registration required! Check back soon for more info. 

Sunday, February 13

  • Football Brunch
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM 
    • D2 door price

Thursday, February 17

  • Breakfast All Day
    • Burger '37 at Squires Food Court
    • 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM or while supplies last
    • Prices a la carte

Thursday, February 24

  • Chef Series: West End Market
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 5:00 - 7:00 PM
    • D2 door price

Friday, February 25

  • International Cafe Hour: Nepal
    • In partnership with Cranwell International Center and the Nepalese Student Association
    • Deet's Place at Dietrick Hall
    • 4:00 - 6:00 PM
    • Free for all dining plan holders

Tuesday, March 1

  • Fat Tuesday
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
      • La Patisserie
    • 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
    • D2 door price
  • Mardi Gras
    • West End Market at Cochrane Hall
    • 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Prices a la carte

Monday, March 14

  • Pi Day
    • In partnership with with the College of Science Department of Mathematics
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 11 AM - 1 PM or while supplies last
    • D2 door price

Wednesday, March 16

  • Table Talk: Hybrid
    • All Units and Online
    • All Day
    • Participate to be entered to win prizes!

Thursday, March 17

  • St. Patrick's Day at Turner Place
    • Turner Place at Lavery Hall
      • 1872 Fire Grill
    • 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Prices a la carte
  • St. Patrick's Day at D2
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
    • D2 door price
  • St. Patrick's Day at West End Market
    • West End Market at Cochrane Hall
    • 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Prices a la carte

Tuesday, March 22

  • Chef Series: Turner Place
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 5:00 - 7:00 PM 
    • D2 door price
    • Pre-registration required! Check back soon for more info. 

Friday, March 25

  • International Cafe Hour: Turkey
    • In partnership with Cranwell International Center and the Turkish Student Association
    • Deet's Place at Dietrick Hall
    • 4:00 - 6:00 PM
    • Free for all dining plan holders

Monday, March 28

  • Food on a Stick Day
    • Turner Place at Lavery Hall
    • 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Prices a la carte

Friday, April 1

  • APIDAHM Event
    • Owens Food Court at Owens Hall
    • 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM 
    • More information coming soon!

Thursday, April 7

  • Courses: Cheers to 150 Years! 
    Sesquicentennial Customer Appreciation Dinner
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 5:00 - 7:00 PM
    • $6.44 flex or $19.50 full price

Thursday, April 14

  • Chef Series: D2
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 5:00 - 7:00 PM
    • D2 door price

Monday, April 18 - Friday, April 22

  • Earth Week
    • Special offerings at each dining center featured daily. Monday at West End Market, Tuesday at D2, Wednesday at Turner Place, Thursday at Owens Food Court, and Friday at Squires Food Court
    • All Units
    • All Day
    • Prices a la carte

Wednesday, April 20

  • Aunt Carol's Sauce with Tahjere Lewis
    • West End Market at Cochrane Hall
    • 12:00 - 6:00 PM
    • Prices a la carte

Thursday, May 5

  • Rib Day
    • West End Market at Cochrane Hall
    • 5:00 - 8:00 PM
    • Prices a la carte 
  • Late Night Breakfast
    • Owens Food Court at Owens Hall
    • 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM 
    • Prices a la carte

Friday, May 6

  • Flex Out Hunger
    • All units
    • All day
    • Donate unused dining plan funds

Monday, May 9

  • Brain Freeze
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 9:00 - 11:00 PM
    • Free for all dining plan holders