Ingredient, Allergen & Nutrition Information Statement:

Passionate about serving students, RISD Dining takes pride in sourcing wholesome ingredients and preparing recipes accurately. Our Dining program regularly engages in training for our entire staff. We work diligently to address students’ specific needs, especially those with food allergies, Celiac disease, or special diet needs. It is the responsibility of guests with food allergies and those with specific nutrition requirements to notify Dining staff of concerns related to ingredients and preparation method.

While RISD Dining has limited, dedicated kitchen space for preparing gluten-free and allergen-free meals, we strive to meet all of our guests’ needs by working one-on-one with students and custom preparing and serving students directly. Self-serve food stations run the risk of cross contact; for strict allergen concerns please ask for a Culinary Production Supervisor (wearing the gray chef coats); they can assist you with ingredient information, serve you directly and obtain additional food options.

We make every effort to identify nutrition data and allergen information, however, there are elements beyond our control. Manufacturers may change their product formulation without our knowledge and product availability may fluctuate. RISD Dining inputs ingredient and allergen statements from manufacturers labels into our menu management system; this includes advisory statements, such as “may contain…,” or “processed in facility that also processes…” or “made on equipment with…” that many manufacturers now list on their product labels. Ingredient & Allergen books are updated weekly and located at the Cashier station in each dining venue. A team approach led by you, our informed consumer, is the best preparation for a safe school year- free of allergic reactions. Meeting one-on-one with students who have individual dining needs helps ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social. If you have a food allergy/special diet concern or require a special diet in accordance with religious practices (i.e. Kosher or Halal), please contact Maureen Young by phone 401-709-8508, email myoung01@risd.edu or by filling out this request form.