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Ingredient, Allergen & Nutrition Information Statement:

Menu Allergens

Passionate about serving students and with safety as a top priority, RISD provides reasonable accommodations for students with food allergies and for students following special diets due to medical reasons and for religious observance. All on-campus housing rates include a dining allotment, which can be used to obtain special meals. While RISD Dining has limited dedicated allergen free or gluten free preparation areas, we are able to accommodate a wide variety of special diets at The Met. The Met is best positioned with product availability, special equipment and the space needed to separately prepare meals for students with food allergies and special diets.

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.

RISD Dining strives 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 while at The Met, please ask for a Culinary Production Supervisor (wearing the gray chef coats); they are trained to handle special diets and can assist you with ingredient information, serve you directly and custom prepare a meal that meets your special diet needs.

A team approach led by you, our informed consumer, is the best preparation for a safe school year. Meeting one-on-one with students who have individual dining needs helps ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social.

The Met and Portfolio Café are Peanut Free and Tree Nut Free and both offer vegan and vegetarian options daily.

We invite you to work directly with RISD Dining to develop a plan; please let us know about your food allergy/special diet concern or if you require a special diet in accordance with religious practices (i.e. Kosher or Halal):

• Contact Maureen Young at myoung01@risd.edu or by calling 401-709-8508

• A meeting will be set up for you to discuss the specifics of your diet with Maureen and David Gould, Executive Chef

• Ordering options offered include:

1. Online ordering form to submit orders for pickup at The Met. This option requires approval and works well for students following a gluten free diet or for multiple allergens and/or diet restrictions. The form will be provided directly to students who have reached out to Maureen.

2. Order on-demand when you arrive at The Met by speaking with a Culinary Production Supervisor (staff wearing the gray chef coats).

• Custom meals are prepared per the student’s diet specifications

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. We recommend students with severe allergies carry their epi-pen with them at all times.

Students requiring special diets for medical reasons are encouraged to request Medical Accommodations with the approval process detailed here.