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Food Allergies/Food Sensitivity

If you have a food allergy or sensitivity, UK Dining Services wants to make it easy to eat without worrying. Many of our recipes are specially designed with you in mind.

Keep these simple steps in mind when choosing your meal:

  • Always ask your server what ingredients are in a dish if you have a question.
  • Watch for signs on meals that contain well-known allergy ingredients.

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Every Dining Services restaurant offers vegetarian and low-fat items. For an easy reference check out the menus and view the items at your favorite restaurant.

To help everyone with their eating habits:

  • All Dining Services locations cook with trans-fat free oils.
  • Managers of every Dining Service location are available to answer menu questions.

Contact Us

Prior to coming to the University, you should contact Jacob Karnes at (859) 257-2754. Special meals can be prepared for you.

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The Department of Dining Services strives to be a responsible campus partner.
As a partner, we: provide a healthy, fresh and attractive dining service that is responsive to the changing desires of students, staff, faculty, and guests; encourage community development and campus involvement through communication, creative programming, and relevant facilities; operate in a fiscally viable manner while providing affordably priced food; educate the community in regards to nutrition, sustainability, and Kentucky Proud® products; create partnerships between dining services and academic programs; provide a flexible catering program that meets the needs of both student groups and campus groups; and provide services convenient to the campus community.