Dining at SBU
How Do I Navigate Campus Dining if I have a Food Allergy or if I Avoid Gluten?
At Stony Brook University, Campus Dining takes steps to accommodate all students with special dietary needs. Our protocol for handling food allergies and gluten includes:
The Resident Food Allergy Expert (RFAE): A designated manager or chef is available at each dining location to help guide students with food allergens or special dietary needs. The Resident Food Allergy Expert will quickly respond to guest inquiries and has been trained extensively on allergen awareness. All team members are trained to refer guest questions about ingredients and/or allergens to the Resident Food Allergy Expert.
Campus Dining Website: Through the campus dining website, students have direct access to all menus with major ingredients for each recipe as well as full nutrition information. The CulinArt Dietitian is available for appointments, tours of the dining facilities and to address any questions or concerns regarding food allergies or special dietary needs. Call 631.632.9979 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclosure: Be aware that we handle and prepare egg, milk, wheat, shellfish, fish, soy, peanut and tree nut products, and other potential allergens in the food production areas of our facility. We attempt to provide nutrition and ingredient information that is as complete as possible. Products may change without our knowledge and menu items are prepared in close proximity to other ingredients that may result in cross-contact with ingredients not listed, including allergens. Guests with food allergies or specific dietary concerns should speak with the Resident Food Allergy Expert and/or the CulinArt Dietitian for individualized assistance.
Customized Meals for Food Allergies
Do you have any food allergies or intolerances that require a customized meal? We are here to help!
Please ask the cashier or manager for the specialized menu request form!
The specialized menu request form is to help guests communicate to the managers and culinary team to their dining location about their food allergies, intolerances and/or specialized dietary needs.
How to Complete:
- Ask the cashier for a Specialized Menu Request form.
- Complete form as directed. If you have any questions regarding your menu selections, possible alternatives and/or ingredients, please speak with the manager and/or executive chef to help you decide before ordering.
- Hand the form to the manager and after your order is received, confirm and sign to ensure you are comfortable with your meal!
This form is ONLY to be filled out when an ingredient or recipe is being adjusted for a food allergy or intolerance.
For any questions regarding the form, please reach out to Campus Registered Dietitian Laura Martorano, MS, RD, CDN ( Laura.Martorano@stonybrook.edu ) or a manager for assistance.
OASIS at West Side Dine-In
OASIS is a unique food station at West Side Dine-in that is intended to provide menu options that are prepared without peanuts, tree nuts, fish, crustacean shellfish, eggs, milk, soy, wheat or gluten. Our culinary team is dedicated to offering minimally processed, fresh meals made from single-source ingredients without hidden additives or seasonings. The daily offerings of lean proteins, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and healthy snack options are exquisitely prepared to appeal to all guests.
All food preparation for the OASIS menu is done within the station area dedicated to OASIS. Dedicated kitchenware, from the serving tongs to the sauté pans, is used only within OASIS while all pre-service food preparation is done on dedicated equipment and stored in special containers maintained by the OASIS staff. OASIS cooking and service staff are also trained in food allergen awareness and we encourage guests to discuss specific menu items, dietary restrictions, or other questions with them at the station.
We are currently updating our OASIS menus with new recipes for all types of foods such as globally inspired meals, comfort foods themes and plant-based meals!
- Foods made without the eight major allergen-containing ingredients or gluten.
- Emphasis on single-source ingredients to avoid hidden additives or seasonings.
- Full ingredient disclosure available for guests upon request.
- Trained station associates highly knowledgeable about food allergens and cross-contact prevention.
- Routine equipment swabbing and food sample testing to uphold best practices.