UK Dining Services

Food for thought on this edition of UK Perspectives. Finance VP Eric Monday joins us once again, this time with the specifics surrounding UK’s new $250M partnership to provide dining services on campus which, according to President Capilouto, “is about stirring human transformation through creating community.”

The UK Board of Trustees is moving forward with a 15-year, $250 million dollar contract with private dining services provider Aramark.

UK To Pursue Public Private Partnership For Dining Services

May 9, 2014

After studying the situation for more than a year, UK officials are ready to move ahead with a plan to privatize on campus dining services.

Josh James / WUKY

Demonstrations against privatization of University of Kentucky’s dining services continued Monday.

Josh James / WUKY

Discussions between the UK and companies interested in providing dining services for the school continue – as do protests from student activists.

Students opposed to plans to privatize UK dining services led a small protest Wednesday before meeting with UK president Eli Capilouto.

Thursday will mark the deadline for private dining services companies to submit proposals to the University of Kentucky.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky began accepting bids to operate its dining services Thursday. 

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky made headlines for privatizing its residence halls last year. Now the university’s dining services could be next in line. UK is set to solicit proposals from companies interested in operating campus dining services.