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Champions Kitchen

University of Kentucky Dining was proud to announce the opening of Champions Kitchen in January 2018. The residential dining venue is located inside the new UK Student Center. Champions Kitchen was the first space in the Student Center to open as construction continued throughout the spring. 

The 750-seat Champions Kitchen offers multiple dining concepts including a scratch bakery, a breakfast station, hand-tossed salad bar and a "worry-free zone" where food is prepared in a gluten-, peanut-, tree nut- and shellfish-free kitchen.

Champions Kitchen — like other UK Dining facilities — uses locally sourced Kentucky Proud produce, meats, cheese and dairy products from producers such as Weisenberger Mills and Marksbury Farm.

Students, faculty, staff and campus visitors are all welcome to visit Champions Kitchen for a meal. The dining unit accepts UK meal plans, Flex, Plus Account as well as cash and credit.

"Our hope is that Champions Kitchen will enhance the quality of student life and build community to serve our students, faculty, staff and visitors," said Eric N. Monday, executive vice president for finance and administration.

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The 90

The 90 is a $32 million academic support and dining facility on south campus, funded by the dining public-private partnership with Aramark.

Every facet of this building was envisioned and planned with students in mind. It is home to innovative classrooms for Living and Learning Programs (LLPs), offices for the LLP’s and many other student support spaces.

The dining component of this new facility further strengthens UK’s promise to provide healthier food at lower cost to students, improve service, and enhance our commitment to locally sourced food. It also strengthens UK’s promise to the community. The 90 provides the best practices in sustainable food service operation, making it a model for sustainability that other facilities can follow.

The 90