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    Food, Fun & Friends

    Come relax with your friends or have a quick bite on-the-go in one of our campus dining areas. At Saint Francis University you will find food alive with flavor and nutrition, prepared from scratch, using only the freshest and highest-quality ingredients! Our Dining Services staff pride themselves on Food Gold Standards which ensures the campus community always has the freshest and most nutritious meals. We focus on the nutritional side of campus life!

  • Our Venues
    Our Venues

    Torvian Dining Hall

    Hours

    Monday thru Friday

    Breakfast 7-9:30 am, Continental Breakfast 9:30-10:30 am, Lunch 10:30 am-1:45 pm, Dinner 4-8 pm, Limited Menu 7-8 pm, Friday Dinner 4-7 pm

    Saturday & Sunday

    Brunch 10:30 am-2 pm,
    Mid Afternoon 2-4 pm, Dinner 4-6 pm

     Torvian

    At Torvian Dining Hall, an all-you-care-to-eat food court style setting, you’ll be able to enjoy creations from all over the world with our HemisFlavors® menu options, or have fresh-dough pizzas from our wood-burning brick oven at Pepperazzi®.  You will also enjoy exhibition style cooking at Bravisimo!®, delicious fresh salads, mouth watering deli sandwiches, fresh stock soups and your favorite home style-cooked foods from local growers with our FarmSource Program.

    Frankie’s

    Hours

    Monday-Thursday - 11 am-11 pm
    Friday 11 am-midnight
    Saturday 2 pm-midnight
    Sunday 2 pm-11 pm

    Frankie's

    Frankie's Cafe(located in the lower level of the JFK Student Center)features freshly-made “On-the-Go” sandwiches or salads, hot subs, burgers, or pizza. Try a made-to-order East Street Deli™ sandwich or one of our fresh stock soup offerings. Check out a variety of products in our convenience store from health and beauty aids, snacks and ice cream novelties to boxed cereals and laundry detergents. Be sure to check out the enormous selection of vitamin waters, energy drinks, soft drinks and brewed teas. Frankie’s also features fresh Barista coffees daily!

    Padua Express

    Hours

    Monday-Friday 7 am-1:30 pm

    Padua Express

    Padua Express (located in the lower level of Padua) is a great stop for a quick snack or meal. Features include Barista coffees, “On-the-Go” sandwiches and salads, fresh baked pastries and pizza. Be sure to check out our daily fresh stock soup offerings and featured sandwiches.

    Cafe Gubio

    Hours

    Monday-Thursday 7 am-midnight
    Friday 7 am-9 pm
    Saturday 11 am-9 pm
    Sunday 11 am-midnight

    Cafe Gubbio

    Café Gubbio is a true campus coffee house with a relaxing atmosphere located in the lower level of the Saint Francis Hall. We Proudly Brew Starbucks coffee and other gourmet specialty beverages from a Carmel Macchiato, cappuccino or espresso to iced coffees and fruit smoothies. Try one of the varieties of “On-the-Go” sandwiches or salads, desserts, pastries or Ghirardelli chocolates.

  • Our Brands
    Our Brands

    Bravisimo
    Available at Torvian

    Exhibition-style cooking that deserves an encore! Our chefs impress and delight everyone with cooked-to-order fajitas, stir-fries, bananas Foster, and Pacific Rim favorites just to name a few. All of this food is prepared using only the most authentic ingredients. We feature fine food and cooking entertainment, all wrapped into one superb culinary presentation

    East Street Deli
    Available at Frankie's

    At the East Street Deli™, everyone will be able to choose from a selection of their favorite, freshly-sliced deli meats and cheeses. We pride ourselves in serving delicious deli sandwiches, wraps and subs on fresh-baked breads and rolls. Every item prepared at the East Street Deli™ will always be stuffed full with fresh, high-quality ingredients of your choice.

    HemisFlavors
    Available at Torvian

    Hemisflavors showcases the varied flavors and culinary techniques of regional cuisines from around the globe. Sample the freshest and finest cuisines of the world, with our experienced chefs as your guide.

    Our Executive Chefs take great care in using only raw, fresh ingredients and following authentic preparation methods to create dishes that maintain the integrity of regional fare. This focus on fresh, quality ingredients not only ensures authenticity, but also makes Hemisflavors dishes more healthful, wholesome, and of course, delicious. We invite you to expand your horizons, and savor the Hemisflavors from another part of the world. From Brazil to Morocco, India to Vietnam… let your taste buds travel the globe!

     Pepperazzi

    Our exclusive Pepperazzi® concept is the ultimate in fresh-dough pizza and pasta, prepared each day with the finest ingredients. We create pizzas, calzones, strombolis, and pasta dishes using classic Italian recipes. Don't forget to sample our hot-roasted, farm-sourced vegetables. All of these items are made fresh every day for our guests.

     Sequoia Grill

    Our chefs at Sequoia Grill® will prepare high-quality foods-to-order hot off the grill and just the way you like. Our burgers are never frozen! We pride ourselves in using only the freshest quality meats and poultry. We use our restaurant experience at the grill to create unique menu items that are sure to please everyone's tastes.

     Barista Cafe

    The Barista Café is the perfect place to get great coffee, espresso, cappuccinos, lattes, and iced coffees all made from freshly ground coffee beans - brewed to our perfection! The aroma of fresh-brewed coffee and assorted bakery items like muffins, doughnuts, and desserts made fresh daily on site, will make it difficult to pass by.

  • Food Quality
    Food Quality

    Food Gold Standards

    • Fresh vegetables daily 
    • Foods prepared from scratch using real ingredients 
    • No microwave cooking 
    • USDA Choice or above
    • Real mashed potatoes 
    • Soups made from scratch 
    • Minimum of five fresh fruits daily
    • Real cheese 
    • Eggs cooked to order daily 
    • No processed vegetables on salad bar
    • Real bacon bits 
    • Pizza dough made from scratch 
    • Hand-breaded fish
    • Real whole roasted turkey “not processed” 
    • Fresh hamburgers  

     Farm Source

    Farm Source is our Farm-to-Fork practice. Our Farm Source program is an initiative to find and partner with some of the finest local growers and producers. With assistance from organizations like Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) we are able to enhance the freshness and quality of our product offerings without compromising our commitment to food safety ...while supporting and strengthening the local agricultural community. We utilize only suppliers and growers who follow the high standards set forth by regulatory agencies like the FDA, the State Department of Agriculture, and local health departments.

     Eco Steps

    We care about each other and our world. The footprint we leave for today will change how we live tomorrow. Our EcoSteps is designed to reduce and reuse that footprint. Our EcoSteps are “Our Steps to Sustainability”. To continually expand our role as a socially responsible university while providing exceptional hospitality to all of our guests. Our focus on sustainability EcoSteps have been developed in order to establish local responsibility standards, including a continual focus on environmental issues. The EcoStep’s logo highlights items that are part of our sustainability program (recycled paper, rBGH-free milk, Sustainable Seafood, etc.). The mission of EcoSteps is to continually expand our role to-be-as socially responsible as possible while providing exceptional hospitality experiences to all of our guests.

     On the Go

    Increasingly our guests are looking for meals that are ready-to-eat or pre-cooked and just need to be reheated. They are also interested in options that promote wellness and good health. Our “on the go!” program addresses guests’ needs by providing a large variety of items from which to choose. “On the go!” allows guests the kind of flexibility and convenience they have not seen before, while at the same time maintaining the kind of quality our guests would expect to receive when dining in. The pressures of today’s busy University students won’t go unnoticed here. Our items include pre-packaged salads; Panini’s, wraps, soups and sushi. In addition, we will have fresh fruits and vegetables pre-packaged and ready to go. Many of our items are purchased locally with brands that our guests know and love.

     Whole Body

    Whole Body Cuisine is a lifestyle-oriented program designed to keep your taste buds excited, while providing a wide variety of nutritionally balanced meals. Whole Body dishes balance fat, calories, cholesterol, and sodium, creating naturally nourishing and fabulous tasting dishes. Whole Body items on menus will be signified by use of the “artichoke” symbol.

    Whole Body Cuisine takes into consideration the foods we eat and enables us to eat wisely every day. As good food is essential to achieving or maintaining weight loss goals, Whole Body considers today’s on-the-go lifestyles and allows you to…

    • Maintain a healthy body weight through a combination of healthful diet and exercise.
    • Keep total fat intake at or below approximately 30% of daily calories, and saturated fat at or below 7% of daily calories.
    • Reduce total calories.
    • Think of a balanced diet as something to be achieved over the course of a day or week, rather than each dish, recipe, or meal. Enjoy yourself and have your favorite meal from time to time while balancing the week.
    • Avoid highly processed or refined foods.
    • Reduce portion sizes for meats, poultry, eggs and whole milk cheeses, and cut back on the frequency of their occurrence in a daily or weekly diet.
    • Eat a greater variety of fruits, vegetables and starchy foods to assure adequate levels of vitamins, minerals and fiber.
    • Reduce the amount of cholesterol in your diet.
  • Dining Plans
    Dining Plans

    Resident Dining

    Saint Francis University Dining Services offers a variety of dining plans for resident students. All resident students are required to have a dining plan. Each plan is created to provide flexibility across all dining venues. While each plan varies, all bonus dollars expire at the end of each semester.

    All purchases must be made through the Office of Residence Life located in Padua 227, phone 814-472-3029.

    View resident dining plans options.

    Commuter Dining

    The Commuter Dining plans offer the Saint Francis commuter student a variety of choices that accommodates their needs.This plan is just what a busy person needs to fit their schedule.The Commuter Dining Plans carry a bonus with each purchase.The purchases are converted to dining dollars and deposited on the students ID card, which works similar to a debit card. No need to carry cash or find an ATM. The Dining Dollars are non-refundable and expire at the end of each semester. The Dining Dollars can be used at Torvian Dining Hall or any of our retail facilities including Frankie's, Padua Express or Cafe Gubbio.

    All purchases must be made through the Office of Residence Life located in Padua 227, phone 814-472-3029.

    View commuter dining plans options.

    Declining Balance Dollars

    Declining Balance Dollars provide the ultimate flexibility. Declining Balance Dollars are held in an account that acts like a debit card. This is convenient for purchasing meals and snacks without the hassle and worry of carrying cash.The balance will appear each time a purchase is made. Declining Balance Dollars may be purchased in any increments you desire.

    All purchases must be made in the Business Office located in Scotus Hall.

    View Declining Balance option.
  • Catering
    Catering

    Our strong catering reputation has been achieved through uncompromised quality, dependable service, use of the finest foods and experience at all catering levels. Our innovative, high-quality catering is customized to the unique needs of our guests. Our friendly staff and experienced culinary team pride themselves in building personal relationships and providing exceptional culinary experiences. Our JFK Conference Center offers a wonderful venue for professional conferences, group retreats, luncheons, job fairs, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and more! The No-Frills Catering allows our guests, both on-campus and off-campus to put together an event on a budget. All of the menu items are for “pick-up-only” at Torvian Dining Hall and include the appropriate accompaniment and disposable-ware.

    Catering Services
    814-472-3238
    Fax: 814-472-3229
    E-mail: catering@francis.edu
     
  • Student Employment
    Student Employment

    Students who are interested in working at one of the Saint Francis University dining facilities should browse through our Work Study & Campus Employment Opportunities.

  • From Home With Love
    Saint Francis From Home With Love

    Parents, Family and Friends

    Send your student a food package offered by our dining staff:  Saint Francis From Home With Love.  A variety of options are available.  Download the brochure here or email jowens@francis.edu for more details.

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