Exciting New Dining Options at Suffolk

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Suffolk County Community College and Aramark Higher Education are partners in creating and providing students and visitors to the College with an enjoyable dining experience.

Aramark has a long record of successfully serving more than 600 colleges and universities throughout North America and is working with the College to transform the campus dining environments through changes such as:

- Bringing in a mix of national and proprietary restaurant brands
- Providing knowledgeable chefs, fresh food, healthier and vegan options
- Improving dining spaces and value

Dining area renovations commenced in July 2015. The main dining areas on both the Ammerman and Michael J. Grant campuses, as well as the satellite food locations in the Southampton Building on the Ammerman Campus and the Health, Sports, and Education Center on the Michael J. Grant Campus were upgraded and rebranded.

As part of the transition, the College implemented a $100 meal plan charge per semester for students taking nine credits or more on the Ammerman and Michael J. Grant campuses. These funds are then made available for use by students who want to purchase food or drinks in any of the campus dining locations and campus vending machines. Purchases made through the meal plan are tax-free, creating significant dining value.

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section for more specifics about the College's dining plan.

Campus Dish

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Restaurant Brands

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Dining Options

What kinds of dining options are available through dining service?

Main dining locations operate in the Babylon Student Center on the Ammerman Campus and the Captree Commons Building on the Michael J. Grant Campus. Typical dining options take advantage of fresh foods served in a variety of regional and international cuisines featured in rotating stations that will change weekly.

Satellite dining service locations are located in the Southampton Building on the Ammerman Campus and the Health, Sports and Education Center on the Michael J. Grant Campus. The College has also added snack and beverage vending machines on all three campuses. A coffee vending machine has been added to the Huntington Library on the Ammerman Campus.

Suffolk County Community College continues to work with Aramark to bring in a mix of national and proprietary restaurant brands, such as Starbucks, to our campus dining locations. The introduction of these brands will require completion of construction and/or renovations to existing spaces. Additional information regarding these renovations will be released as soon as it becomes available to the College.

Since student life is fast-moving, campus dining options include Provisions on Demand® (POD) Markets. POD Markets blend the features and quick convenience of a "corner store," with modern market style and service. They include a variety of "grab-and-go" fresh food and produce, deliciously prepared meals and everyday essentials.

The Ammerman Campus Cafe features Grille Works, Bene Pizzeria, Boar's Head Deli, Sushi House, and Global Station, while the Michael J. Grant Campus features Grille Works, Bene Pizzeria, Sushi House and Subway.

Grill Works

Grille Works

Grille Works features fresh grilled burgers, turkey burgers, Philly cheesesteaks and two types of French fries, as well as a full breakfast menu.


Bene Pizzeria

Bene Pizzeria

Bene Pizzeria features Neapolitan pizza by the slice with choices of various toppings, as well as calzones, Stromboli and melts. This station also offers a daily baked pasta dish, as well as entrée items such as chicken cutlet parmesan or sausage and pepper heroes.


Global Station

The Global Station is a traditional entrée station with a rotating menu that features authentic menus from around the world. The station menu changes every week; one week the menu features Mexican burritos and tacos, then changes to Indian Tikka Masala and Vindaloo the following week.


Boars Head

Boar's Head Deli

The Boar's Head Deli features mouthwatering deli sandwiches, wraps and Paninis made with fresh-cut deli meats, cheeses, vegetables and premium sauces, all served on delicious, fresh baked bread.



Subway

Subway

Subway is America’s favorite sandwich shop. The Michael J. Grant Campus location has a full Subway menu, utilizing the same meats, cheeses, toppings, sauces and fresh baked bread options.


Sushi House

Sushi House

Sushi House features hand-rolled sushi, fresh sashimi and seafood salads, all made-to-order or available as a quick grab-and-go option.


POD Express

A POD Express location is available in the Southampton Building on the Ammerman Campus. POD Express is the right destination for convenience items you need on campus. It offers everything from a quick salad and bottled water, to a pack of gum, headache medicine, or lip balm. You can find just about anything you need at the POD!

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The Grant Campus Café also features F'real Frozen Shakes and Smoothies, and Jamba Go. The salad/smoothie bar stations have fresh fruits and vegetables available to be added to a garden-fresh salad or blended into a smoothie, your choice.

The campus dining site in the Captree Commons along with the campus' Health, Sports and Education Center's satellite dining location, both serve Starbuck's drip coffee.


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Starbucks

Future plans include adding a full-service Starbucks location to the Babylon Student Center on the Ammerman Campus, offering the same delicious menu and world-famous customer service experience. The store will provide drink specials and weekly promotions, as well as soft seating and a true coffee house vibe.

The vending machines on all campuses already include cold Starbucks options.

Updates on the progress of campus dining renovations and the introduction of new proprietary and national brands are provided via the website as new details become available.


New Dining Services FAQs

Access to the dining plan is through your student ID card; simply swipe your card at any vending machine or café location on campus and funds will automatically be deducted from your meal plan account—just like a debit card. Student ID cards can be obtained at any campus Public Safety office or at the Campus Activities or Registrar’s offices on the Ammerman Campus.

The student ID card enables students to access meal plan funds. With the exception of credits related to off-campus clinicals, off-campus credit-bearing courses, and fully online courses, all Suffolk students who are enrolled in nine or more on-campus credits on the Ammerman or Michael J. Grant campuses will receive a $100 meal plan charge each semester as a part of their student bill. Students will then be able to access their $100 meal plan balance by swiping their student ID card at any dining location on the Ammerman and Michael J. Grant campuses and in all food and beverage vending machines on all campuses – Ammerman, Michael J. Grant and Eastern.
A meal plan is the best way to eat on campus- here's the top reasons why:

  1. Convenience: Meal plan participants enjoy access to express-lane check-out in the campus cafeteria locations. In addition, with several great dining locations, students are never far away from a great meal. Our locations are time-saving stops in between classes, so you won’t have to give up that great parking spot.
  2. Ease: the plan resides on your student ID, so you always have it with you. No need to worry about going to an ATM or using a credit card.
  3. Quality and freshness: don’t worry about packing a lunch or storing it in your car. The dining locations have food that is always fresh and safe.
  4. Gas is expensive: save your gas money for something else- don’t waste it to get food off campus.
  5. Students save on sales tax when making purchases using the funds available through their meal plan, as opposed to cash, debit or credit purchases.
Aramark Dining Services' hours of operation are as follows:

Ammerman Campus - Babylon Café
Monday through Thursday – 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday – 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ammerman Campus - Southampton Building POD
Monday through Thursday – 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Michael J. Grant Campus - Captree Commons Café
Monday through Thursday – 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday – 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Michael J. Grant Campus - Health, Sports, and Education Center Café
Monday through Thursday – 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Please note that you will not be able to share student ID cards to make meal purchases. Dining area cashiers will check each student ID before swiping the card at the register, to ensure that the person making the purchase is the individual who holds the meal plan. Transactions will only be completed if the picture on the card matches the person making the purchase. Once you make your purchase, you are free to share your meal with whomever you wish.
The College's meal plan is structured to be active on the first day of the semester following a student’s registration, remaining active through the academic year until the day before the start of the Summer I term.
A new meal plan can be activated for the summer beginning the first day of Summer Session I. Completing this activation for the summer is only one of the many convenient applications students can take advantage of through the Campus Dish website(www.sccc.campusdish.com). This website should be considered as your number one resource for information about everything related to the dining programs offered at Suffolk County Community College.
Any meal plan money that is not spent by the end of the fall semester will be available for use in the spring semester—as long as you are registered for the spring semester. Any meal plan funds not spent by the day before the start of the Summer I term, will be forfeited.
Yes. Students are encouraged to monitor their spending habits and utilize meal plan funds throughout the semester. If the remaining balance on your meal plan is substantial toward the end of the spring semester, Aramark offers items for bulk purchase at its dining locations. Bulk purchase promotions will be announced on the Campus Dish website.
Yes, any Suffolk student can take advantage of meal plan benefits by activating a meal plan account. Simply visit the Campus Dish website (www.sccc.campusdish.com) to create an account online by using a major credit card. Food purchases made with a meal plan are cheaper than purchases made in the dining area using cash or credit, as sales tax does not apply to meal plan purchases. This is almost equal to receiving a 9% discount each time you use the meal plan to make a purchase. In addition, on the second $100 added to any meal plan account, Aramark offers a 5% bonus. So, students who add a second $100 to their meal plan balance will actually receive $105 to spend. It is important to note that there is a lag between when funds are deposited and when they become available for use; please allow 24 to 48 hours for funds to appear on your account.
Yes, any student – whether on the automatic $100 base meal plan or not – may add funds to their account at any time by logging into their food service account on the Campus Dish website (www.sccc.campusdish.com). Funds can be added by using a major credit card. Food purchases made with a meal plan are cheaper than purchases made in the dining area using cash or credit, as sales tax does not apply to meal plan purchases. This is almost equal to receiving a 9% discount each time you use the meal plan to make a purchase. In addition, on the second $100 added to any meal plan account, Aramark offers a 5% bonus. So, students who add a second $100 to their meal plan balance will actually receive $105 to spend. It is important to note that there is a lag between when funds are deposited and when they become available for use; please allow 24 to 48 hours for funds to appear on your account. When adding funds to an existing meal plan account, there is a minimum incremental purchase of $25. For every dollar that you add to your account over the initial $100 meal plan charge, Aramark will add a 5% bonus.
Certain forms of financial aid (such as Pell grant funds and select student scholarships offered through the College's Foundation) can be used to fund the $100 base meal plan. If your financial aid is in place, and you have confirmed your attendance, agreed to have financial aid cover this cost, and/or paid the balance due after your aid has been credited, then the $100 credit will be added to your meal plan account. Any unused funds will be handled in accordance with Title IV regulations.
Lost or stolen cards should be reported immediately to Public Safety and to the Campus Dish website (www.sccc.campusdish.com), so that the dining account can be suspended until a new card can be issued. Here are the steps that need to be taken in order to replace a lost or stolen card:

- Suspend your card on the Campus Dish website
- Go to the campus cashier’s office and pay the required $12 fee to replace a lost or stolen student ID card
- Bring your receipt indicating payment of the fee to the local Public Safety Office, where they will provide a new ID card to the student
- Once a new card is issued the student must return to the Campus Dish website to activate the new card, prior to being able to use the card in the cafeteria.

College ID stations can be found at any campus Public Safety office or at the Campus Activities or Registrar's offices on the Ammerman Campus. Please note, that no student ID cards can be replaced after 5 p.m. on weekdays, or at any time on a weekend.
Visit the Campus Dish website (www.sccc.campusdish.com), to create an account. After you create your account, make sure to link it to your student ID card and complete the activation steps. Once you do, you can review account and balance information and add funds to your account.
Although Aramark offers a wide variety of meal options, in those rare and limited circumstances that may warrant review, the first step is to submit the meal plan waiver request form.
Yes, a free mobile app is available for download and enables students to easily check their balance and account status. The app can also be substituted for the College ID as a form of payment at the food service registers. However, it cannot be used in the vending machines.
Yes, menus and nutritional information can be accessed at any time through the Campus Dish website.
If for some reason your ID card does not work at the register, speak to a dining manager who will investigate the reason. In most cases, delays are related to funds not yet being added to the card balance. If there are any issues with the card itself, such as a problem with the magnetic strip, the manager will be able to tell you.
Aramark dining services are not yet available on the Eastern Campus; however, new food and drink vending machines are available. Eastern Campus students can establish a meal plan for use in the vending machines or at the dining locations on the Michael J. Grant or Ammerman campuses by visiting the Campus Dish website (www.sccc.campusdish.com) and creating an account with a major credit card.

Other Services and Programs:

Catering

Catering menus are now available through the Campus Dish website. The process and procedures for placing catering orders remains the same and can be accessed on the College's website.

Campus Dish Dining Website

The Campus Dish dining website will be a one stop shop for information about anything related to the dining programs at Suffolk County Community College. Here you can find locations and hours of operation, menu and nutritional information, how to contact the dining managers, catering services, and information about health and wellness and sustainability programs. The Campus Dish Dining website address is www.sccc.campusdish.com.

Health & Wellness and Sustainability Pages
You can find nutrition facts for the food items you eat on this page, as well as tips on healthy and sustainable practices on campus.

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Health 2

All Aramark menu items are available on the My Fitness Pal app, so you can track what you eat throughout the day for a thorough analysis of your dietary intake.

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Campus Dish App

AppDownload and use the Campus Dish mobile app for detailed information on the food you are eating, as well as to access your account, to add funds, or get information about a dining location closest to you.


Healthy Life

Healthy for Life
Healthy for Life is Aramark's comprehensive Health & Wellness platform, which reflects that company's ongoing commitment to create healthier environments, build healthier communities and deliver healthier outcomes to all of its constituencies on campus.

Through Healthy for Life, Aramark's goal is to have a positive impact on the health and well-being of its customers, clients and communities. With Healthy for Life, they seek to Enable, Educate, Encourage and Engage with students through healthy menus, healthy promotions, literature displays, wellness walks, and educational events.

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Contact Us

The Aramark management team is here to serve you. For information about anything concerning Suffolk County Community College's dining programs, please contact the management team—they will be happy to assist!



You can contact the Aramark management team through its Food Service Director Rob Prokopiak at prokopiak-robert@aramark.com or its Manager at the Michael J. Grant Campus, Michelle Robb at Robb-Michelle@aramark.com. Ammerman Campus: 631-732-1838 and Michael J. Grant Campus: 631-273-4374. Website- www.sccc.campusdish.com

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