2016-2017 Student Handbook

Dining Services - Bon Appetit


Bon Appétit at Lesley University

White Hall Dining Commons
General Manager, 617.349.8380
Catering Director, 617.349.8219

Executive Chef, 617.349.8379

Brattle Café, 617.349.8694

Ed Fogarty, General Manager

Welcome Back! Bon Appétit is happy to be the onsite food service provider on campus. We look forward to serving you and your guests this year. We will be happy to meet with you to discuss your dining needs.

Meals for resident students are served in the White Hall Dining Commons and Brattle Café. Students must bring their meal cards to every meal.
Doble Campus
White Hall Dining Commons
Hot Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturdays and Sundays
Weekend Brunch: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Doble Campus
Student Center Café
Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Porter Campus
University Hall Café
Monday–Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Brattle Campus
Brattle Café Washburn Hall
Hot Breakfast: Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Student Center Café and Porter Exchange Coffee Shop offer Express Sandwiches, Salads, Soups, and assorted hot and cold beverages.

Meal Equivalency

Resident students have an alternative dining option. A student may use their meal card at the Student Center Café or Porter Exchange Coffee Shop under the meal equivalency program.

Options for each meal period will be posted at each location, and will be deducted as a meal swipe. Anything above the meal equivalency must be paid in cash or dining dollars.

Carry-Out Guidelines

White Hall Dining Commons and Brattle Café

Students who have a class or work schedule during a scheduled meal may request a “take-out” container to take food from the White Hall Dining Commons or the Brattle Café to the class or work location. On the day that students have an off-campus field placement, they may make arrangements for a box lunch or breakfast. These orders must be placed one day prior to pick-up. Students who are ill and unable to leave their room may have another student bring them a meal. In this case, the student picking up the meal will need to present the ill student’s meal card.

Dining Services Policies

After finishing meals, tables should be cleared and trays taken to the dish room window.

Students may not remove food, utensils, dishes or glassware from the White Hall Dining Commons or the Brattle Café. A student who violates this rule will be subject to disciplinary action. In the event of special requests, please contact the general manager.

For health and safety reasons, the following regulations apply:
  • The kitchen may not be entered without permission.
  • Pets are not allowed in the White Hall Dining Commons and the Cafés.
  • Diners are expected to wear appropriate dress at all times. Sleepwear is not appropriate in the White Hall Dining Commons and the Cafés. Shoes or sandals are to be worn at all times.
  • Shirts and shoes are required per the health department.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the White Hall Dining Commons, the Cafés, and the Porter Exchange Coffee Shop.

Drinking or serving of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in the White Hall Dining Commons, the Cafés, and other public common areas, except with special permission from the Dean of Student Life and Academic Development. If alcohol is served for a special event, the guidelines of the University Alcohol Policy must be followed. Violations of this policy will be cause for disciplinary action.

Food Allergies

Lesley University is committed to providing options for students with food allergies in all campus dining halls and food eateries.  The dining services team is well-trained in food allergy awareness and offer a number of options for students with food allergies, including communication about and modification to existing menu items, special preparation of menu items through a pre-ordering system, access to special products as agreed upon with students and access to a designated room where those products are stored.

Questions about these services or to request food allergy accommodations, students should contact:

Disability Services for Students

Ruth Bork
Director of Access Services

(617) 349-8194



Dining Services—Bon Appétit

Ed Fogarty
General Manager

(617) 349-8380

Please see the Disability Services Policies webpage for more information:  http://www.lesley.edu/disability-services/policies/.

Additionally, the University recognizes that despite its good faith and reasonable efforts to make reasonable modifications of its policies, practices, and procedures for students with food allergies, students may ultimately disagree with the University’s proposed modifications. If a student with food allergies disagrees with the determinations made by Disability Services after the student has engaged in the interactive process, the student may request a review by the Executive Director, Center for Academic Achievement and Academic Support Services &  ADA/Section 504 Coordinator, consistent with the Amended Policy. Appeals of this review are heard by the Dean of Student Life and Academic Achievement. 


In addition to the Meal Plan for resident students, the Student Center Café, and the Porter Exchange Coffee Shop, Bon Appétit provides on-campus catering. Please call 617.349.8219 for Catering Services.