2019-2020 Student Handbook

Dining Services - Bon Appétit

Bon Appétit at Lesley University

White Hall Dining Commons

General Manager, 617.349.8380

Catering Director, 617.349.8690

Executive Chef, 617.349.8379

Dining Room Manager, 617.349.8453

Porter Café, 617.349.8020

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 are served in the White Hall Dining Commons and the Brattle Café. Students must bring their meal cards to every meal.


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 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays

Continental Breakfast:  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Brunch:  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Saturday:  Dinner served at Ava’s Kitchen, Student Center Café

Sunday:  Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Ava’s Kitchen, Student Center Café

Monday–Thursday:  9:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Friday:  9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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


University Hall Café

Monday–Thursday:  8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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.

Sherrill Hall Café - New Fall 2019

Hours to be determined

Check our website for updated hours and menus at https://lesley.cafebonappetit.com

Ava's Kitchen/Student Center Café and the University Hall Café/Porter Exchange Coffee Shop offer Express Sandwiches, Salads, Soups, and assorted hot and cold beverages.


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.


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.


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 unless authorized by Disability Support Services for Students.
  • 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.


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 Support Services for Students

Daniel Newman

Executive Director Academic Support Services (ADA/504 Coordinator for Students)

11 Mellen Street, 1st floor, Cambridge MA 02138





Dining Services—Bon Appétit

Ed Fogarty

General Manager



Please see the Disability Services Policies webpage for more information: https://www.lesley.edu/students/health-wellness-safety/disability-services.

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 Assistant Provost for Academic Success. 


In addition to the Meal Plan for resident students, Bon Appétit provides on-campus catering. Please call 617.349.8690 for Catering Services or email bonappetit@lesley.edu.