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Dining Services

Dining at Saint Leo is about more than feeding the body; it’s about feeding the soul.


 

Saint Leo University's Dining Services provides exceptional service and fresh, innovative cuisine tailored to individuals' needs in multiple revenue-generating venues. Catering and retail operations are fiscally responsible, high performing, and have dramatically changed the campus culture to be a more engaging experience. 

There’s a reason why all our students, even those with fully stocked apartment kitchens, flock to our Dining Hall and retail locations. These are places to connect with staff, meet a new friend, plan a fundraiser, talk through career goals with your favorite professor, or gather around the TV to watch your favorite show.

Dining Services is here to serve you! We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, grab-and-go snacks, drinks, and event catering. 

Summer Hours of Operation

Dining Services will have special summer hours for the Dining Hall and Benedict's Coffeehouse this summer. FUZ (Saint Leo University Fusion Eatery) will be closed for the summer, starting on May 1st.

FUZ, Saint Leo Fusion Eatery
Wednesday, May 1st - Fall
Closed
 

Benedict's Coffeehouse 
Starting Monday, May 13th: Summer Equivalency Meal

Build-your-own breakfast sandwich and 12-ounce brew coffee or breakfast pastry.

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Dining Hall - Summer Hours of Operations
Starting Monday, May 13th:

Monday to Friday Brunch: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

For additional information regarding Dining Services hours of operation, please contact Justin Bush, director of Dining Services, at justin.bush@saintleo.edu.

Location and Hours of Operation

Dining Hall

Located on the ground floor of the Student Community Center,  Saint Leo University's Dining Hall is the place to connect with friends. The Dining Hall features freshly made and cooked-to-order selections.  We also offer an ever-increasing variety of vegetarian and vegan options. 

Meals are available at the Dining Hall during the Spring Break Hours following times:

Saturday, March 16 – Saturday, March 22 Sunday, March 23
  Breakfast: 
(Continental) 
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Lunch: 
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
Brunch: 
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Dinner: 
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM 
Dinner: 
4:30 – 6:00 PM

Meals are available at the Dining Hall during the following times: 

Weekdays Weekends
Breakfast 
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM (Monday – Friday)
Breakfast: 
(Continental) 
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Lunch: 
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Monday – Friday)
Brunch: 
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Dinner: 
4:30 PM – 8:00 PM (Monday – Thursday)  
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM (Friday)
Dinner: 
4:30 – 6:00 PM
Omelet station: 
(made-to-order)  
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

FUZ - Saint Leo University Fusion Eatery

 

  • Open late and located in the Student Community Center, FUZ is your spot for a quick bite. Grab a quesadilla or a rice bowl, or stop by for made-to-order tacos, burgers, and more. We offer tasty grab-and-go options, including freshly prepared salads, sandwiches, sushi, microwavable entrees, and snacks. For your convenience, household, beauty, and personal necessities are also available.

    Students on the 19-Plan are encouraged to take advantage of a late-night snack, at no additional cost, referred to as “Penny Meals”. “Penny Meals” are served in our FUZ Eatery location, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. “Penny Meals” are a hot, late-night snack with menus changing daily. “Penny Meals” are served with one hot appetizer, one bag of potato chips, and one fountain beverage of your choice. Please visit our FUZ Eatery location for menu availability. Questions about “Penny Meals” may be submitted to Retail.Dining@saintleo.edu

  • FUZ Logo

Spring Break Hours:

Monday, March 17 – Saturday, March 22: Closed
Sunday, March 23: Open for normal operating hours


Regular Hours will resume after Spring Break:

 Weekdays

Weekends

11:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Monday – Thursday)    
11:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Friday) 
11:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Saturday)    
2:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Sunday) 

 

Benedict’s Coffeehouse

 

  • With plenty of indoor and outdoor patio seating, Benedict’s is a We Proudly Serve Starbucks® venue featuring hand-crafted beverages and coffees. We also offer a wide variety of gourmet pastries, made-to-order breakfast sandwiches, grab-n-go entrees, and snacks. Benedict's Coffeehouse offers a wide variety of gourmet pastries, freshly prepared salads, grab-and-go snacks, and breakfast sandwiches made-to-order anytime of the day. Also, remember to ask for your Pride Perks card - buy nine handcrafted beverages and receive the 10th beverage free! 

  • Benedict's Coffeehouse Logo

Spring Break Hours:

Monday, March 17 – Friday, March 21: 8 a.m. – noon
Saturday, March 22: Closed
Sunday, March 23: Open for normal operating hours


Regular Hours will resume after Spring Break:

 Weekdays

Weekends

7:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Monday – Thursday)     
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Friday) 
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Café 36

  •  

    Café 36, located on the lower level of the Wellness Center, is a healthy dining venue operated by Chef Jon’s Gourmet. Chef Jon’s Gourmet is a local health food provider that serves smoothies, wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads, and salads. One of their specialties is chicken, salmon, and turkey spreads in several flavors: mild, honey, and hot. Café 36 accepts Lions Loot and Bonus Bucks. Our Lions thoroughly enjoy visiting Café 36 while hanging out at the infinity pool or working out at the Wellness Center. Some even say that Chef Jon’s Gourmet is “the best part of their day”!

  • Cafe 36

 

 Weekdays

Weekends

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Monday – Friday)      11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Meal Plans

All students living on campus are required to select a meal plan.

Meal Plan A: 19-Meal Plan

With this plan, you receive 19 meals per week. This meal plan operates on a Sunday through Saturday weekly schedule. Meals that are not utilized for that week do not carry over to the following week. You can only obtain a meal with your meal card. Meals cannot be shared. With this plan, you can take advantage of free equivalency meals at FUZ Fusion Eatery also called “Penny Meal”, Monday through Thursday, between 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Meal Plan A also includes $100 in Bonus Bucks that can be used at the FUZ, Benedict's Coffeehouse. Please note that bonus Bucks do not carry over from each semester, so if you don’t use them, you lose them.

Meal Plan B: 10-Meal Plan

Only available to students living in apartments with kitchens, this plan includes 10 meals per week. Meal Plan B operates on a weekly Sunday through Saturday schedule for the Dining Hall, and any unused meals do not carry over from week to week. Students with a 10-Meal Plan are eligible to access additional food options in FUZ Eatery and Benedict’s Coffeehouse when using their meal plans. FUZ Eatery and Benedict’s Coffeehouse offer one Equivalency Meal Swipe with no additional cost, to purchase meals from our designated menus, Monday - Thursday 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Menu choices include the option of one “Grab-and-Go” sandwich/salad and a bag of potato chips. Both options include one 20-ounce bottle of water. Please visit our locations for more information and options.

Meal Plan C: 5-Meal Plan

Only available to students living in apartments with kitchens, this plan includes five meals each week and operates on a weekly Sunday through Saturday schedule or the Dining Hall, and any unused meals do not carry over from week to week. Students with the 5-Meal Plan are eligible to access additional food options in FUZ Eatery and Benedict’s Coffeehouse when using their meal plans. FUZ Eatery and Benedict’s Coffeehouse offer one Equivalency Meal Swipe with no additional cost, to purchase meals from our designated menus. Menu choices include the option of one “Grab-and-Go” sandwich/salad and a bag of potato chips. Both options include one 20-ounce bottle of water. Please visit our locations for more information and options. 

Commuter Meal Plan

Ideal for students who are on campus a few days each week, the Commuter Meal Plan offers students blocks of 10 meals for $155. Meals do not expire.

Inviting A Guest

All meal plans will now be able to use their swipes for guests.

If you are on the 19-meal plan, you can use your Bonus Bucks, Lions Loot, or 5-10- or commuter-meal plans to bring a guest

Special Dietary Needs

Students with disabilities, who require specialized diets may qualify for accommodations. For more information, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services at adaoffice@saintleo.edu or (352-588-8464).

Sustainability

As a Catholic university seeking growth in mind, body, and spirit for all members of our community and in keeping with our core value of responsible stewardship, Saint Leo is committed to creating an eco-friendly campus.

  • Washable Dishes & Flatware: Saint Leo washes reusable plates, silverware, and cups rather than relying on disposable items. We want to be part of the solution, not the problem.
  • Tray-less Dining: It's proven. No trays in the Dining Hall means less wasted food and fewer dishes to wash. This initiative helps reduce our carbon footprint by reducing landfill and food waste, electricity, and sewage, and preserving natural resources.

Dining Staff

P.O. Box 2334 
St. Leo, FL 33574 
(352) 588-8421 
(352) 588-8204 (fax) 

dining.services@saintleo.edu

 
Justin Bush
Director
(352) 588-8891
justin.bush@saintleo.edu
Virginia Lavalle
Assistant Director
(352) 588-6409
virginia.lavalle@saintleo.edu
Cynthia “Cindy” LiVeli
Catering Manager
(352) 588-8345
catering@saintleo.edu
Reynaldo “Rey” DeJesus
Retail Manager
(352) 588-8860
retail.dining@saintleo.edu
Melinda Lampron
Senior Coordinator
(352) 588-8421
melinda.lampron@saintleo.edu
Wilson "Will" Rodriguez
Executive Chef
(352) 588-7789
wilson.rodriquez@saintleo.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

To get the most from our services, we request that you adhere to the following procedures:

  • Please bus your own tables when finished eating.
  • Please do not remove food, dishes, or utensils from the dining area.
  • Meal cards (student IDs) are nontransferable. Do not give your card to anyone or borrow one from someone else.
  • You must present your card and/or GET mobile ID for validation at each meal and every Bonus Bucks transaction.
  • Proper footwear and clothing must always be worn at all times in a dining facility.
  • Take valuables with you to your seat; the university is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

These policies are strictly enforced.

In case of a missing ID card, please go to Campus Safety for a replacement card.

Remember, without your student ID for dining, you will have to pay debit or credit at the door.

*If enrolled in the GET mobile app, no ID is required.

If you have any other questions pertaining to your ID, you may call Sheryll McCarty at (352) 588-8421.

Each semester you are allowed to get two (2) vouchers that allow entrance into the Dining Hall without an ID.



*If enrolled in the GET mobile app, no ID is required.



If you have any other questions pertaining to your ID, you may call Sheryll McCarty at (352) 588-8421.

Are you visiting with a friend or family member? You are welcome to enjoy a meal with them in our Dining Hall. Guest prices are as follows: Breakfast: $15 | Lunch: $16 | Dinner: $17 | Weekend Brunch: $15

You can bring a guest to the dining hall as long as you have a swipe, whether it is a meal swipe, Bonus Bucks, or Lions Loot. Credit cards are accepted.

If you are out of meal “swipes,” a credit card is acceptable.

*Same applies to GET mobile app.

If you have any other questions pertaining to your ID, you may call Sheryll McCarty at (352) 588-8421.

Your student ID is very important and must be presented every time to eat any meal and gain entrance into the Dining Hall. Please feel free to inquire about your current account balance at any time. It is important that you monitor your balance to ensure that you are properly budgeting your account during the semester. In addition, our Dining Services staff will monitor each account and notify you if your balance is getting low.

Your meal card (or the GET mobile app) is required for all transactions and is nontransferable, therefore, only you can obtain a meal with your card. Your card can be used for unlimited entry into the Dining Hall throughout the day. Bonus Bucks can be used at all dining service facilities on campus during regularly scheduled hours.

*Same applies with the GET mobile app.