Dining Services - University of Valley Forge

Dining Services


Student getting food from UVF Dining Commons

Sodexo Food Services


Sodexo Food Services proudly provides dining services to the students, faculty, and staff at the University of Valley Forge (UVF). Sodexo staff members adhere to the highest standards of food handling and all facilities are regularly inspected by the Health Department. All dining service managers, lead cooks, and many service personnel are certified by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) in safe food handling procedures. It is our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to seeing you enjoy our offerings.

The Dining Commons

Offering hot entrées and vegetables, pasta dishes, a soup kiosk, salad bars, a homemade pizza station, deli bar, cooking station, and grill station, you will find something you like at the Dining Commons. Ethnic, vegetarian, and allergen-free choices are also available. Throughout the year, the Dining Commons hosts themed meal events. There’s also a wide selection of beverages, juices, and desserts. The Dining Commons is a place where the whole community of faculty, staff, and students join together to share a meal.

Dining Commons Hours

Monday – Thursday
Breakfast: 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Lunch: 11:​00 am – 1:30 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Breakfast: 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Lunch: 11:​00 am – 1:30 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm


Saturday & Sunday
Brunch: Noon – 2:00 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Jazzman's Cafe & Bakery

Jazzman’s Café & Bakery invites you to wake up and smell the fresh-brewed coffees, kick back and relax and enjoy a hearty sandwich or salad, or get great food on the go. Jazzman’s serves as a gathering place for the whole UVF community. Whether you are working tirelessly or taking a break from your studies, we are dedicated to providing great customer service and a variety of quality foods.

Jazzman’s Cafe & Bakery Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

*Meal equivalency: 8:00 am – 9:45 am; 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Meal Plans for Resident Students

Meal plans are a convenient way to obtain meals while on campus. They are pre-paid at the beginning of each semester, keeping you from having to carry cash each day for food purchases. Meals are provided when the university is in session and during some academic breaks.


As a student, you have a choice of three meal plan options:

  • 140 block plan
  • 190 block plan
  • Unlimited plan*
  • Patriot Plan (Apartments only)

*First year students are required to be on the Unlimited Plan

Disability Accommodations

It is the policy of the University of Valley Forge to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with documented disabilities. The University will adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations and regard to affording equal educational opportunities. For questions about dining, accommodations contact the Director of Disabilities, Dr. Kathy Caruso (kacaruso@valleyforge.edu).


If you need additional information, please contact:

Sodexo Food Services at the University of Valley Forge
Ralph Chieffo, General Manager of Food Services
610.917.3918 | Ralph.Chieffo@sodexo.com