Gluten-friendly options are abundant on the SUNY Geneseo campus. Our menus consist of a mix of naturally gluten-friendly items and specialty gluten-friendly products such as various breads, bagels, and snacks. Our Nutrition & Wellness Manager works with the culinary team to identify foods and ingredients that are naturally gluten-friendly, such as quinoa and brown rice. They also work to identify gluten-friendly ingredient alternatives like soup bases, tamari, pasta sauces (such as vodka sauce), and other gluten-friendly ingredients. In addition, many food concepts within our on-campus restaurants allow you to choose the ingredient components within your dish. You can customize your meals to your personal preference and dietary needs. These customization opportunities provide students with many food varieties.
All gluten-friendly menu items are clearly labeled with a "GF" symbol so that you can quickly and easily identify which foods fit your needs. The label can be found on the online menus, at the point of sale, and on all pre-packaged grab-and-go foods.
Letchworth and Red Jacket Dining Complex each house a Clean Eats station that is dedicated to preparing only foods free of the top nine allergens, including gluten. Clean Eats has a separate kitchen with its own cookware, utensils and equipment. Anyone who chooses Clean Eats will be eating an allergen-friendly meal. Lotus is a gluten-friendly and dairy-free station located in our Mary Jemison Dining Complex.
Gluten-Friendly Options in Restaurants & Cafés
Students will still have the option to choose from an array of gluten-friendly options available at other campus restaurants and cafés. At these locations, students should tell the server which gluten-friendly option they would like to order.
Staff will also change gloves, wash their hands, and use a new apron to avoid cross-contact with gluten and the gluten-friendly dish. Students should also feel comfortable asking the server to take any other cross-contamination precautions that would make them feel more comfortable, including asking for a manager to prepare the dish.
Staff Awareness and Training
The staff at CAS is extremely dedicated to safe gluten-friendly and allergen-friendly food handling. Allergen and cross-contamination training is structured throughout the academic year to ensure staff is educated on how to prepare allergen-friendly foods and how to best serve our customers.