Conference Menu

The following is a tentative menu of food items during the conference.  Breakfast, AM/PM breaks as well as the Welcome and Poster Receptions are included in the registration.  Lunch and dinner are on your own.  See the Local Attractions page for dining options or ask at the registration desk for a list of nearby restaurants.
Date Location
Event 

 Wednesday, October 23

   
 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Welcome Reception at
Bell's Brewing (355 E. Kalamazoo Ave.)

  • Roasted red pepper hummus w/ pita bread (Vegan)
  • Meatballs in house-made bbq sauce
  • Warm spinach artichoke dip w/ corn chips (Vegetarian)
  • Seasonal fruit tray w/ sweet cream dip (Vegetarian)
  • Fresh vegetable platter w/ creamy buttermilk ranch (Vegetarian)
  • Freshly baked gougère (Vegetarian)
  • Thai chicken lettuce cup
  • Walnut, brie, & apple chutney crostini (Vegetarian)
  • Thai tempeh lettuce cup (Vegan)
  • Teriyaki chicken skewer
  • Alcoholic and soft beverages
  • Cash Bar
     

 Thursday, October 24

   
 7:00 - 8:00 AM
Breakfast - Great Lakes
  • Freshly cut fruit salad (Vegan)
  • Vanilla yogurt with fresh berries and granola (Vegetarian)
  • Scrambled eggs with chives (Vegetarian)
  • Crispy bacon
  • Waffle bar (brown sugar glazed waffles with selection of syrup, fruit, and whipped cream (Vegetarian, Vegan)
  • Apple and orange juice
  • Coffee, decaf, tea, soft drinks, water
 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
AM coffee break - Kalamazoo
  • Assorted coffee cakes: cinnamon crunch, lemon glazed, and chocolate chip (Vegetarian)
  • Freshly sliced fruit (Vegan)
  • Vanilla yogurt with fresh berries and granola (Vegetarian)
  • Coffee, decaf, tea, soft drinks, water
 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
PM coffee break - Kalamazoo
  •  Assorted gourmet cheeses and crackers (Vegetarian)
  • Raw and roasted vegetable display served with ranch and caramelized shallot hummus (Vegetarian, Vegan)
  • Assorted brownie bites (Vegetarian)
  • Coffee, decaf, tea, soft drinks, water
 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Poster Reception - Kalamazoo
  •  Assorted grilled and chilled vegetables with balsamic drizzle, and assorted fresh vegetables with ranch and hummus (Vegetarian, Vegan)
  • Four dips (smoked cheddar and bacon, creamy wild mushroom and cheese, classic bruschetta, and roasted garlic Tuscan white bean) with crostini, tortilla chips, kettle chips, and pita chips (includes Vegetarian, Vegan options)
  • Harissa chicken salad on toasted baguette
  • Shaved tenderloin of beef over toasted horseradish chive cream on crostini
  • Chili mango shredded jackfruit with fried plantain chip (Vegan)
  • Cash bar
 8:30 PM
Student Social at Bell's Brewing (355 E. Kalamazoo Ave.)
  • Freshly made salsa
  • Roasted red pepper humus
  • Meatballs
  • Fresh vegetable platter
  • Seasonal fruit tray
  • Grilled vegetable skewers
  • Cash bar
     

 Friday, October 25

   
 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast - Great Lakes

Diversity Breakfast - Meadows

  • Freshly cut fruit salad (Vegan)
  • Vanilla yogurt with fresh berries and granola (Vegetarian)
  • Scrambled eggs with chives (Vegetarian)
  • Turkey sausage
  • House-made cinnamon rolls (Vegetarian)
  • Apple and orange juice
  • Coffee, decaf, tea, soft drinks, water
 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
AM coffee break - Kalamazoo
  • House-made double-chocolate brownies (Vegetarian)
  • Assorted chocolate candies (Vegetarian)
  • Chocolate-dipped rice crispy bars (Vegetarian)
  • Chocolate shavings for coffee (Vegetarian)
  • Coffee, decaf, tea, soft drinks, water
 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
PM coffee break - Kalamazoo
  • Fresh vegetable crudité with pita chips and pretzel rods (Vegan)
  • Warm smoked cheddar and bacon dip
  • Warm spinach and artichoke dip (Vegetarian)
  • Roasted garlic Tuscan white bean dip (Vegan)
  • Creamy ranch(Vegetarian)
  • Coffee, decaf, tea, soft drinks, water
 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Poster Reception - Kalamazoo
  • Imported and domestic cheeses (smoked gouda, cheddar, fresh mozzarella, cherry goat’s cheese, boursin, swiss, tavern cheese) served with fresh berries, crackers, toasted bread, and house-made seasonal fruit preserves (Vegetarian)
  • Four dips (Buffalo chicken, roasted vegetable and cheddar, guacamole, Mediterranean salsa with tomatoes, artichokes, black olives, garlic, shallot, basil, and oregano) with tortilla chips, kettle chips, and pita chips (includes Vegetarian, Vegan options)
  • Vegetarian spring rolls with orange ginger sauce (Vegetarian)
  • Smoked red pepper glazed vegetarian impossible meatballs (Vegan)
  • Pork pot stickers with Hoisin glaze
  • Cash bar
     

 Saturday, October 26

   
 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast - Great Lakes
  • Freshly cut fruit salad (Vegan)
  • Vanilla yogurt with fresh berries and granola (Vegetarian)
  • Scrambled eggs with chives (Vegetarian)
  • Crispy bacon
  • Egg, bacon, and swiss croissant sandwich
  • Egg and swiss croissant sandwich (Vegetarian)
  • Apple and orange juice
  • Coffee, decaf, tea, soft drinks, water
 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
AM coffee break - Kalamazoo
  • Warm caramelized onion and goat’s cheese spread with tortilla chips (Vegetarian)
  • Roasted garlic chickpea dip with olive oil pita chips (Vegan)
  • Hazelnut puff pastry (Vegetarian)
  • Coffee, decaf, tea, soft drinks, water
 7:00 PM

Banquet Dinner - Arcadia
(ticket needed)

  • Baby arugula salad with cucumbers, melon, shaved shallots, feta, and sweet & sour lemon vinaigrette (Vegetarian)
  • Field green salad with kiln-dried cherries, walnuts, celery, red onion, and pomegranate vinaigrette (Vegan)
  • Rolls & whipped butter
  • Sliced garlic crusted beef tenderloin with horseradish cream
  • Impossible meatloaf with chef’s seasonal sauce (Vegan)
  • Rosemary and garlic roasted fingerling potatoes (Vegan)
  • Orzo pasta with goat’s cheese, bell peppers, and roasted garlic (Vegetarian)
  • Green beans with lemon and pepper (Vegan)
  • Caramel apple crisp (Vegetarian)
  • Flourless chocolate torte cake (Vegetarian)
  • Coffee, decaf, tea, iced tea, lemonade, soft drinks, water
  • Cash bar


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