Staffing Continues, More Tasty Menu Options, UMass Dining Receives Ranked #1 by The Princeton Review, Welcome Week Dining Hours

Staffing Progress

Our Westfield State Dining Services team is coming together nicely.

The search committees for both AFSCME and APA positions continue to work diligently on interviewing and hiring. As a result, staff have begun work in the following Westfield State Dining Services positions: administrative catering coordinator, dining services administrative, catering assistant manager, executive chef, assistant Dining Commons manager and assistant retail manager. In addition, late last week, more than 18 AFSCME job offers were made and accepted.

For a full list of current job openings with Dining Services, visit

And, as announced, the new food service delivery model provides student employment opportunities. Communication went out to students last week regarding student job openings and we expect to hire several students this fall.

What to Expect in Retail Locations

Training in the various venues in retail dining operations is in full swing. Stay tuned for hand-tossed, wood stove prepared pizza in TJ Bistro; an assortment of healthy smoothies made to order in Ely Harvest; and Latin concept tamales featured in both TJ Bistro and Wilson Café.

UMass Dining/Westfield State Dining Services in the News

Click here to read an article in Food Management about the collaboration of UMass Dining and Westfield State.

And, UMass Amherst Dining was ranked #1 for best campus food by The Princeton Review. Congratulations to UMass Dining—we are proud to be partnering with UMass Dining to deliver excellence in dining services and are confident that our program will yield outstanding results after our transition period.

Hours of Operation
For Welcome Week hours of operation at Westfield State’s various dining locations, visit

Stephen Taksar
Vice President for Administration and Finance

Andrew Mankus
Westfield State Dining Services Director