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UW Dining Assistant Director

Housing & Food Services (HFS) provides on-campus housing to over 8,000 residents and operates more than 40 dining and café locations that serve the entire campus community. The UW Dining Assistant Director position is a great opportunity to join an established and well-regarded organization, while also having the chance to make a real difference in the future direction of dining at the University of Washington.

Michael Secright, Search Committee Chair

I welcome your candidacy for this key position. I have been the CIO at Housing & Food Services (HFS) for over two years and I am delighted to share the points of pride that motivate us to do excellent work. Please feel free to explore the links provided below as you consider working with us!


Gary Goldberg, UW Dining Director

Thank you for your interest in this position. I just completed my third year with HFS and continue to be enriched by the opportunities we have to engage with students, faculty and staff. In addition, we are active in our professional organizations, including NACUFS where I am a 2019 Conference Co-Chair. I encourage you to take time to learn more about us.


UW Dining Data

Residential Dining Locations: 2
Grocery/Convenience Markets: 5
Espresso/Coffee Cafes: 16
Restaurants: 13
Food Trucks: 3

Number of Meal Plans Sold: 7,560
Annual Dining Program Revenues: $40.6 million total sales for FY17
Cost Range of Residential Meal Plans: $835-$1,979 per quarter
Average daily customer count during the academic year: Over 40,000
Total dining transactions for the past academic year: 6,020,563

Highest daily customer counts during the academic year:​

  • Residential Dining: Local Point
  • Grocery/Convenience Market: District Market
  • Cafe: Suzzallo Starbucks
  • Food truck: Motosurf

The District Market generally does nearly 5,000 daily transactions.

UW Dining Organizational Chart
UW Dining Mission Statement

Residential Dining Program at UW
On-Campus Dining Locations

UW Dining News

Center Table to Transform Dining on North Campus

Here comes Center Table, a contemporary dining destination located at the heart of the three new residence halls on North Campus.

Reusable Cups Keep Tons of Waste Out of Landfills

At the start of the school year, residents got a free reusable cup, good for hot or cold beverages. By switching from compostables, students would have a smaller impact on the environment, which would also lead to a cost savings for the purchase of cups and lids.

Take a Tour of UW's Super Stylish New Center Table
Food Management Magazine, Aug. 2018

Seven vibrant new concepts in 28,000 square feet of sleek, Seattle-style design means lots of room to play for the University of Washington dining team. See what they’re showing off for the new school year.