Think you have a recipe that can win over the hearts and stomachs of students at Illinois State? Campus Dining invites all alumni and current students, faculty, and staff to submit their favorite dish into the Redbird Recipe Contest. Recipes can be submitted online at from September 1 through 20.

Campus Dining’s culinary team will select finalists in two categories—main/side dish and sweet/dessert—to feature in the three dining centers during Homecoming. Students and dining center guests will get to vote for their favorite in each category, which will be added to the spring menu rotations.

Finalists will be selected based on uniqueness of the dish, its perceived appeal to the campus community, and its ability to be produced in large quantities. The winners will receive a personalized token commemorating their win.

Questions?  Contact Campus Dining at (309) 438-8351 or

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  1. Robert Felty, 1970 says:

    When my Doc said that I risked bad things from eating too much cheese; he asked me to try “frozen grapes” as my sweet after dinner treat. What a crunch they pack! And they are so sweet. So, forget that un-natural sweets were put on earth to make us fat; frozen grapes go well with both red & white wines.