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Meal Information

The School includes some group catered meals for all participants:

  • Monday (Aug. 7) — breakfast and lunch
  • Tuesday (Aug. 8) — breakfast and lunch
  • Wednesday (Aug. 9) — breakfast and lunch
  • Thursday (Aug. 10) — none
  • Friday (Aug. 11) — lunch and (closing) dinner

Other meals not listed above are on your own.

If you are not a member of the UW–Madison community, we will reimburse you for the on-your-own meals, Sunday dinner through Friday breakfast; see below for details. Sorry, UW–Madison folks: The rules say that we cannot reimburse you for meals here.

For the meals on your own, you are welcome to join other participants and even staff! We can help with ideas and groups, if you like. There is another page with suggestions for finding dining options near the School and hotel.

Catered Meals

The catered breakfasts and lunches during the School (see above) will be served in the Education Building, Room L177, near upper doors of the lecture hall (L196). There is seating nearby both inside and outside.

All catered, group meals that the School provides will include vegan and vegetarian options. None of the catered meals included pork.

Below are the menus for the School-provided meals. Not all options for meeting dietary needs are listed, because the vendors provide them at their discretion. If you have concerns or questions, email us or talk to any of the organizers in person.

August 8 (Tuesday)


  • French Toast and Syrup (vegetarian)
  • Vegan option: Vegan Bagel and Vegan Cream Cheese)
  • Chicken Sausage
  • Fruit Platter (vegan)
  • Greek Yogurt (vegetarian)
  • Coffee, Tea and Assorted Juices


Southwestern Buffet
  • Southwest Tortilla Chips with Salsa (vegan)
  • Vegan chorizo Crumble (for vegans and vegetarians only)
  • Spanish Rice (vegan)
  • Beef Barbacoa
  • Chicken Tinga
  • Toppings - Lettuce, Tomatoes, Jalapeños, Shredded (vegan) Cheddar (vegetarian), Sour Cream (vegetarian), Guacamole (vegan), and Tortilla (vegan)
  • Assorted Beverages/Water/Soda

August 9 (Wednesday)


  • Seasonal Fresh Cut Fruit Salad (vegan)
  • Bagels (vegan) and Cream Cheese
  • Muffins (for vegan and vegetarians)
  • Turkey Sausage
  • Hash Browns (vegan)
  • Scrambled eggs (vegetarian)
  • Coffee, Tea and Assorted Juices


Bagged Lunch Plus Extras

Bagged lunches plus extras — the boxed parts can be taken and eaten elsewhere. - Bagged Lunch: Chicken, White Cheddar, Garlic Aioli, Cranberry Rice Break; plus Apple, Cookie, and Chips - Boxed Lunch for Vegans and Vegetarians Only: Chimichurri Tofu (vegan), Mixed Greens (vegan), Cuban Bread (vegan); plus Apple (vegan), Cookie (vegetarian), and Chips (Vegan). + Vegan Cookie - Veggie Tray (vegan) with Hummus (vegan) and Dill Dip (vegetarian) - Tarragon Potato Salad (vegan) - Bottled Water and Sodas

July 29 (Friday)


Picnic Buffet
  • BBQ Grilled Chicken Breasts Sandwiches
  • Beyond Brats (vegan)
  • Macaroni and Cheese (vegetarian)
  • Fruit Salad (vegan)
  • Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad (vegan)
  • Assorted Cookies (vegetarian) (+ vegan cookie)
  • Mayonnaise, Ketchup and Mustard (vegan)
  • Bottled Water and Soda


(See the schedule page for other details.)

Global Buffet
  • Spinach, strawberry, shaved red onion salad (vegan), sesame poppy seed dressing
  • Vegetables (vegan), dips, spreads, pita chips (some vegan - will be marked)
  • Sake salmon
  • Jerk tofu (vegan)
  • Basmati rice (vegan)
  • Stir-fried vegetables (vegan)
  • Naan Bread (vegan)

Meal Reimbursement Tips

Again, if you are not part of the UW–Madison community, we can reimburse you for dinners Sunday through Wednesday, all meals on Thursday, and breakfast on Friday. We have curated a page of some possible dining options to use as inspiration.

Some tips for successful reimbursements:

  • Keep receipts for your meals – if anything so that you remember how much meals cost!

  • We can reimburse up to $20 for breakfast, $21 for lunch and $35 for dinner, including tax and tip. For dumb reasons, we can reimburse only $32 for Sunday dinner.

  • If it is not on the receipt, be sure to write the tip amount yourself, so you do not forget.

  • We cannot pay for any alcohol, although non-alcoholic drinks are OK — ideally, pay for alcohol separately.

We will explain the reimbursement process in detail after the School, but the tips above will help.