Department of Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management

About Vita Nova

Your evening at Vita Nova begins with an appetizer, specialty breads, wine samples, and signature salad. Entree selection from our menu will determine the Style of Service that you will receive. Choices for Russian or French table service require a minimum of two or more individuals at the table selecting the same entree. (American Service does not require a minimum number of orders.) Our wine list offers a variety of American, Australian, and European wines. Many of our wines can be purchased bythe glass. As an appropriate finale to the evening, your service team will present a selection of sumptuous desserts. We also have a variety of specialty coffees and after-dinner cordials to complete your dining experience.

All of us in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management are pleased to serve you. We are delighted that you are taking the time to visit our student-operated dining room and take part in a complex and exciting educational concept. The details involved in the operation of Vita Nova are structured to give our students the opportunity to provide you the finest food, service and ambiance possible. Our faculty and students give special thanks to the generous contributors and the University community who have made this adventure into the world of work and opportunity possible.

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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