Department of Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management

Vita Nova

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The students in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management welcome you to our Vita Nova dining room. "Vita Nova" in Latin signifies new life or a new beginning. It is appropriate for our evening dining operation since it is the last applied classroom experience for our students prior to beginning a new life in the hospitality business.

The food and service for your dining experience is the responsibility of students who rotate each day through 17 different positions. The person making your salad tonight could be the Manager of the Day or Team Captain tomorrow. There are also students you don't see in the kitchen cooking, baking and evaluating the previous day's operation. This process ensures each student a controlled educational experience in both management and skill-level assignments. The hospitality industry values students who have applied their theoretical knowledge in a hands-on environment. This premier classroom is dedicated to educating tomorrow's hospitality professionals.

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Seating Times

 

Lunch: 11:30am - 12:30pm Monday through Friday Dinner: 5:30pm - 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday

Vita Nova is open for Lunch service on Monday, February 17 and for dinner service on Wednesday, February 19. Our last Dinner service will be on Friday, May 16 and our last Lunch service will be on Monday, May 19.

We will start accepting reservations for the Spring semester on Monday, January 6..

Due to Spring Break, Vita Nova will be closed to the public on the following dates:
Monday March 31 through Friday, April 4.

Please note: Reservations are not required for the Darden Bistro. Hours of Operation for the Darden Bistro: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

Location

2nd Floor - Trabant University Center, 17 W. Main St., Newark, DE 19716.

Directions

Directions to Vita Nova By Car from the North: Take I-95 South to Delaware Exit 1B, Route 896 North. Continue past Delaware Stadium to campus. At the fifth light, turn left onto Main Street. The entrance to the parking garage is on the left. The Trabant University Center is next to the garage. Vita Nova is located on the second floor in the Trabant University Center.

By Car from the South: Take I-95 North to the 896 North exit. Continue past Delaware Stadium to campus. At the fifth light, turn left onto Main Street. The entrance to the parking garage is on the left. The Trabant University Center is next to the garage. Vita Nova is located on the second floor in the Trabant University Center.

Phone Number

(302) 831-0500 - Reservations are required.
You may make a reservation by e-mail:  vitanova@udel.edu

 

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 MBAprograms.org’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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