The Monson Dining Center offers a wide variety of freshly prepared food created by our professional chefs and bakers.
Pizzas made from scratch and cooked in a stone pizza oven, pastas and deli sandwiches made to order, fresh hearty soups, and an array of desserts all tempt the palate. We hope you enjoy your dining experience.
Menu and Prices
Hours of Operation
Hours change for summer, holidays, academic breaks, and special events.
Calendar of Events
See the events we have coming up in Monson Dining Center and elsewhere.
Ensaladas - Fresh fruit, individual or specialty salads, fresh baked bread, and a soup of the day.
Piatto Italiano - Handmade cheese, pepperoni, and specialty pizza, with soft warm bread sticks, all baked in an authentic stone-hearth oven.
Piatti de Pasta - Choose from a buffet of ingredients and watch as our chef sautes your creation.
Deli - Fresh breads, a variety of meats, cheeses, and topping to create your favorite sandwich then toasted to perfection.
Explore - Made-to-order Asian stir-fry cooked as you watch. Don't forget your chopsticks and fortune cookie.
Carvery - Favorites from home, such as meat and potatoes, nachos, taqueria, and savory comfort foods.
Braaivleis - Hot off the grill, bacon and eggs during breakfast, burgers and fries for lunch and dinner.
Grainery - Belgian waffles, cereals, breads, bagels, accompanied by assorted spreads and toppings.
Indulgence - Delicious cakes, pies, cookies, and bars made from scratch daily by our baker, paired with soft serve ice cream and toppings.
Stations and menu selection will vary according to menu rotation and time of year.
Midday in Monson Dining Center
On weekdays Monson Dining Center serves lunch for three hours, featuring seven buffet and made-to-order stations. When this extended lunch ends, many of our stations close for the afternoon. However, on weekdays the Monson Dining Center remains open for a midday meal; this means that students with tight afternoon schedules can still have lunch in the Dining Center. A different entrée station stays open for this meal each day, as do the Ensaladas (salad bar) and Indulgences (dessert) areas.
Since midday takes place during a part of the afternoon which is not traditionally a mealtime, the Dining Center is much calmer than at lunch or dinner. Some students choose to eat during midday for its relaxed atmosphere—they don't have to wait in lines, and the seating area is quieter for those who want to study or have a conversation with friends.
Monson Dining Center offers made-to-order food selections that can accommodate many unique dietary needs. Every line has gluten-free and vegetarian options available by request.
If you need help understanding how the Monson Dining Center can meet your dietary needs, talk to our chefs. For those with more sensitive special dietary needs including food allergies, individualized plans can be set up by contacting Tammi Mild.
Learn more about how our services can help support your nutrition and wellness.
Our Monson Dining Center menu offers nutritional information on each of the products being served each day. Simply view the Monson menu, select a food item and the nutrition information will appear in a small pop up window.
We believe that dining at Bethel is about more than just the food. Life happens whenever you share a meal or grab a cup of coffee with your friends.
You connect with your community.
We want you to feel at ease while dining in the Bethel community, so please feel free to bring your laptops and valuables into the dining center with you when you visit.
"Bite" Menu App
You can get daily menu, nutrition, and meal time information for Monson Dining Center right on your smartphone! Search "Bite by Sodexo" in your app store, download the free app, and enter this code: b6jz6.
Location and Contact
Brushaber Commons, Level 3
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul MN, 55112
Tammi Mild, Dining Services Administrator
Clark Knutson, Executive Chef