The Rad Dish Co-op Café is a student-governed and sustainable food cafe located in the Ritter Complex next to the Walk Auditorium. The cafe opened in January 2015, and is dedicated to selling exclusively local, organic, ethical (and delicious) food to the Temple community! The Cafe is open during the fall and spring semesters.
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More about the Rad Dish Co-op Cafe:
At the very core of the Rad Dish vision is the goal to be as transparent as possible with how their food is obtained. You can read more about their sourcing policy here.
The Rad Dish has a unique student-run & cooperative model, the only one of its kind in the region on a university campus, which extends far beyond the food they sell. Developed as an interdisciplinary learning laboratory space, the Rad Dish Co-Op café provides students the opportunity to investigate the intersection of sustainability, food systems and entrepreneurship. Students are responsible for sourcing, menu development, food preparation, business operations, management, marketing, governance and more. At the Rad Dish, students learn by doing and have the opportunity to put theory into practice. You can read more about their leadership structure here.
In addition to its robust co-curricular presence, Rad Dish has had an increasing role within the academic curriculum at Temple - with Independent Study, Internship and Seminar courses established through Fox and Geography & Urban Studies. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of Rad Dish, there are countless possibilities and ways in which academic departments can get involved. Read more here.
In October 2015, the Rad Dish Cafe won the AASHE Student Sustainability Leadership Award. In August 2016, the cafe won the SustainPHL’s Locavore Champion award.