Students Say “Buenos Dias” to Newly Opened Dining Option

Wholly Habaneros cafe opens on Berea College Campus

Now, in addition to many food stations in the Mountaineer Dining Room, Berea College students have another on-campus option at the new Wholly Habañeros Café. The new eatery serves fresh Mexican-style foods including a selection of tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and nachos that can be customized with various toppings. Located on the first floor of the Woods-Penniman building, the new Wholly Habañeros Café is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wholly Habañeros is associated with food services corporation Sodexo USA, which also manages Berea Dining Services. Alumnus David McHargue ’90, who directs Berea Dining Services, was instrumental in bringing this new dining concept from Sodexo to Berea’s campus. At the recent grand opening, McHargue wielded giant wooden scissors to cut the ceremonial ribbon at the Café. Representatives from the Berea Chamber of Commerce and Sodexo took part in the ribbon-cutting.

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students from 41 states and 76 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly to earn money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.