October 2, 2018

The Green Tidings food truck first came to the University of Maryland in 2013. Since then, it has been constantly looking to help improve sustainability around campus

A love letter to the Green Tidings food truck

September 24, 2017

Views expressed in opinion columns are the author's own.

The Green Tidings food truck has returned to UMD after a seven-month absence

March 28, 2017

By the time it opened around 11:45 a.m., students and faculty had lined up outside, eager to place orders for the local, sustainable dishes the food truck is known for. Pedestrians paused on their way past the Main Administration Building to check out the menu, which included rigatoni with beef ragout and a veggie burrito

The Green Tidings food truck is closed indefinitely

September 1, 2016

The Green Tidings food truck will be closed until further notice.

Nando’s works with Green Tidings to donate proceeds to Campus Pantry

March 28, 2016

The trademark cockerel from Nando's Peri-Peri greeted Green Tidings customers as the Afro-Portuguese restaurant sold menu items from the food truck, with proceeds donated to the University of Maryland Campus Pantry.

Veteran chef looks to take Good Tidings to new heights

February 11, 2016

Chef Tom Schraa first saw an ad for a job with this university's catering department in the newspaper. After years of working at restaurants in Dallas, Miami, Chicago and Washington, the idea of working five days a week was appealing.

Terp Farm attracts UMD community with first Fall Harvest Festival

October 11, 2015

The University of Maryland Green Tidings food truck serves food to guests at the Terp Farm Harvest Festival

Green Tidings chef talks about the food truck and Terp Farm on BTN

October 2, 2015

The Big Ten Network interviewed Chef Will Rogers to discuss the success of the Terp Farm and how the produce is integrated in the food truck menu.

Green Tidings executive chef to compete in national cooking contest

April 16, 2015

Chef Will Rogers has won an American Culinary Federation gold medal and took first place at the National Association of College & University Food Services 2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference at Gettysburg College in March. 

Green Tidings chef teaches students, residents about vegetarian cooking

April 1, 2015

Twice a week, Will Rogers, the Green Tidings executive chef, leads 12 participants in a vegetarian cooking class held in the basement of Stamp Student Union.

Green Tidings officials prepare to update food truck for spring

December 16, 2014

   Green Tidings employees spent the summer outfitting the new truck with a green banner, training employees for safety and adjusting to a new workspace after a fire decommissioned the original truck in the spring.

  The new Green Tidings truck has operated regularly since early September and is now about to enter what executive chef Will Rogers called “phase two,” including a number of updates for the campus’s staple diner on wheels.

  Among the changes are new menu items, a rewards program for returning customers and the use of more features on the truck, he said.

Green Tidings is back with a makeover

September 24, 2014

  After a fire last March put the Green Tidings food truck out of use and injured four employees, the truck has emerged from the ashes for its reopening near the Art-Sociology building today.

  The truck has operated under irregular hours on weekdays since Sept. 5, when it opened as a surprise near Tawes Hall, but it will now resume its normal 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekday hours. Executive chef Will Rogers said the past two weeks have served as a trial period during which staff could become acquainted with the new and improved truck.

Like No Where Else: An Interview with Chef Will Rogers

March 15, 2014

   If you’ve been on the College Park campus lately I’m sure you’ve noticed we’ve got a food truck roaming the campus each day. Beginning just last semester, Green Tidings Food Truck started serving the Maryland student body some really delicious bites.  The fact that students were getting something other than the standard dining hall food was enough to make it a hit, but the fact that the man behind the whole operation was also a trained chef made things all that much better.

    The Green Tidings Food Truck prides itself on using locally sourced ingredients in order to be as sustainable as possible.  The University of Maryland promotes the concept of sustainability throughout the campus and through the food truck Maryland students are able to get a first-hand understanding of this.



Good Tidings chef promotes sustainability through UMD Green Tidings food truck

Nov 6, 2013

William Rogers had a problem, and it had to do with straws.

  As the executive chef of Good Tidings, this university’s catering service, straws were certainly not Rogers’ only concern. But they became an important part of his effort to streamline the process of waste disposal at the food truck, UMD Green Tidings, that he has run on campus since June.

  The problem is that these compostable straws were made of a material that was too weak. Students hoping to enjoy lemonade from the food truck were having difficulty, as the straws tended to puncture when pushed through the lids. Recently, the truck transitioned to a different but more durable compostable straw.

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