To proudly provide delicious experiences and value to our customers and to the campus community.
Our Service Standards
Every Cal Poly Campus Dining employee receives health and safety as well as customer service training to deliver the best possible experience.
Campus Dining Overview
Campus Dining offers a wide variety of restaurants, food trucks and markets on campus with flexible business hours, including late nights and holidays. Fresh foods are brought in from local and regional sources to create meals that are colorful and nutritious. Three executive chefs, one dining director and two assistant dining directors with experience at top restaurants and universities lead our dining team to bring high-quality offerings and service to our customers.
As a leading university in sustainability, Campus Dining practices sustainable business methods to minimize our environmental foodprint. From using old fryer oil for biodiesel campus vehicles, to composting hundreds of tons of pre and post-consumer waste, Campus Dining is committed to “greening up” Cal Poly. Learn more about our environmental practices on our sustainability webpage.
In addition, Campus Dining is proud to support the Cal Poly enterprise food programs, such as Cal Poly cheeses, chocolates, honey, wines, sauces and fresh produce from the Cal Poly farms. Many of the products are featured at Campus Market, Village Market and University Catering.
Campus Dining is a commercial service of Cal Poly Corporation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, which provides the university with a variety of commercial, fiscal, and administrative services. The corporation currently employs more than 3000 students, faculty and staff, making it one of the largest employers in the county (Corporation website).
Awards and Memberships
2020 NACUFS Bronze Nutrition Award – Campus Dining was recognized for its Choosewell Ambassadors, an innovative wellness and nutrition program.
2019 NACUFS Silver Loyal E. Horton Dining Award – University Catering was recognized for its efforts for the grand opening of Cal Poly’s yakʔitʸutʸu residential halls.
2018 NACUFS Grand Prize Loyal E. Horton Dining Award – University Catering received top honors for its online catering menu.
2017 NACUFS Silver Loyal E. Horton Dining Award – University Catering was recognized for its work creating and executing the CSU auxiliaries CEO dinner.
2016 NACUFS Silver Loyal E. Horton Dining Award – University Catering was recognized for its work creating and executing Cal Poly’s annual fundraising dinner.
2014 NACUFS Silver Loyal E. Horton Dining Award – University Catering was recognized for its work creating and executing Cal Poly’s annual fundraising dinner.
2012 NACUFS Gold Loyal E. Horton Dining Award – University Catering received top honors for its online catering menu.
NACUFS.org: Campus Dining is proud to be a member of the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS)
ServeSafe: Food industry regulations stipulate that every foodservice organization has at least one employee that is sanitation certified. Campus Dining has exceeded this standard by having nearly all of its regular employees certified through the National Restaurant Association’s SERVSAFE program.
California Restaurant Association: Campus Dining is proud to be a member of the California Restaurant Association.