About Cal Poly Campus Dining

Our Goal

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

NACUFS.org: In 2018, Campus Dining won top awards in the NACUFS (National Association of College and University Food Services) “Best in Business” competition. Among universities across the country, it took gold for the Online Catering Menu award and Silver for the Special Catering Event award.

In 2014, Campus Dining took silver for the Special Catering Event award.

In 2012, Campus Dining took gold for the Online Catering Menu award.

In 2008 and 2009, Cal Poly Campus Dining took first place for the new Village Market in Poly Canyon Village.

ServeSafe: Food industry regulations stipulate that every food service organization have 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.

Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP): Since 1995, Campus Dining has been a WRAP winner for our efforts in waste reduction and recycling on campus.

WRAP is an annual awards program established by the California Integrated Waste Management Board to recognize California businesses that have made outstanding efforts to reduce nonhazardous waste and send less garbage to our landfills.