Cal Dining is committed to serving food at the intersection of delicious, nutritious and sustainable. In addition to focusing on plant-forward cooking, Cal Dining prioritizes using ingredients that are locally grown, humanely-treated and environmentally and socially responsible. We are committed to providing an environmentally friendly dining program that supports the Cal community.


Explore our sustainability practices!

Sustainable Food

Waste Reduction


Questions or comments about our program? Email Sam, our Environment Initiatives Coordinator at

Visit the SERC blog for more updates from the Cal Dining Sustainability Team! 
Seafood Watch
A commonly placed stereotype about seafood in dorm dining is that it is mysterious- mysterious in where it came from, and how exactly it got...
Local food
It isn't every night that trout from Mt. Lassen, foraged mushrooms from Sebastopol, and butter beans from Half Moon Bay are served in the dining halls...