On August 13th The Daily Meal released their annual “75 Best Colleges for Food” survey. While the study used much of the same criteria as last year, this year they considered the area food scene; with a plethora of diverse food within walking distance, Oxy is certainly good on that front. The Daily Meal also didn’t consider student input, because they “didn’t want school pride to interfere with the ranking.” Never fear though – apparently Oxy’s food is even better with an objective view! Considering the jump from #14 last year, to #8 this year, Oxy’s Own Dining Services...Read More
Dining news, upcoming special events and responses to your suggestions
August 22, 2014
Occidental ranks #8 in The Daily Meal's annual study of dining at almost 2,000 4-year colleges around the nation, and #3 for Vegetarian Friendly Campuses
August 6, 2014
Campus Dining Reaches 15% Real Food!
Campus Dining is proud to announce that, for the 2013-2014 academic year, Real Food purchases accounted for 15% of our spending, according to the latest, more rigorous guidelines published by the Real Food Challenge. We are thrilled to be well on our way to the Real Food Challenge national goal of 20% by 2020.
For more background on the Real Food Challenge organization check out their site, and for Oxy’s participation, take a look at our main Real Food Challenge page. You can stay up to date on our current sustainability efforts by following us on ...Read More
May 7, 2014
Information to help you plan your purchases and manage your accounts for the end of the year
All meal plans, FLEX plans, vending and rollover plans are valid and may be used for purchases in the dining facilities through Saturday May 17, 2014.
Seniors and others who will be on campus during Senior Week: The figures on the meal plan usage signs on-line and in the Marketplace DO NOT include the week of May 11. If you will be on campus that week, please budget your purchases so you will have enough in your account to eat.
Student Account Charge Deadlines: (For FLEX. Laundry, Bookstore Bengal Bucks and ID Cards)
Through Friday May 2, 4:30pm: Charges of any amount may be made on-line via MyOxy, Student Services tab, Student Business Services channel
May 2, 2014
Tuesday May 6
5pm - 7:30pm
5pm - 7:30pm
Pancakes at the Grill
Toppings, Toppings, Toppings!
Local & Organic Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits (vl) (v)
May 1, 2014
THIS MAY BE THE BEST THEME MEAL OF THE YEAR!
Authentic Recipes from Oxy's Own Chefs!
Monday May 5, 2014
11am - 1:15pm
Gorditas Stuffed With Asada Meat, Refried Beans
Soy Crumbles with Corn & Mexican Squash & Refried Beans (V)
Shredded Lettuce, Sour Cream, Queso Fresco
Home Made Salsas
April 21, 2014
This week is Earth Week. Celebrate and protect the environment by eating consciously!
The food system is responsible for over 20% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, and American food travels an average of 1,500-2,500 miles from farm to table. Look for a ‘carbon footprint of food’ poster to find the best options for eating sustainably.
April 22nd Earth Day Theme Lunch:
- Certified Humane Meyer’s Natural Beef Meatballs
- Made w/ local breadcrumbs from Oliver’s Artisan Breads, and Organic Parmesan and Milk
- Certified Humane Beef by the Global Animal Partnership (Step 3)
- Organic Fire-Roasted Artichokes (v, gf)...
April 15, 2014
April 22nd is Earth Day! Support sustainable food, and celebrate the planet this year by trying our Earth Day Theme Meal.
Earth Day was founded by a former U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, in the wake of a massive oil spill that occurred off the coast of Santa Barbara in 1969. Senator Nelson formed a bi-partisan alliance and mobilized 20 million Americans to demonstrate on behalf of the environment on April 22, 1970. That first Earth Day resulted in the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.
The U.S. food system is responsible for over 20% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, and American food travels an average of 1,500-2,500 miles from farm to table. This means prioritizing sustainable food has a huge potential impact. Local food travels fewer miles, so it has a lower carbon footprint. Organic growers eliminate dangerous pesticides that...Read More
April 7, 2014
In case you missed it before spring break, we’re highlighting our Certified Humane cage-free eggs, from Wilcox Family Farms
Wilcox Family Farms is a 100 year old farm that sits on 1,500 acres of sustainable farmland along the Nisqually River in the foothills of Mt Rainier. Since its beginnings, Wilcox Farms has been known for supplying high quality, farm fresh eggs to families and businesses in the Pacific Northwest. Today the fourth generation of the Wilcox Family continues in the tradition of sustainable farming and community outreach.
Wilcox Farms Cage Free chickens are free to run, preen and socialize proudly. They are fed 100% vegetarian feed and, like all of the Wilcox Chickens, are free from hormones and antibiotics. Wilcox grows part of their own feed on the farm and utilizes that for the chickens, as well as feed purchased from LOCAL farmers which produces the most nutritious and natural egg possible. Our happy, healthy hens...Read More
April 7, 2014
During Passover (Sundown Monday April 14 - Sundown Tuesday April 22) Campus Dining will offer "Passover Style" options!
Oil used in preparation of Passover Style items will be olive oil. Some salads will be prepared with kosher for Passover walnut oil (labeled).
The Homestyle Station menus will include Passover Style items at every lunch, brunch & dinner, identified by (p) on the menu boards.
Matzo Brei and scrambled eggs with lox will be available at the grill station for breakfast and brunch.
A Passover Style soup and Passover matzo crackers will be available each day.
Passover matzo will be available to substitute for bread. Matzo may also be purchased separately.
Kosher for Passover macaroons will be available at the bakery, and the bakery will make special Passover desserts.
Kosher for Passover cold cereals will be offered.
THE TIGER COOLER:...Read More
March 31, 2014
This week’s highlight is the Thursday Organic Bar.
The Organic Bar can be found every Thursday at the Grill, from 5-7:30, but this Thursday Chef Meesh has designed the menu around the theory of Barry Sears’ Zone Diet. The Zone Diet was developed based upon the theory that a high proportion of carbohydrates to protein can increase the levels of insulin in the blood, thereby causing the body to store more fat. According to Sears, ‘The Zone’ is the healthy hormone balance of insulin and glucagon which triggers the production of natural anti-inflammatory chemicals.
Since the anti-inflammatory chemicals are naturally produced, Sears’ says they are heart- and health-friendly, while still producing effects similar to Aspirin. Because of this, the Zone Diet can be a popular choice with athletes. However, it is worth noting that no direct...Read More