About UC Santa Cruz Dining

UCSC’s location on the Monterey Bay offers more than just magnificent views and unique educational opportunities, it offers an array of seasonal, local foods. This region grows some of the most amazing produce, which our chefs incorporate into the menus at the dining halls and cafés on campus. Nourishing you with great food is what UC Santa Cruz Dining is all about. 

We’re here for you to talk to and interact with, from asking questions about special dietary needs, or requesting the chef to make a special order for you. Additionally, we can help you navigate the best methods for getting the full value for your meal plan.

In addition to managing 5 campus dining halls, an online grocery store, and numerous cafes, coffee shops and restaurants, UC Santa Cruz Dining also offers University Catering which is available for both on-campus and off-campus university events.


  • Provide high quality service and food
  • Create a diverse, safe, fun and trusting environment for our guests and team
  • Continue to build and innovate our dining program
  • Embrace social, nutritional and financial responsibilities