Campus Dining

New Food Service Operations Coming Soon!

Effective at the 2018 Fall quarter, the college closed its current iteration of our Food Services operations. The cafeteria is now permanently closed and the Chef City Grill is closed during 2019 Winter quarter.

The college is in the process of entering into an agreement with Avanti Markets Northwest. Avanti provides a micro market service and technology. This market will offer hundreds of choices to students and employees - delicious meals, fresh fruits, snacks, and drinks. The market also will promote a healthier lifestyle, including organic, low-fat and gluten free selections. Items are restocked daily and the menu items will change every 30 days or so.

The market utilizes cutting-edge technology to deliver variety and convenience with the heart of the market being a self-service kiosk. Individuals can pay for their purchases with credit, debit, the Market Card (Avanti's stored value rewards card), or cash. There is also the convenience of paying with your smart phones using Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, or the Avanti mobile app. This allows the market to be open 24 hours a day and provide food offerings to students and employees in the evenings, weekends, and during breaks.

We are excited about what's ahead for Food Services, and we feel this will be a perfect fit and solution to address food offerings and service to the college. We understand that during this transition, there will be very limited food options, and it may be inconvenient for a number of you. We ask your patience during this time and strongly believe the wait will be worth it.

Timeline

In order to accommodate this change, there will be a minor renovation to the food services area. The following is an estimated timeline for this transition:

  • December: Minor renovation of Food Services (Walls, Flooring, Power, Data) takes place. It is projected to take 2-3 weeks to complete.
  • January: During January and early February, Avanti installs their equipment, kiosk, and cameras.
  • February: We anticipate a grand opening in early February. Look for fun activities as we get ready to launch our new Food Services.

Culinary Arts Program Facility Changes

During Winter quarter, the Culinary Arts program will also be undergoing its own improvements in the kitchen prep area. This remodel has been planned for many months. As a result, the Chef City Grill will not be open during Winter quarter; however, the Culinary and Baking Arts programs are working with us to provide some food options during this transition. These will be available a couple of weeks after Winter quarter begins starts.