The mission of Dining Services is to provide you with a wide range of easy and delicious dining options, make more healthful choices the easier choices to better fuel your body and mind, and create an atmosphere that is friendly, welcoming and conducive to interaction with your fellow students, faculty and staff.
Our dining services partner for nearly 20 years, Bon Appétit Management Company is committed to providing you with fresh, high quality food that is produced in a sustainable manner. Bon Appétit is nationally recognized as a leader in college dining. Our menus offer diverse cuisines from around the world, and our chefs and staff are accustomed to meeting special dietary needs, including kosher, halal, vegetarian and allergen-free options.
Washington University Dining Services follows our five tenets of campus dining.
- Freedom to practice, develop and explore.
- Dining as community-building
- Access to quality food
- Availability at Reasonable Cost
- Responsive Engagement
Sustainability is essential to our activities at Washington University in St. Louis. Integrating sustainable practices into every part of our process, we ensure that our food and beverages are ethically sourced, our waste is sustainably disposed and our carbon footprint is minimal. Learn more about our sustainability initiatives.
Washington University in St. Louis works to provide a wide variety of better for you food options in all dining locations. As one of the original schools in the Partnership for a Healthier American campus effort, the university transitioned from that effort to our Bear Balance Movement. This movement is focused on creating a campus environment that supports health and wellness. In Dining Services, you will see the Bear Balance icon, and the Connie’s choice icon, on items that provide better for you options as we continue to focus on making more healthful choices the easier choices.
We have a wonderful team at Dining Services. We are confident that you will enjoy the outstanding food and the high quality service we strive to provide each day. If we can do anything to make your dining experiences better, please let us know.