University of California Berkeley
Dining Head: Shawn LaPean, executive director of Cal Dining
Total Enrollment: 36,204
No. of Students Living on Campus: 6,750
No. of Meal Plans Sold: 10,104
Annual Dining Program Revenues: $59.5 million
Cost Range of Residential Meal Plans: n/a (room and board combined in one fee)
No. of Residential Dining Halls/Commons: 5*
No. of Retail Outlets: 11
Phone: (510) 643-8323
* Includes athletic training tables.
Cal Dining won three Higher Education 2013 Best Practice awards at the recent California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. One, for sustainable foodservice, was based on the department's food waste reduction efforts using the LeanPath program, which since August 2011 has reduced pre-consumer food waste by more than a third.
Notable are the 100 percent certified organic salad bars at all four dining halls. Also, Crossroads Dining Hall is the first green-certified building at UC Berkeley and has the nation’s first organic certified kitchen on a college campus.
UC-Berkeley also recently signed a contract with the College and University Resource Alliance group purchasing organization geared specifically to the higher education foodservice market.