About CSE Dining

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Fresh Approach to Food

Our focus is on craftsmanship, and we choose imperfect over standardized food. Our chefs take production into their own hands - chopping, dicing, peeling and cooking from scratch with real ingredients. It's at the core of who we are, and we embrace it.

How We Keep Our Food Real

  • We're cracking fresh, cage-free eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • All of our pizzas look different because they were made by hand.
  • Our ovens are always roasting the delicious meats and vegetables served as entrees.
  • Our freezers are really quite small. That's because we only use USDA-inspected, all natural, fresh and never-frozen ground beef.
  • We know you want future generations to enjoy seafood, too, which is why we follow Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch guidelines for sustainability.
  • Milk doesn't travel well - that's why ours is delivered from local dairy farms.
  • Our cheese comes from animals, not labs.
  • Our fish and chicken tastes better because we bread each piece by hand.
  • Potatoes, delivered fresh from the farm and in their original form, make the best mashed potatoes and fresh-cut French fries.
  • All our food is trans-fat free, however, other fats may still apply. After all, we're chefs, not magicians!
  • Real soup or sauce doesn't come from a can, jar or pouch. That's why ours taste so good. It's better for you, too!
  • Our deli salads are fresher and healthier because we prepare all the ingredients ourselves. That means hand-shredding cabbage, dicing potatoes and chopping celery.
  • Our freshly sliced deli meats build a better sandwich.

Sustainable Dining

Sustainability is important to us, and we pride ourselves on providing a socially responsible, customer-focused culinary experience.



EcoSteps™ illustrates the progress we have made in addressing sustainable food service, greening our dining operations and expanding our social responsibility. Preserving our planet's resources for future generations is of the utmost importance to us.



FarmSource® is an initiative that helps us find and partner with some of the finest food growers and producers in our communities. Through FarmSource®, as much as 20 percent of the food we serve is provided exclusively by local sources.


FarmSource® produce is sourced within 150 miles of our local distributors. We select these growers through farmer-based organizations.


FarmSource® dairy products come from farms located within 150 miles of their milk processing facility. These dairies are independently owned and operated by local families who choose not to treat their cows with rBGH (bovine growth hormone). The result: deliciously natural, hormone-free milk.


FarmSource® meat is produced regionally. These facilities are USDA-inspected and source their animals from farms that are within a three-hour drive of the processing facility.


FarmSource® artisan producers devote their time, energy and passion to crafting a limited line of products that are high in quality and unique in flavor. Often, artisan producers have but a single product line, created at a single facility.