Dining Services at Central Washington University serves students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community to offer exceptional service and wholesome food. Dining Services is a part of the Auxiliary Enterprises team, which strives for excellence in offering nationally recognized, inclusive, and sustainable services to the campus community.

CWU's Dining Services is the single largest employer of student employees on campus, single handedly enabling over 300 students to better afford their education. Employment within Dining Services is a fast-paced, fulfilling experience where students learn a great deal about team contribution, time management and customer service. We are proud to be student driven, and to be shaping the minds and work ethic of the next generation.

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  • Our Values

    • Culinary Excellence - Offering continuous menu and service innovations which incorporate consistent quality and presentation.
    • Diversity Engaging with our students to promote the diversity of our campus community through the food and cultures represented.
    • Innovative Technologies - Identifying and incorporating advanced systems to elevate guest experiences and provide operational efficiencies.
    • Sustainable Practices - Ensuring a healthy future for our students and planet.
    • Fiscal Responsibility - Making data-driven decisions to support responsible business management.
    • Staff Development - Providing continued training and growth opportunities for all employees.
    • Culture - Creating a sense of belonging, engagement, and campus partnerships.

  • Current Projects and Initiatives

    • Expanding the new mobile ordering program
    • Growing the new 1891 Catering program
    • Continuing to develop the relationship with the Wildcat Neighborhood Farm
    • Increasing local sourcing and sustainability initiatives
    • Supporting students with additional nutritional and wellness resources
    • Developing unique outlets for fresh and local produce, such as Fresh Bar

  • Dining Services Statistics

    Statistics reflect pre-COVID number

    • On-Campus Dining Locations: 9
    • Coffee Shops: 8
    • Markets: 3
    • Mobile Ordering Concepts: 6
    • Number of Annual Transactions: Over 1,000,000
    • Average Number of Daily Transactions: 10,000
    • Number of Meal Plans Sold Annually: 2,700

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