Finding your favorite foods on campus is easy. We are proud to offer a dining program that offers ridiculously delicious food that often features produce grown right here on campus!
The Dining Commons features a wide selection of fresh entrees available at 6 unique stations, a fresh salad/deli bar, and a delectable desert section.
New Menu, Fresh New Choices
Welcome to a new school year and new food at the Westmont College Dining Commons! We are excited to share with you a few key things you'll want to look for when dining with us this year:
Variety & Innovation
A new menu is here! It's based upon current student preferences and delivers a new type of variety into the menu. We know you want different high-quality choices every day—a mixture of innovative trendy choices and comfort food from home—and this new menu gives you just that!
Fresh & Sustainable Choices
You can expect to see a variety of fresh and healthy seasonal produce. Half of all menu choices meet wellness criteria for reduced amounts of fat, calories, sodium, and other nutritional attributes, which is communicated with our new Mindful icon on menu signs. The new menu also includes additional vegetarian options and sustainable seafood selections.
Staff Training & Pride
Our team is going through new training as we work together to prepare fresh choices for you every day. We look forward to hearing your thoughts about the new choices.
Welcome to the DC
The DC is a unique environment where students have the ability to transform the space into whatever fits their needs. Whether they are looking for a place to interact with friends on campus, meet with a professor, catch up on studying, or attend one of the DC's great events, they can do so while enjoying food designed by culinary innovators. The DC has been designed to incorporate the newest trends in university dining. Guests may choose from one or all of our specially designed menus & culinary concepts. Read all about the offerings at the DC:
My Dish features familiar ingredients with a dash of innovation at an entrée station that is self-serve or served by our team. This station includes a variety of options including hot entrees, sides, and many healthy options.
Granary is a salad bar offering a variety of composed salads with hearty and ancient grains. This station is separate from our typical salad bar. The Granary station includes plenty of grain options for health-conscious diners seeking great-tasting salads.
Bistro Grill is our everyday grill that provides guests with a variety of choices from healthy to indulgent, familiar to intriguing. Bistro Grill offers burger options ranging from classic cheeseburgers to limited time specials such as our beef mushroom burger as well as a selection of chicken, turkey and vegetarian options. We also offer guests breakfast burrito and omelette options traditional to Westmont culture, featuring the famous #2 with tots.
Piatto, which is Italian for "plate," is our traditional Italian station serving up fresh baked pizza with classic toppings, served hot. It also offers specialty pizzettas, cassolettes, and other Italian favorites, like pasta and meatballs.
International Flavors, as the name may hint, is our globally-inspired station filled with meals that are loved around the world! Here, we explore cuisine such as Asian street food, Japanese ramen, Indian curries, and even specialty items like Australian dishes.
Seasons is a salad, deli, and soup station featuring a variety of fresh and in-season produce, along with proteins, and toppings. You can create a fresh and wholesome salad that meets your flavor and dietary preferences simply and quickly. Not in the mood for a salad? We have you covered! Make your own deli sandwich or get a fresh bowl of soup, made daily from scratch.
For Students with Allergies/Dietary Restrictions:
Simple Servings is the DC's allergy free station. The dining options served here do not contain peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products, eggs, or gluten. This new dining option provides students with allergies a safe station to go to with new and delicious dishes everyday, whether it be a chicken dish, salad, or a variety of other options. We are happy to suit your needs here at the DC to make our dining options available to everyone!
My Zone is a self-serve area for students to access gluten-free and other allergen-free items as well as appliances to avoid cross-contamination. Students who request to use the My Zone area due to allergies are able to receive a key to the cabinets, where they can store their own food as well as access the food that Sodexo provides for them. This area provides a safe environment for students to make their own food and receive items such as bread, cookies, and other desserts that match their needs.
To request a key or to meet with our staff to discuss your allergen needs at the DC, email Kenny Chism at firstname.lastname@example.org
To receive a key, students will need to go through orientation to understand how to use each area. View the Orientation Packet here to prepare for your meeting with our staff.