We know that today’s students have more dining options than ever before. Carleton University Dining Services offers customer-oriented eateries featuring broad and varied menu choices. We have created an environment that offers students quality, value, convenience and excitement.
Responsible and Sustainable Food
Currently, 24% of our purchases are comprised of local, ecological and humane foods; sustainable seafood, and Fair Trade / Rain Forest Alliance Certified coffees, teas and other products.
We support local farmers by purchasing produce in season – look for local vegetables and fruits within our locations, they change by the season.
Currently 93% of our coffee purchases through local concepts are Fair Trade and many are also organic. Last year we served over 35,000 Rain Forest Alliance Certified tea bags.
Food Waste Reduction
This program helps measure, track and reduce food waste on campus – on average reducing food waste by 15% to date!
Initiatives are taking place across campus to divert food waste from landfills and cycle it back to the earth!
Separation and recycling of metal, plastic, glass and cardboard is happening at all our locations for both employees and customers.
We’ve eliminated the use of trays at all our locations. Removing trays reduces food waste by 25-30% per person!