Sutter Residential Dining Center

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Our Commitment

Associated Students Residential Dining is committed to providing fresh, delicious, and nutritious meals that reflect current culinary trends, and cuisine from around the world. Our team of managers and chefs work closely with the University farm, local produce companies, and California's only Certified Green food service provider to achieve our goal. To be sustainable, healthy and fresh through action and education! Find out more about AS Dining Services.

Meet Our Team

Food is our passion. Our culinary team is dedicated to providing the freshest food with healthy options available every day. Head Chef Aric Snow is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Portland Oregon. With a team of passionate workers we try hard at delivering the very best for our guests.

Meals and Hours

The Sutter Residential Dining Center serves 19 meals weekly—all in an "all you care to eat" format: Three meals a day are served Monday through Friday; brunch and dinner are served on Saturday and Sunday and academic holidays.

Dining hours at Sutter Residential Dining center:

Breakfast: 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays
Brunch: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Dining Stations

We have four stations that offer great meals. Main Stage is our centered location serving breakfast & highlighted dishes each day. Hot Spot is our grill area serving up burgers, tacos and other great specials. Pizazz is our Chef's creative platform where they will create a special everyday. Fresh paired with Guilt is our Salad & Deli bar where you can choose from all different types of toppings for your salad. The Guilt side offers homemade pastries and delicant desserts.

Sutter Cafe

The Cafe is our late night establishment. We offer an array of quick snacks such as; pizza by the slice, paninis, hot & cold sandwiches, salads, smoothies and so much more. Come by and pick up a Grab N Go entree. We also accept meal plans. View the Cafe menu.

Healthy Eating

We want to provide our guests with healthy options each and every day. Each meal we offer a vegetarian or vegan option as well as nutrition information for each dish we serve. 


We love to hear from people who want to share their love of food. Have a question regarding an allergy? Need help with developing a dietary guideline? We even accept ideas for menu items. Feel free to contact us and we will do our very best to answer it in a timely manner.

Campus Residential Dining Program Wins Coveted National Award

The National Association of College and University Food Service [NACUFS] has honored the Sutter Residential Dining Center with the coveted 2013  “Silver Plate Award” for its institutional category – “Residential Dining Concepts – Medium-sized Institution”. It is noteworthy that this was Chico State’s first attempt to gain recognition on a national stage.

Awards are determined by a national panel of college/university food service experts. Each campus program is judged in five (5) categories: menus; merchandising & presentation; marketing; nutrition; other program/services. The Residential Dining Concepts category is the most rigorous due to the complexities and demands associated with operating a residential dining program.

On average–the Sutter Residential Dining Center and Café serves more than 15,000 meals each week.

About Sutter Hall

Sutter Hall (student housing, residential dining center, and programming center) has received LEED Gold certification by the US Green Building Council. The Sutter Hall complex, approximately 111,000 square feet, opened fall 2010. The residential facility accommodates 232 undergraduate students. The dining center–comprised of five unique food service platforms including the Sutter Café–seats 635 patrons. The programming center (UHUB) is a multi-purpose facility with large meeting rooms, a smart classroom, RHA offices, and resource center.

LEED Gold certification [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] is a rating system designed to guide and distinguish high-performance buildings that have less of an impact on the environment, are healthier for those who work and live in the building, and are more profitable than their conventional counterparts. LEED for New Construction (like the Sutter Hall) is a performance-oriented rating system where building projects earn points for satisfying criteria designed to address specific environmental impacts inherent in the design, construction, operations, and management of a building.


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