University Housing

Sutter Residential Dining Center


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 our vendors to achieve our goal to be sustainable, healthy and fresh through action and education!

We Accommodate Food Allergies

We Got It

Associated Students Dining Services makes every effort to identify ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for those with food allergies. Every effort is made to instruct our student and career staff on the severity of food allergies.

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  • More About Food Allergies

    We also label items that may contain possible allergen ingredients but there is always a possibility of contamination. There is also the possibility that manufacturers of the commercial foods we use could change the formulation at any time, without notice.

    Customers concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk. A.S. Dining Services will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to food consumed, or items one may come in contact with, while eating at any Associate Student Dining food service.

    Residential Housing students with food allergies or dietary restriction are encouraged to complete the Food Allergy Advisory Form, to give Sutter dining information on what your food allergy or dietary restriction is.

    We will follow up with all students who contact us. Residential Housing Students with food allergies are also encouraged to contact the Center for Healthy Communities (CHC), by email at chc@csuchico.edu for additional information and/or support.

  • Did You Know?
    • AS Dining purchases only cage-free eggs for all areas of dining on campus.
    • Sutter dining switched all of our oils from soy bean oil to canola oil for all fryers and cooking.
    • All coffee served at Sutter dining is certified fair trade and purchased through a local vendor, Six Degree Coffee.
    • Bulk dispensers are used when practical to reduce packaging. Products available in bulk include juices, sodas, milk, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, BBQ sauce and cereals.
    • Sutter is a tray-free dining hall.
      • This conserves energy and water that would be used to clean.
      • Reduces cleaning products and food waste
    • Sutter dining recycles 800 gallons of used fryer oil every year
    • All pre and post-consumer waste is composted, all cans, cardboard and plastic is recycled and diverted from landfill
    • Food left overs at school closures are donated to a local food bank
    • Partnership with the UCSC Real Food Calculator Program for a biannual assessment of our Real Food purchases within our dining halls.
    • Sutter Dining employees 175 part time student employees
    • Sutter Dining is committed to the Real Food Challenge which means we strive to purchase food that is Local & Community Based, Fair, Ecologically Sound, and Humanely Raised
    • Sutter Dining creates all meals using real ingredients made from scratch with attention to detail by a talented culinary team
  • Need a Take-Out Option?

    Ask about our breakfast box and sack lunch program at the front desk.

  • Questions?

    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 at 530-898-5962 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 (The HUB) 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.

Sutter Dining Hours

Sutter Residential Dining Center
Monday - Friday
Breakfast: 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 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.

Wildcat Den 
Monday - Friday
7 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.