University Housing

Food and Dining

Éstom Jámani Dining

The Éstom Jámani Residential Dining Center is the hub for Dining on campus. Within Éstom Jámani Dining Hall are four “all you care to eat” stations and one grill station. A variety of meals are served every day with each station serving its unique style of dining experience.

  • At Main Stage the menu selections will be changing every day with a variety of cooking styles. From Kung Pao stir fry to lasagna the Main Stage station is where you will find food from around the world. Vegetarian substitutions are available upon request.
  • At Fresh, a large fully stocked Salad Bar using locally sourced raw, cooked and composed ingredients making for a healthy meal option. Hot and cold cereal along with an assortment of fresh cut fruit and yogurt available for breakfast. Lunch time soups and sandwich bar round out the Fresh Station.
  • Pizza, Pasta and Burritos are served in a large combined area. Three types of pizzas hot and by the slice, burritos with changing proteins and vegetables, and pasta served with a choice of sauces are available for lunch and dinner.
  • The Plant Based station is dedicated to plant forward options and any allergen sensitive food items. Gluten free pastas and sauces, vegan proteins and cheeses round out the Plant Based station.
  • Éstom Jámani Grill has a menu all its own with weekly changing items. Vegetarian substitutions available upon request.

The Wildcat Den is a stand-alone café serving freshly made smoothies, breakfast pizzas, sandwiches and Espresso drinks.  

Flex Cash

Flex Cash is accepted at Butte Station, Common Grounds, Marketplace Cafe, Urban Roots, on-campus food trucks, and athletics events!

For up-to-date information on food trucks throughout campus, check out the AS Dining Instagram!(opens in new window) 

Ordering Food To-Go

Students can use their meal plan to place to-go orders from Éstom Jámani Residential Dining Center by using the "Get" App. All orders are prepared as soon as they are placed and are picked up from the Fire Lane Express door located behind the Wildcat Den. Students will receive a notification that their order is ready and have 30 minutes from the time of that notification to pick up their meal. For mobile devices click GET Mobile App Instructions (PDF), and for desktop users follow the GET Website Instructions (PDF)

Éstom Jámani Dining Schedule

On-Campus Retail Dining

  • Éstom Jámani Dining & Wildcat Den Hours

    Éstom Jámani Dining Hours -

    Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm

    Friday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm

    Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

    Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

    Wildcat Den Hours - 

    Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Éstom Jámani Station Opening & Closing Times

    Fresh (salad bar)

    • Monday - Friday 7:30 am-10:30 am Breakfast / 10:30 am-9:00 pm Lunch & Dinner
    • Saturday - Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    • Burritos Monday - Friday 10:30 am-9:00 pm

    Éstom Jámani Grill

    • Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Mini Menu
    • Monday - Thursday 5:00 pm -1 0:00 pm Full Menu
    • Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Mini Menu
    • Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Mini Menu
    • Sunday 5:00 pm-10:00 pm Full Menu

    Main Stage

    • Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 10:30 am Breakfast/ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm Lunch/ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Dinner
    • Friday 7:30 am - 10:30 am Breakfast/ 11:30 am-4:00 pm Lunch/ 5:00 pm-8:30 pm Dinner
    • Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Brunch/ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm Dinner
    • Sunday 10:00 am-2:00 pm Brunch/ 5:00 pm-9:30 pm Dinner


    • Monday- Thursday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm Pizza Only/ 5:00 pm-10:00 pm Pizza, Pasta, Noodle Bar
    • Friday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm Pizza Only/ 5:00 pm-9:00 pm Pizza, Pasta, Noodle Bar
    • Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Pizza Only
    • Sunday 12:00 pm-5:00 pm Pizza Only/ 5:00 pm-10:00 pm Pizza, Pasta, Noodle Bar
  • Marketplace Café

    Monday – Friday 

    7:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Student dining located inside the BMU.

  • Urban Roots

    Monday – Friday 

    8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Campus Community Natural Food Store.
    Located inside the BMU.

  • Common Grounds

    Monday – Friday 

    7:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Café shop located inside the BMU.  

  • Butte Station

    Monday – Friday 

    7:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Convenience store located next to Tehama Hall.

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.

  • 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 Éstom Jámani 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 for additional information and/or support.

  • Did You Know?
    • AS Dining purchases only cage-free eggs for all areas of dining on campus.
    • Éstom Jámani dining switched all of our oils from soybean oil to canola oil for all fryers and cooking.
    • All coffee served at Éstom Jámani 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.
    • Éstom Jámani is a tray-free dining hall.
      • This conserves energy and water that would be used to clean.
      • Reduces cleaning products and food waste
    • Éstom Jámani dining recycles 800 gallons of used fryer oil every year
    • All pre and post-consumer waste is composted, and all cans, cardboard, and plastic are recycled and diverted from landfill
    • Food leftovers 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.
    • Éstom Jámani Dining employees 175 part-time student employees
    • Éstom Jámani 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
    • Éstom Jámani 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 Éstom Jámani 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 foodservice experts. Each campus program is judged in five (5) categories: menus; merchandising & presentation; marketing; nutrition; other programs/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 Éstom Jámani Residential Dining Center and Café serve more than 15,000 meals each week.

  • About Éstom Jámani Hall

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