Eat at State News

Starbucks coffee and croissant

As fall semester begins, the Culinary Services team is excited to enhance the Combo-X-Change (CX) meal benefit program! Dining plan holders can now redeem their CX at on-campus Starbucks locations.

Mediterranean Breakfast Bowl

Eat at State is pleased to announce the launch of mobile ordering! Our new app allows you to pre-order your meal for pick up at open residential dining halls and pay with an on-campus dining plan or Spartan Cash. We continue to test debit/credit card transactions as well as other dining plans as a payment option, and we hope to accept them in the future.

Jermaine Buchanan

In July, Food Management released a feature recognizing foodservice heroes across the country. Out of 23 heroes included in the article, seven are Culinary Services team members. These individuals stepped up to support students in a time of need, providing meals to those in isolation, adapting to an ever-changing environment, creating innovative meals and modes of service, and sourcing supplies in high demand.

Student getting a meal at Holmes Dining Hall
This article includes dining hours as well as quick links to key websites that Spartans may find useful as they transition into fall semester.
Guest using a sanitation station in Holmes Dining Hall

Throughout the summer, MSU Culinary Services (CS) has continued to assess the needs of our Spartan community, closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and communicating changes with students and guests.

Cindy Baswell with Sparty

Cindy Baswell, manager of MSU Bakers, was honored as a 2020 recipient of the Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award. The award, presented annually to six university support staff members, is named in honor of Jack Breslin, who served MSU as a student leader, honored athlete, top administrator and steadfast advocate.

Student volunteers during Clean Plates at State
Michigan State University was recently recognized with two gold awards for sustainability from the National Association of College and University Food Services. The awards recognize food procurement practices as well as outreach and education efforts.
Sous Chef Jordan Durkin and Registered Dietitian Gina Keilen
In early May, Michigan State University (MSU) was announced as the recipient of the 2020 Best Allergy Innovation Award from AllerTrain™. ​ A leading food allergy and gluten-free training program, AllerTrain™ by MenuTrinfo® recognizes industry leaders at the forefront of food allergy safety, education and service through their annual allergy awards.
Michigan State University (MSU) was recently named the No. 1 college and university dining program in the nation. The honor was given by FoodService Director, a non-commercial industry leader encompassing colleges and universities, business and industry, contract management, schools, healthcare senior living, correctional facilities and the military.
Presidential Chicken
If you're missing some of your campus dining favorites, create them at home and experience a taste of MSU! We're featuring recipes on our social media accounts, so be sure to follow Eat at State on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and check this page for additions as we share more items.