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Thrive at Owen
MSU Culinary Services received a grand prize from the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) to recognize Thrive at Owen, our allergen-free dining hall.
The Vista at Shaw

MSU Culinary Services continues to evaluate the needs of our campus community and how we may best serve Spartans with our current challenges due to COVID-19. Like other schools and universities across the country, we are experiencing severe staffing shortages. Many businesses in the local area and around the country are hiring. We are all competing for the same available talent.

The Workshop at STEM

Michigan State University (MSU) Culinary Services introduced a new dining option on campus Sept. 1. Located in the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility, The Workshop offers a unique service model and menu, creating excitement and value for the campus community.

Riverwalk Market at Owen seating area

 Below is a list of a frequently asked questions. We hope this information assists you with preparing for the semester ahead!

Veterans Day Dinner event in 2019

Michigan State University (MSU) was recently honored with two significant awards from the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). The organization recently announced its 2020 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards named after a NACUFS founder, past president and highly regarded innovator.

OCAT handing out Thanksgiving meals

When Michigan State University (MSU) transitioned to virtual courses in the spring of 2020, the Culinary Services (CS) team had reached the final stage of acquiring the remaining product needed to close out the semester. Acting quickly and remaining diligent, MSU Food Stores and partners across the department collaborated to reduce inventory from $1.8 million to around $750,000.

Campus building with spring flowers

Dining hours for spring semester finals week, graduation and summer are available at the links below.

Brody Square will close at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. The Edge at Akers and South Pointe at Case will close at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 2. For the summer, Holden Dining Hall will be open beginning Monday, May 3. For complete details, please see the resources below.

Retail services executive chef Kari Magee
Retail services executive chef Kari Magee competed in an American Culinary Federation event in March, earning a gold medal for her fully vegan dish.
Chicken shawarma grain bowl

Residents observing Ramadan from April 12 through May 12, 2021, will have options available in residential dining halls. This includes Halal protein options for dinner as well as vegan and vegetarian selections for breakfast and lunch.

Mediterranean farro salad

Each year, Whole Grain Sampling Day is recognized on March 31 to celebrate the flavors and health benefits of whole grains. For 2021, we are offering a variety of whole grains in locations to provide the campus community with an opportunity to sample different types of grains and learn more about them.