Eat at State News

The Culinary Services (CS) Food Committee is a partnership between CS and various students and groups across campus. It provides an opportunity for insights, ideas and comments to be brought forward, and for students to learn more about what's happening in CS.

1855 Place

We are pleased to announce that Michigan State University (MSU) Culinary Services is moving to a new office location. On Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, our team will transition from West McDonel Hall to 1855 Place. Our new address will be 550 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI 48823.

Eid at State Dinner

On Sept. 21, Culinary Services (CS) co-hosted a dinner at The Vista at Shaw in honor of Eid ul Adha, the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year. This significant holiday commemorates accomplishment and serves as a reminder of when Ibrahim (Abraham) was willing to sacrifice his son to God, according to Islamic belief. Eid ul Adha is celebrated with family, parties and traditional food.

Rita Lyon and other bakers prepare Gwen's Bagels

For the ninth consecutive October, MSU Bakers is supporting National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Gwen’s Bagels. These plump, pink bagels with dried cranberries help celebrate breast cancer survivors and honor the memory of victims. Every bagel is made from scratch and baked fresh by MSU Bakers’ Rita Lyon, whose mother Gwen (the namesake of the bagels) passed away in 1972 of breast cancer.

MSU Concessions Gyro

The MSU Concessions team is ready to take on the 2017 football season, including seven home games at Spartan Stadium. This year, a new Gyro Cart in the south end zone features a traditional gyro with thinly sliced beef and lamb on warm pita bread with diced tomatoes, tzatziki sauce, red onion and crumbled feta.

Clean ingredients. Fantastic flavors.

Culinary Services has transitioned its Main Street restaurant in The Vista at Shaw to highlight a new “clean” menu. Current trends show that diners desire wholesome foods over processed. While there is no one-size-fits-all for healthy dining, this concept removes some of the guess work, allowing the foods and flavors to shine through.

Clean Plates at State

Have you been seeking out ways to make a difference on campus? Now’s your chance! Every year, Culinary Services (CS) conducts a Clean Plates at State food waste audit in each residential dining hall at MSU. The program helps put environmental sustainability into perspective for campus diners, encouraging them to take simple steps to avoid wasting food.

Culinary Services offers low-cost, all-you-care-to-eat dining options for students, faculty/staff and the campus community.

Last year, meal rates for off-campus and faculty/staff plans as well as the public remained constant, however, due to increased operational costs, including food and utilities, many rates will rise at the beginning of the fall semester.

Starbucks at 1855 Place

On Aug. 1, 2017, MSU Culinary Services (CS) opened two new retail locations at 1855 Place: Sparty’s Market and Starbucks. Located at the corner of Kalamazoo St. and Harrison Road, 1855 Place enhances the student experience by providing a community complete with revitalized housing, engagement areas, scenic plazas and retail options to fulfill every Spartan’s need.

Batman actor on the Batcycle

Michigan State University (MSU) Culinary Services (CS) has been awarded silver in the residential dining special event category from the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) for the Superheroes Halloween Event held at Hubbard Hall in October 2016. The award was presented July 15 during the NACUFS National Conference in Nashville, Tenn.