Welcome to Dining Services, winner of the prestigious 2009 Ivy Award. We are a multifaceted food service operation that provides meals and services to the campus community. We welcome all students, faculty and staff to dine in our three dining facilities. We offer menu selections that will meet dietary and budgetary needs of any guest. In addition to our residential meal plans we also accept, Visa and Master Card, OSU Card Cash, checks and cash. Our catering department provides services from the simple coffee service to the extravagant wedding event.
The mission of Dining Services is to provide meals, furnish retail and catering food service to students, faculty, staff, conference groups and campus visitors. As a self-funded auxiliary, Dining Services supports the residential life experience, promotes nutrition education, encourages diversity and cultural awareness, and enhances the image of the University.
Kerry Paterson joined University Housing & Dining Services in the summer of 2013. Paterson has more than 25 years of culinary experience and started his career in New Zealand where he earned the highest degree in culinary arts. He comes to Oregon State after 13 years of experience and leadership as an executive chef and an assistant director of dining services at University of Colorado's Boulder campus.
OSU's University Housing & Dining Services was the 2009 recipient of the prestegious Ivy Award from Restaurant & Institutions Magazine. The Ivy Award honors the best in the food industry and is given annually to foodservice operations that demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in food, service and overall hospitality. Honorees are selected from across industry segments, including fine dining, hotels and noncommercial operations. The nominess are selected by former award recipients and are selected by industry peers.