At Bon Appétit, our story is simple. It’s about food – great food. Everything we believe and everything we do is based on creating great food, produced in a socially responsible manner with regional and seasonal products grown by local farmers and artisans. We cook from scratch using fresh, authentic ingredients. We make our food alive with flavor and nutrition.
Toward a Deeper Understanding of “Eating Locally”
Since we created our groundbreaking local purchasing program in 1999, the farm-to-table movement has gone mainstream. Bon Appétit has sought to go beyond just purchasing locally to create a program that can have broader impacts that support sustainability, social justice, and community resiliency.
Get Rooted: 9 Root Vegetables to Try Cooking this Week
Root vegetables are the foundation of countless delicious dishes, bringing depth and earthy flavor to your plate. As we celebrate Eat Local Challenge by getting rooted in local, explore the versatility of root vegetables at home.
Wild Alaskan Salmon with Arugula and Avocado-Corn Relish
Salmon, avocado, and olive oil provide the omega-3 fatty acids that bump up your brainpower.
- Breakfast Mon-Fri, 7:30 am - 9:30 am
- Brunch Mon/Sat-Sun, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
- Lunch Mon-Fri, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
- Dinner Mon-Fri, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
- Dinner Sat-Sun, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A spacious self-service and served dining hall located on the first floor of McConnell Center where students in residence come to eat. Brunch and dinner are served on weekends. Enjoy fresh made-from-scratch meals seven days a week. Meal swipes, Claremont Cash, credit cards, and flex dollars are accepted here.
juice and smoothie bar
breads, bagels and spreads
chef's table: pasta bar
build your own sandwich
breads, bagels and spreads
When it comes to wellness, Bon Appétit’s focus is on simple, delicious food — that happens to be good for you. To support long-term health, we are bringing more plants to menus every day in a craveable way, while emphasizing healthy cooking techniques. When healthy food tastes good, nourishing your body and mind becomes the easy choice.
We serve thousands of guests with food allergies and sensitivities safely in our cafés every day. Our chefs, managers, and dietitians work closely with our food-allergic guests to create reasonable solutions to help them eat what they love. If you have questions about eating for your dietary needs in our cafés, reach out to us: we’ll gladly meet with you.
Wellness also includes the health of the animals, the workers, the community, and the Earth. They’re all connected. Bon Appétit has been committed to “food service for a sustainable future” for decades, and we’ve led the food service industry in tackling many important issues, such as cage-free eggs, antibiotics in animal production, and farmworker rights.