Welcome to the Caf!
The Dining Hall, located in the lower level of Northlawn, has just what you need! Pioneer College Caterers does all the cooking and has worked with Christian colleges and universities for nearly 40 years.
Our own dining hall director Bruce Emmerson was named “Director of the Year” by Pioneer, which judged dining halls on customer satisfaction, creativity, sanitation and safety, and finances.
Check out this 360 photo of our dining hall.
Track your meals and fitness
- The USDA’s SuperTracker can help you plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity. Find out what and how much to eat; track foods, physical activities, and weight; and personalize with goal setting, virtual coaching, and journaling.
what students say
Hailey Holcomb wrote a glowing testimonial in the student newspaper on the helpfulness of the dining hall staff to those with special dietary needs:
[Head Chef] Monica is a beacon in the cafeteria. She listened to my needs, showed me the different ways that I can be helped, and made everything much easier. Read more…
Monthly theme dinners and more
Highlights of our dining hall include continuous service and “all you can eat” rates, two salad bars with local and organic offerings, fresh fruit, omelet station, deli bar, pizza, grill station and stir-fry bar.
Monthly theme dinners include celebrations of Mexican food, local harvest, Italian, Asian, African, Mardi Gras, French, and springfest (an all-campus cook-out!). Weekly “bonus bites” keep diners looking forward to special meals, too.
Sustainability in our campus ‘caf’
Pioneer at EMU continues our commitment to being good stewards of our world by expanding our sustainability efforts, which include:
- Purchasing locally grown produce, as well as vegetables from the campus garden
- Hosting annual fall harvest meals, composed entirely of locally grown foods
- Composting all dining hall waste
- Becoming a trayless dining hall in 2008, saving approximately 350,000 gallons of hot water per year
- Recycling all paper and recyclables used in our office and kitchen
- Offering"greenware"containers as an alternative to Styrofoam in the SnackShop
- Using recycled paper products from a local distributor
Review the menu, available meal plans, and the on-campus catering guide (prices may vary for off-campus catering). Parents, order birthday cakes and other treats for your student from Pioneer College Caterers.
Talk to the director
Dining Hall Director welcomes comments and suggestions any time. Send an e-mail, talk to staff in the dining hall, complete a suggestion card or communicate with a residence hall council member. Also, be sure to complete bi-annual dining hall surveys.
Meal hours during the school year
|Monday – Friday||Saturday||Sunday|
|Hot Breakfast||7 – 9 a.m.||–||–|
|Continental||9 – 10 a.m.||–||8:15 – 9 a.m.|
|Light Lunch||10 a.m. – 11 a.m.||–||–|
|Brunch/Lunch||11 a.m. – 1 p.m.||10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.||11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.|
|Light Lunch||1 p.m. – 5 p.m.||–||–|
|Supper/Dinner||5 – 7 p.m.||5 – 6 p.m.||5 – 6 p.m.|
|Faculty/Staff||Non-Resident Students/Guests||Children (5-11)|
Dining Hall staff
|Production manager||Shannon Grinnan||432-4312|
|Service manager||Marlyn Cullen||432-4972|
|Office assistant||Debbie Emmerson||432-4311|
|Snack bar manager||Jodie Gardner||432-4335|