Central College Dining Services provides superior quality meals and service. We are proactive, responsible and cooperative in meeting your needs. We interact with students on a daily basis and understand the importance of being a positive part of your college experience.
Dining Services is committed to creating a sustainable food program where you will enjoy eating locally grown food. We strive to create a program that educates you about the foods you are eating as well as their source. Our mission is to support local small businesses, farms and community as well as cultivate a healthy eating lifestyle.
Many of our beef and pork options this year will be purchased from the Iowa Beef Producers as well as local lockers.
Our staff dietician reviews all meals and items served to generate nutrition information for all food offerings. Each item lists total calories, fat, sodium, carbohydrates and protein. Our dietician also provides a separate menu for students who need meal accommodations such as allergen-related foods and gluten intolerances.
Every month, we engage you in a special event where you are encouraged to participate in the enjoyment of the food as well as related activities.
Dining Services is the largest employer on campus. We staff, in an average school year, upwards of 350 students between Central Market, Fred’s, Café and Catering. Our facilities are almost entirely student run. Our student employees are a vital role in our day-to-day operation as well as instrumental in creating a positive, well rounded, work experience.
Any student working for Dining Services has the opportunity to be recognized as a leader and possible Student Manager. These students are hardworking, friendly, goal oriented, and dedicated to Dining Services. Students promoted into a Student Manager position in Dining Services continue working for Dining throughout their Central years.
Want to learn more about Dining Services at Central? Contact us to learn more about how we can assist your particular dietary needs.