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Makers Cafe & CCA Meal Plans

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COVID19 - Fall 2020 Housing & Dining Update: With academic instruction being remote for the upcoming term, Housing will only be offered in Founders Hall. Please carefully review all of the Housing & Dining protocols here.

Fall 2020 Founders Hall Meal Plan Update: Makers Meal Plan is required at $1,485 for all residents.

Reduced Operational Hours (Revised)

  • Monday-Friday, 12pm-7pm (Lunch/Dinner)

The new Makers Cafe, opening in Fall 2020, is designed to accommodate the wide-ranging needs of our diverse campus community and neighbors. Bon Appétit Management Company is recognized as an industry leader in environmentally and socially responsible practices, and for cooking made-from-scratch menu items with seasonal ingredients from local food growers. Enjoy seasonal menus and daily specials made with local and organic ingredients when possible, made-to-order hot and cold items, and fresh coffee and espresso from a full-service counter. An adjacent convenience store will keep hours for late-night needs.

Save Money with a Meal Plan

For residence halls where a meal plan is required, students will be automatically enrolled in the baseline meal plan listed below. All students have the options to upgrade to a higher meal plan if desired. All meal plans are declining balance and have a direct dollar for dollar cash value. CCA and Bon Appétit staff will help educate students on how to budget their spending. Meal plan participants will be able to spend their balance for hot meals, coffee bar, and grab and go. Qualified purchases* with student meal plans are not subject to tax, saving you money on your food expense during your time at CCA.


Cost, Term

Cost, Academic Year






Optional, for larger appetites

For students with larger appetites, who plan to eat multiple meals a day plus frequent snacks, beverages and convenience to-go items.




Strongly recommended for Fall 2020 Residents who do not have a kitchenette

The Essential plan is just that, essential. Priced appropriately for students with an average appetite and who will also purchase occasional snacks, to-go and convenience items.




Required for all students in units at Founders Hall for Fall 2020

A lower level plan for students who cook their own meals 50% or more of the time.




Optional - Available in Spring 2021

Recommended for students living off campus, or at Panoramic, who prefer to cook their own meals frequently and eat on campus occasionally.




Optional - Available in Spring 2021

Recommended for students living off campus, who prepare their own meals and eat on campus only 1-2 times per week, or enjoy coffee/tea and snacks only.

*Qualified purchases include "food products" only, as further defined in Meal Plan FAQs.

Upgrade for Fall by August 20

Fall 2020 - Founders Hall Residents Only

If you are living in Founders Hall, you be automatically enrolled in the required Makers level meal plan as listed above. Please ensure that you read the terms of the meal plan policy.

Residents may upgrade their meal plan to Essential or Ultimate by submitting a request in Workday.


  1. Login in to Workday with your CCA credentials
  2. Type in the search bar "Create Request"
  3. Then search for "Meal Plan Purchase" and select the form
  4. Complete the steps to make your selection of either Essential or Ultimate
  5. Once your request is approved, the plan price will be adjusted on your account.
  6. Note that adjustments cannot be made after August 20

Spring 2021,

Residents of Blattner Hall will be automatically enrolled in the Makers level meal plan, and those living in Panoramic Residences, or off campus, may enroll in any meal plan of their choice.

Questions? Please email


CCA and Bon Appétit share a deep commitment to sustainability, and believe in food service for a sustainable future. Bon Appétit was the first food service company to advocate for farmworkers’ rights, switch to cage-free eggs, strive to serve only sustainable seafood, and many other initiatives that aimed to tackle food’s role in climate change and pioneer environmentally sound sourcing policies. Learn more about Bon Appétit's collaboration with environmental nonprofit NRDC to understand causes of edible plate waste in food service environments and their commitment to seek solutions.

Together CCA and Bon Appétit are developing a robust operations plan that ensures CCA's food program is as sustainable as possible. Sustainability is defined as; Flavorful food that's healthy and economically viable for all, produced through practices that respect farmers, workers, and animals; nourish the community; and replenish our shared natural resources for future generations.

Committed to Well Being

Bon Appétit's Well-Being Commitments {WBCs) embrace whole foods first, as the foundation of a healthful diet and are an outline of how to achieve the nutrition promises they make in their food standards. Their primary focus is on providing meals centered on abundant fresh produce, whole grains, and lean and plant-based proteins, prepared with minimal amounts of healthy, plant-derived fats. The Bon Appétit nutrition team also commits to keeping up to date on changing nutrition science and trends that affect our guests and business.

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