Dining

Keeping our Students Happy and Healthy

Athenian’s dining services encourage healthy and sustainable food choices. Our kitchen is run by Epicurean Group, a values-based company that operates on the principles of quality, integrity, and sustainability. Our lunches include a daily hot entrée, salad bar, deli bar, and soup station.
Athenian partners with Epicurean Group to offer delicious options, including:
  • Fresh, natural, and organic foods. We look for foods that are not genetically modified.
  • Cook from scratch, do not use processed or artificial ingredients, and choose low- sodium, low-sugar, and low-fat choices.
  • Local produce, dairy, and eggs when available.
  • Antibiotic-free poultry and beef; cage-free chicken eggs and hormone-free dairy
    products.
  • Fresh seafood purchased according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch guidelines for sustainability.
  • Fair trade coffee and chocolate.
We are also proud of Epicurean’s eco-friendly waste reduction program, commitment to diversity, and safe work environment with ServSafe-certified staff.
We encourage involvement with our kitchen. If you have any questions, please contact Rafa Calderon, Chef Manager, at rafael.calderon@athenian.org.

Meet Our Kitchen Staff

List of 4 members.