Executive Director's Message

Eric Montell in front of the Hoover Tower

Welcome to R&DE Stanford Dining!

Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) Stanford Dining is committed to Creating a Culture of Excellence, and truly believes students come first and are the reason we are here. We would like to welcome you to our award-winning program. Through our extraordinary partnership with students, we are creating dining experiences which have positive effects on building community in the dining halls.

R&DE Stanford Dining provides meals for 4,000 undergraduate students. Our department includes 11 dining halls, two late night dining operations, athletic training table, the Teaching Kitchen @ Stanford, summer conference dining, and organic gardens at all dining halls. You will find that R&DE has assembled an exceptional team of chefs, managers, student Dining Ambassadors and support staff who are here to support you. I want to encourage you to meet with your dining hall chef or manager to discuss your particular needs with our team. They are here to make your dining experience exceptional and provide valuable information to you about how the dining meal program works.

Our website (dining.stanford.edu) provides online resources, including daily menus and a portal for you to view and manage your meal plan. Here you can track your Meal Plan Dollars, or add Cardinal Dollars which can be used for late night dining in the dining halls and at various Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries restaurants conveniently located throughout campus (hospitality.stanford.edu).

Cardinal on the Run late plates and sack lunches are available from all dining halls for students who cannot make it to lunch or dinner on time. To order a Cardinal On the Run meal, contact your dining hall manager or click here to order online. We offer continuous meal service at Arrillaga Family Dining Commons which will allow students who are not able to make the traditional meal times, due to class schedules, etc., the ability to eat meals as needed. We’ve also extended the dinner service at Arrillaga Family Dining Commons until 9:00 p.m.

Arrillaga Nights at Arrillaga Family Dining Commons is open seven nights a week from 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., and offers espresso coffee drinks and delicious late night options. On the other side of campus, Late Night Kitchen at Lakeside is open Sundays through Thursdays from 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Both late night menus include healthy BeWell menu options.

I would also encourage you to get involved in our Dining Ambassador program, as well as learn about the benefits of Performance Dining , which provides information on how to eat well in the dining halls. We look forward to getting to know you and providing great food and exceptional service throughout your time at Stanford!

Warmest Regards,

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Eric Montell
Executive Director
R&DE Stanford Dining