Carnegie Mellon University

A nationally top-ranked dining program.

Carnegie Mellon Dining Services offers a diverse portfolio of dining destinations, enriches and nourishes lives, and enhances the CMU transformative experience for students. 

Our Mission

Carnegie Mellon University Dining Services provides a unique and diverse food service program that meets the nutritional, educational, multi-cultural and social needs of students and the university community and contributes to the meta-curricular experience. 

Our Values

Our core values are reflected in our daily interactions, decision-making opportunities and support the greater mission of the division and university.

Integrity

Upholding ourselves to our moral and ethical standards and treating each other and our partners with dignity and respect

Excellence

Striving to always improve the quality of our services and products offered

Responsiveness

Anticipating customer needs, exceeding expectations and providing timely and accurate information to the campus community and outside stakeholders

Collaboration

Enhancing the campus dining experience by partnering with others to solve complex challenges and develop new ideas

Innovation

Challenging the status quo and providing industry-leading solutions

Diversity

Providing dining destinations that align with the diverse needs of our campus community, increases social connectedness and fosters an environment of inclusivity

Sustainability

Following sustainable business practices, which focus on ecological preservation, support social justice, and improve local prosperity

We're always looking for new ways to improve CMU's dining experience. Check out some of our little brags! 

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We celebrate plant power!

Are you vegetarian or vegan? You won't want for food options at Carnegie Mellon. We have an assortment of delicious meals for plant-forward eaters at most dining locations, with special options at Nourish

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We care about the environment. 

We're making strides to create a more sustainable dining program with tray-less dining, partnerships with local farms and 412 Food Rescue, zero-waste catering, and more. Join Dining Services in our sustainability efforts by participating in the new ScottySIPS reusable coffee mug program!

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Food allergies? No problem!

Nourish is an allergen-friendly kitchen that features a menu prepared without gluten, wheat, milk, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and most tree nuts (except coconut). In addition to offering a diverse and delicious menu designed with everyone in mind, Nourish serves a number of vegan options. Grab-and-go items are available at the following locations: Entropy+, Rothberg's Roasters at Maggie Murph CaféRothberg’s Roasters II at the Ruge AtriumCarnegie Mellon Café, and Heinz Café.

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We have Pittsburgh's best coffee on campus!

Coffee anyone? La Prima Espresso Company and Tazza D'Oro, two of Pittsburgh's most acclaimed coffee roasters and espresso bars, both have a location right here on CMU's campus! 

The only certified organic roaster in Pittsburgh, La Prima offers free trade espresso, cappuccino, and coffee, as well as Italian pastries and sandwiches. Located in the lobby of Wean Hall, there are lots of tables and chairs, making La Prima the perfect place to study or relax.

One of the best espresso bars in Pittsburgh, Tazza D’Oro – which means “cup of gold” – is known for exceptional coffee and espresso drinks, highly skilled baristas, and a strong commitment to purchasing locally sourced food for delicious panini, pastries, and desserts. Be sure to stop by Rohr Café on the third floor of the Gates Hillman Complex to try it.

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At CMU, we celebrate diversity.

If you have religious dietary needs, we've got you covered. The Pomergranate offers meals certified Orthodox Kosher under the Vaad of Pittsburgh, and you can pick up grab-and-go kosher items at Entropy+. You can also find halal-friendly flair at Entropy+.

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We're constantly improving.

Carnegie Mellon's Dining Services is always looking for opportunities to improve our menus and our spaces to ensure that students, faculty, and staff have the best possible experience at our dining locations.

This summer, we're embarking on two big projects: The Underground (UG) is getting a much-needed facelift with major renovations to the space and a menu that will feature scratch-made American favorites and locally-sourced ingredients, and La Prima Espresso, located on the fifth floor of Wean Hall, will undergo a renovation throughout the summer and will reopen this fall.