Westmont College

Dining Services
Made-to-order items

1. We provide access to ingredient information for made-to-order* items. *Made-to-order - Meals that are prepared on request and to your specification in the dining hall. Examples include a sandwich station, omelet station, burrito station, etc.

Made-to-order items
[YES]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

Top 8 allergens, online database
[YES]
Full ingredients, online database
[YES]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[YES]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[NO]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[YES]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[YES]
Specific areas

All of our stations

Additional Information

We have one entrée daily for lunch and dinner in a station Called "Simple Servings" which is free of all top 8 allergies. 

We also have a Gluten-Free and top 8 allergy free station called "My Zone" which is a bread/bagel/waffle/snack station.

Self-Serve Items

2. We provide access to ingredient information for self-serve* items. *Self-serve - Meals that are served buffet-style in a dining hall. These are typically high risk for cross-contact and are best avoided by diners with food allergies.

Self-Serve Items
[YES]
How are ingredients available?
Table: Ingredient Info Availability

 
Top 8 Allergens
Full Ingredients

Top 8 allergens, online database
[NO]
Full ingredients, online database
[YES]
Top 8 allergens, a list is posted in the dining hall
[YES]
Full ingredients, a list is posted in the dining hall
[NO]
Top 8 allergens, available on request in the dining hall
[NO]
Full ingredients, available on request in the dining hall
[YES]
Specific areas

All of our self serve stations have the top 8 allergies listed on the menu items.

Additional Information

We strive to make sure all students are accommodated within the Dining Commons.   We are meticulous with our menu planning and deployment so all students can have an abundant amount of choices with each meal.  We are happy to meet with any student with any allergies to introduce them to our program and to make them feel welcome and comfortable dining with us.

Made-To-Order Areas

3. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in made-to-order areas.

Made-to-order areas
[YES, IN ALL STATIONS]
Self-Serve Areas

4. We have procedures in place to lower the risk of cross-contact in self-serve areas.

Self-Serve Areas
[YES, IN ALL AREAS]
Additional Information

We have a strict back of house policy where prepping/ and cooking ingredients for our Simple Serving station is done with the top 8 allergies in mind.  We prep and cook in a separate area for this station to reduce the chance of any cross contact.  With our other stations we use fresh clean and sanitized prep and cooking area's for each item that we create to limit cross contact.   Our staff follows our recipes and the ingredients are available online or can be asked for when dining with us.  As with the salad bar we replace our service ware as often as possible and encourage customers to use a clean plate each time they visit the bar. 

Pre-Order Meals

5. We have pre-order meals* available. *Pre-order meals - Custom meals that can be ordered in advance by a diner so they are ready for pick up at a specific time. Typically these can be ordered online or by phone/text.

Do students have access to pre-order meals free from their allergens?
[YES]
Additional information

We call it a Sack Lunch and the first week of a semester the students can come to the Dining Commons and request a Sack Lunch that will be prepared for them on a fixed schedule for the semester.  If there are any Allergies we will have you meet with one of our Supervisors to discuss in detail.

Allergy-Friendly Station

6. We have an allergy-friendly station*. *Allergy-friendly station - A food station where specific ingredients are banned, typically including many or all items in the Top 8 allergens and gluten.

Do students have access to an allergy-friendly station?
[YES]
What is the station free from?
Peanut
Tree nut
Fish
Shellfish
Eggs
Wheat
Soy
Milk
Gluten
Additional Information

We have 2 stations that are free of the above allergens called "My Zone" and "Simple Servings."  My Zone is a Bar of Breads/ Bagels and pastries.

Dining Services Staff Member Trained?

7. We train dining services staff members.

Dining services staff trained?
[SOME]
Who?
managers
chefs
Supervisors
How often?
at least once every 2 years
Which course(s) are used?
AllerTrain courses by MenuTrinfo
What topics are covered?

Food Allergy 101, cross contact, types of allergies, recognizing anaphylaxis, emergency procedure, labels and signs posted.

Additional information

We train all of our staff about allergies and the importance of preventing cross contact.  All of our Supervisors, Chefs and Managers take an approved Allergy course every 2 years.

Registered Dietitian on Staff?

8. We have a registered dietitian* on staff. *Registered dietitian - Registered dietitians are food and nutrition experts who are often tasked with helping students with food allergies navigate the dining halls.

Do you have a registered dietitian on staff?
[YES]
Campus Life & Disabilities
RAs Trained

9. We train our RA's.

RA’s trained
[NOT ANSWERED]
Inclusive Resident Life Programs Including Food

10. We have inclusive resident life programs* including food. *Inclusive resident life programs - Programs in the resident halls often include food. Inclusive resident life programs will offer students with food allergies the opportunity to request safe food alternatives for events they attend in the dorms.

Inclusive resident life programs involving food?
[YES]
How can students access safe foods for resident life programs?

Please contact Resident life and inform them of your allergies and what program you will be attending.

Accommodations for Roommate Assignments

11. We offer accommodations for roommate assignments. *Every accommodation request is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. A housing accommodation cannot be guaranteed prior to an individual evaluation.

Accommodations for roommate assignments
[YES]
How does the school provide accommodations?
facilitating roommate agreements involving food allergies upon request
working with students to change roommate assignments if it becomes necessary
Does the housing office process requests?
Yes
Where can students get more information?
Residential Life
Disability Services Office Processes Food Allergy and Celiac Disease Accommodation Requests

12. Our disability office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests.

Disability services office processes food allergy and celiac disease accommodation requests
[YES]
Other departments a student should contact?

Housing, Residential Life and Westmont Dining Commons.

How can a student submit a request?

They can submit directly to the departments listed above

Health Services

See what health services we offer >

What health services are offered?
food allergy management care
prescriptions for epinephrine
Emergency Response
Stock, Undesignated Epinephrine Available for Emergency Response

13. We have stock, undesignated epinephrine* available for emergency response. *Stock, undesignated epinephrine - Epinephrine that is prescribed to a college or university rather than to a particular student. This epinephrine is kept on hand to use for any student that experiences anaphylaxis.

Stock, undesignated epinephrine for emergencies
[NO]
Campus Emergency Responders Carry Epinephrine

14. Our campus emergency responders carry epinephrine.

Campus emergency responders carry epinephrine
[NO]
Who are the emergency responders?
on-campus emergency responders
city emergency responders
Emergency Response Policy

See what our emergency response policy allows for >

What does the policy allow for?
Call 911
Additional Information

We have a Fire station located down the street at 2300 Sycamore Canyon Rd, Santa Barbara CA 93108. 

Contact Info
Dining Services Staff Contact
Anthony Krzywicki
Disability Staff Contact
Disability Services
805-565-6135
Last updated:
January 31, 2020

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