Short-order menu is processed at the unit level. Ingredient information is available upon request by consulting with chef or manager on duty at the location.
Big-8 food allergens (peanut, tree nut, shellfish, fish, milk, egg, soy, wheat), sesame, gluten, pork and alcohol are disclosed for all menu items served in the dining halls and campus restaurants operated by Cal Dining.
To help our customers with food allergy and/or intolerance to browse and choose safely, the Big-8 allergens are listed on the menu signage in units and the online menu. In addition, we also list sesame, gluten, pork and alcohol.
Our menu signage in the dining commons and campus restaurants, as well as ingredients listed on product packages at our retail locations are resources for you to identify these allergens. Please take the time to read the allergen signage at our locations and on our website. Note that the advisory labeling (i.e., precautionary statements such as “may contain,” “processed in a facility that also processes,” or “made on equipment with”) by manufacturers is not being considered for the labeling of allergens on our menus.
Prospective students with food allergies are strongly advised to visit Cal Dining website dining.berkeley.edu, and to reach out to our dietitian at email@example.com for additional assistance.
Each dining location has an allergy cooking kit that can be used for short orders. Although all chefs in residential dining are happy to help a student with a special dietary request, there is no standard procedure for short order placement. Bear Fit station inside Crossroads is the designated allergen friendly platform and is the best choice for short order placement.
Bear Fit station inside Crossroads is the designated allergen-friendly platform that is open for lunch and dinner daily. Please check out Bear Fit menu on our website before placing short order.
Residential dining halls, Bear Fit inside Crossroads in particular
Pre-order meals are available for students on residential meal plan with medically-necessitated dietary restrictions that can not be accommodated by existing menu items. Students wishing to place pre-order meals should contact Cal Dining dietitian first.
In addition to Bear Fit - the allergen friendly station inside Crossroads, Café 3 is the plant-forward dining hall serving Kosher certified meats, and does not serve shell fish and pork as of February 2017.
Food allergy and Celiac disease 101, anaphylaxis and emergency response, avoiding cross-contact, menu labeling practice at Cal Dining
Cal Dining does not stock undesignated epinepharine, and Cal Dining staff are not trained to administer epinephrine injection
• Encourage students to self-identify their restrictions in advance • Always provide alternative meals (i.e. vegan, vegetarian)
Advocate for yourself and find a community of support
Cal Dining and Cal Housing
Submit online via webpage: http://dsp.berkeley.edu/students/new-students