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Arrillaga Family Dining Commons

R&DE Stanford Dining's Arrillaga Family Dining Commons is the first dining hall to be built on the Stanford campus in almost 20 years. It is located at the corner of Escondido Road and Arguello Way. This dining hall is the primary dining location for Crothers and Toyon students, and won First Place in the Montague Suite Dreams Design Challenge.

This state-of-the-art two-story dining facility incorporates the best in culinary, sustainability, technology and community building design. The 26,000-square-foot dining pavilion features a cooking suite as the centerpiece of the Culinary Studio. Here students, faculty and staff learn under the curriculum established by R&DE Stanford Dining's award winning culinary team through cooking classes and demonstrations. The cooking classes use technology as a means to outreach to a larger audience while retaining the intimacy and excitement of a Food Network production. With video cameras at the cooking station, large student audiences are able to engage in the cooking production. R&DE Stanford Dining's frequent partnership with celebrity chefs ensures the topics and guest speakers remain contemporary and dynamic.

Arrillaga Family Dining Commons hosts the Performance Dining program, which was developed in partnership with Stanford Athletics, School of Medicine and the Culinary Institute of America. This involves synergistic food combinations and the promotion of antioxidants and other nutrients to help students perform at their mental and physical peak. R&DE Stanford Dining employs a full-time Wellness and Performance Dining Nutritionist, who counsels students and student athletes, and consults for groups such as the athletics department. Wellness and Performance Dining falls under our EatWell program, which encompasses fresh, healthy and sustainable food.

View photos from Arrillaga Family Dining Commons open day!

Signature Platforms

Performance Bar, Wall of Fire, Culinary Studio, Flex Station

Academic Year Hours

Monday through Friday Continuous Service
Hot Breakfast: 7:30am to 10:30am
Lunch: 11:00am to 4:30pm
Dinner: 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday - Sunday:
Brunch: 9:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Arrillaga Nights - 7 Days/week:
9:00pm - 2:00am

Location

489 Arguello Way, Stanford, CA 94305
Find Arrillaga Family Dining Commons on Google maps.

Payment Options

In addition to standard meal plan payment, residents and non-residents may also pay with:

Meal Plan Dollars
Cardinal Dollars
Credit Cards
Debit Cards
Stanford Card Plan

We've gone cashless!

Menus & Nutrition

Online menus

Staff

Bob McClenaghan Barbara Whittaker Young Shin
Bob McClenaghan
Senior General Manager

(650) 721-1499
robertms@stanford.edu

Barbara Whittaker
Hospitality Manager

(650) 721-6138
barbaraw@stanford.edu

 

Young Shin
Hospitality Supervisor

(650) 721-6138
youngs@stanford.edu

Nijo Joseph John Thompson photo of Clarissa Flores
Nijo Joseph
Regional Executive Chef

(650) 721-6138
njoseph@stanford.edu

Christina Betondo
Central Production Kitchen Executive Chef
(650) 721-2015
cbetondo@stanford.edu
 
Clarissa Flores
Sous Chef

(650) 721-6138
chefflores@stanford.edu