Meet the Chef
Cafe 3 Ninja Chef cuts it up with mad knife skills
Healthy Hot Spot
2400 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720
Part of Cal Dining, Café 3, is a popular hot spot with six distinct seating areas including a Cyber Lounge and a comfy study lounge. Unique to café 3 are weekday brunches. Dinner features a world cuisine, including sushi-bar, traditional foods, pizza and pasta area and a 100% certified organic salad bar. Café 3 is green and organic certified.
At Cal Dining, we believe that “breaking bread together” is a unique aspect of dining on-campus with friends, faculty or staff. Our focus is on nourishing the Cal community, both for physical and social well-being, through customer-driven programs, culinary excellence and campus social responsibility.
Our service philosophy is centered around three key principles:
- Flavor & Variety in high volume – We are committed to providing great tasting food for every palate. Our award winning program features a wide-variety of seasonal menus and ethnic specialties. We’ve partnered with top chefs and restaurateurs to bring quality offerings to our locations.
- Health & Wellness – As leaders in providing “healthier-for-you” foods, we transitioned to natural, organic and trans-fat free food products and are 99.9% free of partially hydrogenated oils (PHO) in over 4,000 products.
- Social Responsibility – We continually strive to do everything possible to minimize our environmental footprint. As a responsible neighbor, we are dedicated to supporting the Cal community, expanding our ecological efforts and encouraging our customers to do the same.
The Cal Dining team aims to be responsive by listening to our customers and responding to each and every customer comment. We demonstrate our commitment to responsibility by being the best possible stewards of our customer’s financial resources. We strive to provide best-in-class service, all while upholding the values of the UC Berkeley community.
Shawn LaPean, Cal Dining Director
lapean at berkeley.edu (link sends e-mail).
Cal Dining is also committed to being an environmentally friendly part of the Berkeley community. Find out more about Cal Dining and the Community.