Dining Services

Main Dining Commons

Cornerstone University Food Service offers a wide variety of meal choices, working to stay on top of the latest culinary trends and techniques, while also maintaining traditional favorites. The 2011 remodel of the Dining Commons expanded our facility, creating new serving stations to accompany our soup, salad, deli, and hot entrée buffet.

For Breakfast, we offer a made-to-order omelet bar, two hot entrées with sides, and a waffle bar. At Lunch and Supper, the Chef’s Choice serves as our presentation cooking station where chefs work with fresh ingredients to create unique dishes. Joe’s Pizzeria is home to our stone-fired pizza oven where our artisans work with homemade dough and our own specialty sauces to create a variety of delectable pies. Our Deli offers a self-serve Panini grill and features a daily hot sandwich or sub and sides along with traditional cold cut selections.

The Dining Commons is open from 7:00am – 7:00pm Monday through Friday and offers five meal options. On weekends, three meals are offered at traditional meal times.

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Weekday schedules

Full Breakfast                                                   

Omelet Bar & Waffle Station

Full Lunch

Express Lunch

Supper

7:00am - 8:30am

8:30am – 9:50am

11:00am – 2:00pm

2:00pm – 4:30pm

4:30pm – 7:00pm

Saturday schedule

Continental Breakfast                                     

Full Brunch

Supper

8:00am – 8:30am

11:30am – 12:30pm

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Sunday schedule

Continental Breakfast                                    

Dinner

Supper

8:00am – 8:30am

12:30pm – 1:30pm

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Golden Eagle Cafe

Located in the Corum Student Union, the Golden Eagle Cafe is a popular gathering place between classes. Serving up a variety of beverages, including hot or iced coffees or lattes, teas, and fountain drinks, everyone is sure to find their favorite beverage and never tire of sampling the seasonal specials.
The Cafe also provides Grab n’ Go meal options for those students on the go, between classes, or for late night snacking. Our Grab n’ Go menu includes a selection of sandwiches, bagels, fruit, cookies/granola bars, chips, and hummus.

Golden Eagle Cafe hours of operation:

Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
(MWF Coffeehouse is closed 10:00am – 11:00am in observance of Chapel)

Saturday & Sunday 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Special Dietary Needs

We at Food Service know and understand that there are many allergies and food sensitivities that limit a person’s ability to find food in a cafeteria setting. To help everyone create meal options to fit their particular needs, our chefs will meet with students and assist them in creating a weekly menu based off the main menu posted for that week.

We now offer extensive options for Vegetarian and Gluten Free dietary needs. All vegetables are steamed or pan roasted unless otherwise noted. We can also offer some dairy-free items such as our homemade mashed potatoes.

If there are any questions pertaining to special dietary needs or requests for specific nutritional needs, please contact the Food Service Office.

Student Employment

CU Food Service is proud to offer great food and service with a smile and a servant’s heart. To that end, we welcome any student with a strong work ethic and willingness for serving to apply with our team. While we prefer workers with food service experience, each semester we accept applications from any interested party for our open positions.

If a job in the Dining Commons or Golden Eagle Cafe interests you, please fill out an On-Campus Job Application (location of campus application for students) and submit to:

Cornerstone University Food Service
Attn: Jo Taylor, Staffing Manager
1001 E. Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Or drop off the application in person at the Dining Commons front desk.

Contact Info

If you have any questions, you can contact Food Service between 8:00am-5:00pm weekdays.

Phone: 616-222-1438

Fax: 616-222-1593

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Cindy Wiltheiss
Food Service Director
Cindy.Wiltheiss@cornerstone.edu

Lynn VanLoo
Chef/Caterer
Lynn.vanloo@cornerstone.edu

Joanna Taylor
Staffing Supervisor
Jo.taylor@cornerstone.edu

 

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