Food Philosophy

To provide the best USC experience through chef-driven, flavor-forward menus. We aim to provide craveable, healthy, and socially responsible cuisine for the Trojan Family. Our chefs constantly strive for the elevation of culinary strategy as a nutritional advantage. We meet guests’ needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

  1. The relentless pursuit of deliciousness.
  2. Chef-driven menus, transparent products.
  3. Fresh and seasonal, both local and global.
  4. Think product first and focus more on plant based cooking.
  5. Promote health and sustainability through inspiring and handmade menus.
  6. A focus on whole and intact grains.
  7. Red meat: smaller portions, less frequently.
  8. Reduced added sugar.
  9. Cut the salt.
  10. Right portion size and limiting food waste.
  11. Focus on whole, minimally processed foods.
  12. Drink healthy - a commitment to healthy options.
  13. Sustainable seafood.
  14. Designing operations for the future food.

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