In support of the university’s educational mission and commitment to environmental sustainability, R&DE Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries seeks to reduce environmental impact, preserve resources, and show sustainability in action. Students are the reason we are here, and our agenda of sustainability and culture of excellence at Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries is driven by a student culture steeped in environmental awareness and innovation.


Sustainability at Stanford Catering

Stanford Catering is dedicated to providing local, organic, plant-forward and seasonal menu options for its clients. To support this, we have developed close relationships with many independent and local suppliers of organic and other sustainable products. We also provide compostable materials for catering events whenever possible.

Sustainability at our Cafés

We strive to purchase and highlight sustainable ingredients in our cafés. For example, our Forbes Family Cafe was born out of Stanford’s culture of innovation and commitment to sustainability, to meet the needs and desires of our students. The concept of the flexitarian café – appealing to vegans, vegetarians and diners simply interested in reducing their meat consumption – promotes healthy and sustainable eating at Stanford. Vendors follow sustainable farming practices with much of our seasonal offerings locally-sourced, including produce purchased from The O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm. Additionally, we provide reusable dishware and compostables when possible.

Delicious salad

The Market at Munger

Sustainability at The Market at Munger

Munger Market features local and sustainable ingredients, including organic produce, Fair Trade chocolates and more to cater to our students’ needs. Our organic produce boxes feature vegetables, fruit and herbs picked right here on campus at the O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm and sourced locally from Bay Area farms.

Sustainability at the Stanford Guest House

Staying at the Stanford Guest House allows guests to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by taking the zero-emissions electric Marguerite shuttle to campus. Guest rooms feature low volume water fixtures and guests are encouraged to take shorter showers and reuse towels. We try to reduce our waste through recycling and composting. All kitchenette and continental breakfast service-ware is fully compostable. In addition, we partner with Clean the World® to recycle unused portions of soap and hygiene products which are donated to people in need and help prevent millions of hygiene-related deaths each year. 

Stanford Guest House


Sustainability at Stanford Athletic Concessions

Athletic Concessions sources sustainable ingredients, and uses compostable products and energy-efficient equipment whenever possible. Leftover edible food is donated while the remainder is composted. Please join us in these efforts on game day by composting all food, food soiled paper and compostable plastics in compostable bins around the stadium. Please recycle all cans and bottles and take only the paper products you need.