An Update from Bon Appetit

We heard you…

During Fall Semester, we learned a lot! We approached COVID-19 head on and tried to open most of our locations, as we have done in previous years.  We were met with many challenges, particularly with Rastall Dining Hall. We knew we would have to remain fluid in our operations and we would need to have the ability to pivot. What we did not know was how much we would actually have to pivot. We were dealing with opening locations, closing locations, mass quarantine and isolation meals; all while trying to serve the community hot, made-from-scratch food. 

Rastall Dining Hal was the most trying during these times; changing the location from ‘all you care to eat’ to a bag pricing system, was not sustainable. Food waste, single-use paper products, and health and safety concerns for both student guests and Bon Appétit staff were a few of the deciding factors that led us to try a new approach for Spring Semester. We also heard from many students that they craved multiple locations, one main café and a coffee bar was not the variety they desired. 

With health and safety being a campus-wide priority, and from what we learned with quarantines during Fall Semester, we knew we had to make some adjustments. Our top priority was to create pods within our operations staff, allowing us to keep staff members who tested positive for COVID isolated and not affect food service to the CC community. By opening multiple locations across campus (see below), we are able to disperse guests around campus and not funnel them to a single location, and keep our staff and guests as safe as possible.

We understand Rastall is a desired location and while there is no timetable for Rastall to re-open, we look forward to the day we can serve you again. Meanwhile, in our five open locations, thanks to feedback from the campus community, we have lowered pricing, increased our portion sizes, and continue to offer a variety of meal options, still made from scratch and utilizing local vendors. 

Do you have a question we did not answer?

Contact me, Bon Appétit General Manager Shannon Wilson, Shannon.Wilson@cafebonappetit.com 
(719) 389-6152

Helpful links: 
Bon Appétit on the Colorado College website: https://coloradocollege.cafebonappetit.com/

Allergen information: https://coloradocollege.cafebonappetit.com/#information-for-students-with-allergies

Have a menu request? https://coloradocollege.cafebonappetit.com/#recipe-submission

Parents & Safety: https://coloradocollege.cafebonappetit.com/connect/

Food Service Locations:

Benjamin’s Café (Worner Center)

Benjamin’s is a retail location featuring all-natural farm-to-fork beef burgers with your choice of assorted toppings and many other grill selections, made-to-order salads and sandwiches, and a rotating global entrée. 

  • HOURS* 
    Monday – Sunday
    Hot breakfast served from 8–9:30 a.m.
    Lunch served from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
    Dinner served from 4:30–8 p.m.
  • This café has dietary preference and allergen-friendly options. If there is uncertainty on how to find these options, a chef and/or manager is always available to help guide the guest through the café and daily menu.
  • Standard entrée prices range from $4 to $10
  • What’s Happening?
    • Holiday Pop Ups to provide fun specials related to holidays and special events like Lunar New Year, Fat Tuesday, and Valentine’s Day, when we offered chocolate covered strawberries, house-made truffle boxes, roses, cards, and other items.

Colorado Coffee (Worner Center)

Designed for those on the go, Colorado Coffee, located in Benjamin’s, offers healthy, freshly made grab-n-go choices, including signature sandwiches and abundant salads. Enjoy your favorite coffee or espresso drink, fruit smoothies, house-made desserts, and a variety of retail and bottled beverages.

  • HOURS*
    Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Boost Mobile available from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • This café has dietary preference and allergen-friendly options. If there is uncertainty on how to find these options, a chef and/or manager is always available to help guide the guest through the café and daily menu.
  • What’s Happening?
    • $5 Breakfast Fridays
    • Use Boost Mobile and be entered to win a free hand-crafted drink, drawing one winner weekly

The Picnic Box (Parked Under the Olin Annex)

A uniquely branded, pop-up retro food truck offering quick and easy bites. Currently serving a daily rotating entrée, always featuring a meat and vegetarian option.

  • HOURS* 
    Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m., or until sold out
  • Standard entrée prices range from $5 to $10
  • What’s Happening?
  • $5 Fridays – Sourdough Soup Bread Bowls. 
  • Pop-up events!

The Preserve Café (Lower Level of the Western Ridge Apartments)

Featuring everything you need to stock your in-room refrigerator, and snacks for your next Zoom meeting, The Preserve, is a retail location offering local produce, snacks and groceries, health bars, and a wide variety of bottled beverages. Take a study break and enjoy house-made pizza (whole pie or by the slice), freshly prepared grab-n-go, gourmet, made-to-order entrées and side dishes.

  • HOURS*
    Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
    Hot breakfast served from 8–9:30 a.m.
    Lunch entrée served from 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
    Dinner entrée served from 5–7 p.m.
    Boost Mobile Pizza available from 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • This café has dietary preference and allergen-friendly options. If there is uncertainty on how to find these options, a chef and/or manager is always available to help guide the guest through the café and daily menu.
  • Standard entrée prices range from $6 to $9
  • What’s Happening?
    • $5 Dinner Fridays
    • Wanderlust, culinary block education series
    • Steak Nights, Bi-weekly
    • Fun concepts including BYO Omelet Bar and BYO Yogurt Parfait
    • Wings, Soda, and House-made Desserts coming to Boost Mobile this week!

Local Goods (Mathias Hall)

Local Goods is a retail location featuring all of the essentials including a wide variety of natural foods, seasonal produce, specialty snacks, and bottled beverages. 

  • HOURS* 
    Sunday – Thursday, Noon–8 p.m.
    Friday – Saturday, Noon–10 p.m. 
  • What’s Happening?
    • Munchie Mondays, serving a HOT, low-cost, familiar classic.
    • Golden Tiger Ticket, find this special ticket hidden in one of your retail items. The ticket is good for one whole pizza at The Preserve.
    • Bag of the Block, purchase items at Local Goods and be automatically entered to win a fun bag of goodies – One giveaway per block.
    • COMING SOON – Online ordering!

*Hours are subject to change; block break hours will vary.

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