Dining Services

Along Simpson Boulevard, you will find two opportunities to dine on our campus: the CAF and The Bean Scene coffee shop. We welcome the general public to also come and frequent both of our eateries.

The CAF, located in the Emeriti Dining Center, is open 7 days a week throughout the Fall and Spring semesters, serving a variety of food choices, ranging from continental breakfast and soup-salad-deli bars to classic buffet and interactive exhibition stations. The menu changes daily and offers both All-American and Regional-World Cuisine, with featured specials and events throughout the year.

For students and commuters on the go, a green TO-GO Program is available, providing re-usable containers for program members. Click for program details.

The CAF is closed during winter, spring and summer breaks.

The CAF will be closed during the following times in the 2016-2017 school year.

  • November 23-27, 2016
  • December 17- 31, 2016
  • January 1-7, 2017
  • March 18-26, 2017
  • April 14-17, 2017

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A photo of one of the beverages the Bean Scene coffee shop serves

The Bean Scene is open 6 days a week during Fall and Spring Semesters. We support sustainability and proudly serve locally handcrafted Scout Coffee and feature gluten-free goodies baked locally by Measures of Joy Bakery. Each day we prepare a fresh selection of OutTakes grab-n-go meals. Free Wi-Fi also makes our comfy cozy spot and great place to study.


The Bean Scene is OPEN during winter and summer breaks. Hours TBA.

Chef Cal DeMercurioChef Cal DeMercurio presides over the Dining Services at Simpson University.

"Chef Cal" is a certified executive chef with the American Culinary Federation (ACF), past president of the Northern California Chapter of the ACF and once recognized as ACF Chef of the Year. He has taught for more than 20 years, serving as a culinary arts instructor at Shasta College and as culinary arts and hospitality instructor for the Shasta Union High School District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program.

DeMercurio was executive chef at Rivers Restaurant, and Old School Restaurant, among others. For more information about Chef Cal DeMercurio and Simpson University Dining Services, visit www.chefcal.net.

Chef Cal DeMercurio
Dining Director and Executive Chef
(530) 949-1416

Our Dining Services at the CAF and the Bean Scene are provided by Chartwells Higher Education. If you have any further questions about dining at Simpson University, you may contact the Director of Dining Services, Chef Cal DeMercurio, via email at cdemercurio@simpsonu.edu or visit his website chefcal.net. Visit the Dining Center on Facebook.