Caltech is a small campus with essentially four dining hall equivalents. There's the South Kitchen, the North Kitchen, Avery, and Chandler. The school also has two cafés, the Red Door and the Café at Broad, and a convenience store (or put more accurately, the inconvenience store) which students call the "C-store." There is also a student-run coffeehouse. The North and South Kitchens serve lunch and dinner. Lunch is cafeteria-style, and generally, there are some pasta, burger, and pizza options. Dinner in the South Kitchen is basically identical to dinner in the North Kitchen. Dinner is comprised of family-style sit-downs at a meal table in each dorm. Students often work as waiters or waitresses and bring food and drinks to and from the kitchens. The food served at dinner is generally OK, but sometimes it includes primarily "beef and gunk." Gunk here can mean peppers, broccoli, or almost any other vegetable. The North and South Kitchens also have sandwich, salad, and pasta bars as a daily alternative to whatever the kitchen has prepared for that day. Dessert includes anything from pie to cheesecake, and it is good more often than not.
Dinner in our houses is rather exciting because every house has traditions. Some of these traditions involve gigantic water jugs. For example, waiters can "dump" or "float" people that do not choose to follow dinner rules. Generally, the rule-breaking involves flying food or drinks similar to a scene out of "Animal House." Also, different houses do things like themed dinners or themed waiters. One theme that did not turn out well was PMS-ing waitresses night.