Foodways Dinner for Student Success

Thank you to all who made our 2022 Foodways Dinner event a success!

As UC Santa Cruz continues its innovative momentum to nourish and support student success, the Center for Agroecology is inviting you to the table. Across the UCSC campus, students engage in field and kitchen internships, access free, organic, farm-fresh produce at a variety of Basic Needs distribution sites, and come into a non-transactional cafe space that integrates student leadership development and co-curricular activities. The cafe serves more than 200 students a day, offering fresh-pressed juices, salads, and a revolving menu of culturally relevant dishes all made with seasonal crops from our student-staffed campus farm and local farms and vendors from the Santa Cruz Farmers’ Market Association.

The Foodways Fund supports this work by engaging with community stakeholders and connecting them to our campus efforts to help foster a nourishing environment that empowers students with sustenance and success. Gifts are directly invested in student leadership, sustainably sourced ingredients, and field and kitchen equipment advancing our Basic Needs efforts at UCSC. Donate today to join us in advancing a just and sustainable food system for all students. 

Foodways Seasonal Dinner Menu

"Menus of Change," Chez Style Dinner with Alice Waters
In the Hay Barn at UC Santa Cruz
Friday, July 15, 2022

*Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free substitutions may be accommodated by notifying us in advance.*

Hog Island oysters with mignonette
Roasted Kashiwashe nuts and marinated olives


Petite aioli with summer vegetables from the UCSC garden


New garlic soup with levain croutons and fried rosemary


Braised lamb Provençal with stuffed Early Girl tomatoes and potato-wild fennel gratin
Field lettuce salad with dijon vinaigrette


Olive oil cake with UCSC Farm-grown strawberries and crème Chantilly
Mint and lemon verbena tisane

Wine Pairings (with UC alumni and emergent small craft wine makers: Madson Wines and Margins Wines)

Madson Sparkling Pet Nat Rose - oysters, walnuts, olives
Margins Chenin - Petit Aioli & summer vegetables
Madson Chardonnay or Margins Neutral Oak Hotel - Garlic Soup with levain croutons
Margins Grenache & Madson Syrah - Lamb Provencal and Stuffed Early Girl Tomatoes
Margins Counoise - Olive Oil Cake with Strawberries

**Fair market value for each ticket is $100 for the meal and up to $125 for tax deduction purposes per registration.