Pepperdine Dining Services RFP

Food on a table

Dining Services Request for Proposal

Quality food service is an important part of campus life. Events, communities, and relationships are enhanced by great food.

Pepperdine partners with Sodexo to provide food service to the University community. Periodically, it's appropriate to review other providers to keep current with market trends and ensure the University is receiving the best service. As a part of this process, we recently released a Dining Services Request for Proposal (RFP). This means we have issued a description of our Malibu campus and food service needs to various dining services companies, and these companies will prepare and submit proposals for our food services business. The University will review these submissions and narrow down the field to a few finalists. These finalists will make in-person presentations, and the University will make a final decision based on all the information available to either select a new dining services partner or retain the current provider.


Participating Providers

The following dining services companies are participating in the bidding process:

  • Aladdin
  • Aramark
  • Bon Appetit
  • Chartwells
  • Harvest Table
  • Sodexo

Focus Groups

Focus groups are survey sessions intended to gather information and comments from targeted groups of stakeholders. The below list indicates the designated stakeholders for these focus groups:

List of Groups

  • Athletics/Nutrition/Sustainability
  • Catering and Events
  • Drescher Faculty/Staff/Students
  • Graduate Campuses
  • Caruso School of Law Faculty/Staff/Students
  • Seaver College Faculty/Students
  • Student Affairs
  • University Staff


  • Monday, October 21, 2019
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019

How to Participate

We will contact interested participants to discuss available dates and times. If you are unavailable for the assigned time slots, you can still participate in this process by submitting comments through the Google Form, or by attending one of the town hall meetings.

Submit Comments

We invite the Pepperdine community to be involved in this process.

You can participate by submitting comments online to the Dining Services Committee through this Google Form.