Welcome to Engrained Café at Arizona State University,
where locally grown culinary creations come to life.

With sustainability at our core, we provide a full-service restaurant experience for ASU students, faculty & staff and the local community.

Our Six Intentions

Our Six Intentions Describe Our Commitment to Sustainability and Quality

Click on an intention to read more about it.

Our intention is to utilize food resources...

Our intention is to utilize food resources located within Arizona whenever seasonally available. Our partnership with local farms and suppliers supports the growth and availability of local, sustainable food – positively impacting our health and supporting our local economy.

Our intention is to promote and practice...

Our intention is to promote and practice waste minimization in our operations through food management guidelines, reuse, recycling and composting efforts to sustain natural resources and divert waste from landfills.

Our intention is to engage in the...

Our intention is to engage in the positive, ethical buying of products and services, aiming to enrich communities and ecosystems around the world. We challenge ourselves to be responsible for our environmental impact and accountable for the well-being of workers and the humane treatment of animals throughout the supply chain.

Our intention is to provide a healthy...

Our intention is to provide a healthy environment for our guests and staff, and minimize the environmental footprint of our restaurant through the purchasing of sustainably sourced materials and energy and water efficient appliances.

Our intention is to support sustainable...

Our intention is to support sustainable food systems causes in our community and provide an experience that helps close the gap between farm and fork. We seek opportunities to get involved and have a positive, meaningful impact.

Our intention is to reduce fuel use...

Our intention is to reduce fuel use and emissions across our transportation practices by looking at new technologies, working with suppliers and vehicle manufactures, and encouraging employees to use public transportation for their commute.