Food Services

Nourishing your mind may be one of Oakton's greatest priorities, but that doesn't mean we stop there. Our cafeterias on Des Plaines and Skokie campuses provide the balanced nutrition you need to stay on top of your studies. Drop by for breakfast before that English exam, enjoy lunch after a long morning of lectures, or just stop in for a snack to keep you going.


Des Plaines

Located on the first floor of the main building, across from the Student Center.
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Cafeteria Summer Hours from 5/22/2023 - 8/18/2023:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Located on the first floor of the main building, across from the Bookstore.
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Friday: Closed.

Cafeteria Summer Hours from 5/22/2023 - 8/18/2023:

Caring Closet

In addition to our cafeterias, Oakton College provides students access to the Caring Closet, a space where Oakton students can access free, nonperishable food and self-care items, such as soap and deodorant, to support their success in college. In addition to receiving items, students can also make donations to the Caring Closet.


Planning an event for staff or corporate clients? Our food service provider, Fooda, is our exclusive event catering supplier. Employees can find more information about catering through myOakton. External corporate clients should contact the Campus Scheduling and Event Coordination Office/Meeting Planner at 847.635.1932 for details.


No time to make it to a cafeteria? You can find convenient vending machines on both campuses, provided by Mark Vend Co. You'll find a variety of products including sodas, water, juice, coffee, candy and other snacks. If there is a problem with a machine, please call or text Mark Vend at 847.238.2856.