Can I use the kitchen?

Absolutely! Please feel free to grab coffee, snacks, and anything else you might find in our two kitchens. The Beryllium Break Room is located in the center of the first floor of the Lab Building, and the Brake Room is located on the first floor of the Dorris Building across from the Game Room. Make yourself (and your guests) at home!

What if I want to bring my own food?

We encourage you to bring whatever you'd like to have on site. A refrigerator/freezer is available in each kitchen exclusively for this purpose. Please just be sure to place the appropriate colored dot on your items (see sign on the refrigerators), and be respectful of the rest of the CIC community (i.e. don't take up the whole refrigerator, take your food out when it needs to be taken out, etc). Food without dots and "expired dots" will be removed on Friday afternoons.

My favorite snack is out of stock. What should I do?

Just send our team an email at and we'll get it filled as soon as we can!

I cut myself while preparing a gourmet meal. Is there any first aid?

Yes! There is a first aid kit at the Concierge Desk. Come visit us near the main entrance and we would be happy to help you!

Can I work in the kitchen/break room area?

We'd love it if you did! Nothing is better than seeing our common spaces buzzing with people and conversations. Feel free to work in the space, have small meetings there, etc.

Can I dump my trash into the recycling bin?

Please don't! We have a dedicated green recycling bin for just that -- recycling.

We had a meeting and we have a bunch of food left over. Can I leave it in the kitchen?

Definitely. Your fellow CIC community members will thank you for it.

Can I request items that are not currently part of the kitchen offering?

If you'd like to request a new item, send a note to For practical reasons, we can't order every request, but we will review and discuss all of them.