Served once a term per house, dress dinners are formal dinners arranged by each house with assistance from the Board Manager.
Excluding Avery, houses barbecue their own food every Thursday alternating burger night and steak night. On steak night the houses are provided with steak, chicken breasts, fish and a vegetarian option.
Each term, CDS and the Food Committee plan themed dinners. Recent events have included a Mardi Gras celebration, a Texas BBQ, a Luau and a Beach Party Dinner. CDS also sponsors a formal Senior Dinner for all graduating Seniors, and themed Chandler Dinners for all students throughout the year.