The Real Food Company


The Real Food Co. of Bethesda was founded by Kathryn Troutman and Cesar Olivos to provide dining services for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, America’s Medical School, in Bethesda, Maryland. We are passionate about providing high quality, great tasting food to our patrons. While keeping busy by being directly involved in day-to-day operations, we constantly strive to add new offerings, improve upon our service, and adjust to the needs and tastes of our valued clientele. USUHS has an important mission and we take great pride in nourishing its community of scholars, educators, staff and guests.

Why Real Food?

Our simple name says it all. The best meals are made from great ingredients, prepared simply. Unlike many cafeterias, we use fresh REAL ingredients. This means, for example, that our pico de gallo is made each morning from fresh tomatoes, hand-cut onions, fresh cilantro, avocados and fresh squeezed lemons (never from concentrate). Grilled chicken is prepared daily. We take pains to crack cage-free, organic brown shell eggs for our omelets, instead of using commercial prepared liquid eggs like many cafeterias. Soups are made from scratch – not dumped from a pouch! Our bread is delivered fresh daily from a local company and does not contain any preservatives. We are also trans-fat free.

Whether you are looking for healthful vegetarian fare or a once-in-a-while indulgence of decadent dessert, our aim is to delight you!


We provide on-premises catering for USUHS. Additionally, we deliver around NSA Bethesda, including to Walter Reed, the USO and the NICOE building. We can also provide party platters and cakes for pick-up. Contact us for additional information. Anything from full-service-fancy to boxed lunches to cook-outs – we can do it.


Open Mon – Fri

6:30am – 2:00pm

USUHS (Bldg 71)

4301 Jones Bridge Rd
USUHS (Bldg 71)
Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone Number:
(301) 295-3949

Email Address:

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Full Menu

Breakfast Menu

Deli Menu

Entrees Menu

Daily Specials