With a recent change in food service companies, vast improvements have been made to all the eateries on campus. Bates Dining Hall has action stations featuring a variety of create-your-own meals with rotating choices of risotto, stir-fry, fried rice, linguini, and other dishes. The quality of meats has also seen an improvement with SLC students’ continued interest in supporting organic foods from local farms. Brunch still remains the favorite meal by far, and the health food bar is also enjoying new food items.
But perhaps the greatest improvement is the food at The Pub. What once was a greasy mess—sure to make your stomach upset—now is a completely renovated kitchen with new recipes. Students can create their own deli sandwiches on artisan breads and enjoy delicious paninis hot off the grill. All food is made-to-order and never stale. Unfortunately, the venue is understaffed and gets crowded at peak hours. Even though these are improvements, it is difficult to eat the same food every day, and most students opt out of purchasing a large meal plan after their first year. However, there are those few who eat SLC’s version of home cooking every meal of every day.