Estrella Lopez ’07, a member of last year’s dining review committee that was responsible for choosing Bon Appetit, responds to a snarky comment on the ACB:
So, I stand by our decision to choose BA, and quite frankly (and I absolutely LOVE Wesleyan) the biggest thing that pisses me off about the school is that its is a huge community of pissers and moaners who don’t do shit about anything but love to complain. It should really be recognized as the official passtime of Wesleyan students.
The two other students on the committee and I did the best that we could to solicit the input of the student body. As often happens, few people bothered to reply to our emails etc, but for those who did we took what they said into account in order to inform our decision. We conducted a survey (yes, imperfect, but our best realistic option) The results of which can be found on the wsa voting website in the Campus-Wide survey. The number one concern was for better quality food.
We kept this in mind while we visited various other campuses to taste the food, then we read all their dining proposals and when we interviewed the individual companies that were bidding for the job. Hands-down BA was the company that came the losest to meeting our needs.
Now, I am not there any more so I cannot speak to how they are delivering on their promises (though I would say that it is at best premature to judge them at this point, they’re what, 2 weeks into the operation?) but I have no problem at all in saying that given all the information that we had available to us we undoubtedly made the best possible choice. My guess is that no matter who we had chosen a) they would have trouble adjusting to the new space b) people would be complaining.
Its amazing to me how quickly you seem to have forgotten how violently Aramark was hated, how (until news spread that it would not be open this year) viscerally MoCon was reviled, and the unending stream of complaints about the inadequacies and deficiencies of Davenport as a Campus Center.
Maybe you should hold the sarcasm and if you think that with your infinite wisdom and prophetic abilities you could do things better, step up.