Jen Liebschutz ’11, chair of the WSA’s Finance and Facilities committee, sends in some info about upcoming dining changes. Most of them seem to relate to Summerfields:
Recently, we had our first Dining Committee with Bon Appetit Regional Manager Michael Strumph, Wesleyan administrators, union workers, and students and we focused on addressing concerns about Summerfields.
Here are some solutions we came up with:
Starting Monday, Summerfields will have a chef-determined special of the day for dinner Monday-Friday available as a meal “bundle”. The chicken sandwich and grilled vegetable or portobello sandwich will also be added as meal bundles in addition to four they already have.
In the near future, Summerfields will have a “create-your-own” salad option where you can choose what toppings and protein you want on your salad. Bon Appetit has also promised to work on a method to improve how you know when your entree is ready, and they’re also looking into adding sushi and other creative entrees to the menu. The Dining Committee will continue to meet and discuss dining issues and improvements, so if you have any further suggestions, ideas, or observations about any dining issues, please email me at jliebschutz@wes.
While the changes seem far from perfect, props to Bon Appetit and the Dining Committee for making what seems to be an earnest effort to listen to students and meet student needs.
And props to students who have chimed in with their suggestions so far – let’s keep on actually talking about how to make the improvements we need instead of just complaining.