Dining Hall Expands Options, Omelets Return

Tychirra Moreno, '19, tries the falafels from Friday's Fresh Fusion station. PHOTO BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON.

Tychirra Moreno, ’19, tries the falafels from last Friday’s Fresh Fusion station. PHOTO BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON.

BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON
STAFF WRITER

This semester, new vegetarian options have been added to the Fresh Fusion section of the dining hall.


An entrée, a soup, and two to four vegetarian salads will be featured here every day.

“We wanted to expand our Fresh Fusion options anyway,” said Director of Dining Services Kevin Owen in response to the new meatless choices.

Owen explained that many students who remained on campus over winter break requested more vegetarian options, and adding them to the Fresh Fusion section provided a way to have these options on a smaller scale since only a small percentage of the student body is vegetarian or vegan. “Plus, it’s a great way for a non-vegetarian to try them out,” he added.

Popular vegetarian dishes may be added to the Home Zone section of the dining hall, with the rest of the entrées.

“If we continue to see the interest, we will explore options to implement more [vegetarian foods] in the 2016-2017 school year,” Owen said.

One meatless option, the omelet, has returned after recent egg shortages eliminated the breakfast option last semester.

“We were also very happy to reinstate the omelet option in the mornings,” Owen said. Now students can go to the dining hall on weekday mornings from 7 to 9 a.m. and build their own omelet from a selection of vegetables and meats. They can even watch their omelet being made.

“It finally adds some variety to breakfast,” Sawyer Young, ’18, said. “I’m happy the dining hall is making the shift to healthier and more wholesome food, especially for breakfast.”

Fresh Ideas is constantly trying to improve its selection and welcomes any comments or suggestions.

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