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In the Davenport dining hall during lunch and dinner time you will hear it. The occasionally unhappy student will moan and groan about how the food of Café Bon Appétit does not satisfy his or her hunger or taste buds.
Our spring break is only one week long, so why do the people left on campus have nowhere to eat? Both Barbs and Davenport are closed for the week, leaving the students to buy food off campus.
Students want another on campus eatery, and 10 out of 16 students asked in an informal survey think that the University community would benefit from a deli-style sandwich shop.
A typical functioning kitchen for any restaurant consists of a counter, an oven, a food station and a refrigerator. The types of food available at the establishment usually revolve around what type of equipment they have to work with, but at Barbara’s Place this is not the case.
Neither Davenport Dining Hall nor Barbara’s Place list nutritional facts about the meals offered, and many students feel their meal choice would be altered if those facts were posted.
In most universities, there are always students complaining about the food in their dining halls. At the University of La Verne, there is no exception. Complaints about flavor, preparation and lack of variety are always mentioned and sometimes worked on, but one thing that is never changing is the lack of options for vegetarians.
Inside the Campus Center during, lunch and dinner hours, students line up curving off to the left of the counter, making the small space seem hectic. But the crowd isn’t from Barbara’s Place crew not caring.
Among the changes on campus to accommodate the historically high number of traditional undergraduates, Davenport Dining Hall has undergone some renovations.
Already students are buzzing about the improved quality and taste of the food at Davenport Dining Hall the new taqueria at Barbara’s Place in the Campus Center.
The University of La Verne has started searching for a new food provider to cook for the masses. Committees have met with four different food providers for a chance to take over Sodexo’s position. Now that there might be a change in who is providing the food to the students, faculty and staff, this is the perfect time for the student body to request new food options as well.