By Felicia D’amico
We, the students of Bryant University, need to stop complaining about our dining hall. College food is not and will never be as good as a home cooked meal and that’s just something we all have to accept. Bryant University isn’t a school nationally recognized for their cafeteria that’s for sure, and I would guess that no one made the decision to enroll at Bryant based on the dining hall. After two years of endless complaints, I think the administration has made a great decision in signing Sodexo as our new food carrier.
I am by no means saying that Sodexo is serving the greatest food on this planet, but I am saying that they are serving edible food, something that was questionable over the last two years with Aramark. Of course, I am sure that there are some things that are no longer in Salmo that many people loved, but I think there are a lot of great additions to the dining hall.
As a vegetarian, finding a source of protein that I could eat in the dining hall was always a struggle in the past and I was getting very sick and fed up of eating a veggie burger for lunch and dinner every day. Sodexo has done a great job tending to the needs of vegetarians at Bryant with new meatless protein sources every day at dinner. For all those non vegetarians, I have seen many nights where students were waiting in line for twenty minutes just for the meat, so I’m guessing it can’t be that bad. I have seen a lot of decent healthy foods coming through Salmo and for that I am thankful.
Although everything still isn’t perfect, we have to accept that it is never going to be perfect to every single student, every single night. What we can do is take our opinions off Twitter and instead write them down on a suggestion card at the top of Salmo. How can we expect a change of the things we don’t like if we aren’t doing anything about it?
Each and every one of us has a voice. If you are still not happy about the food in Salmo speak up, but do it in the right way. Think of some suggestions that are actually reasonable and no, the chefs from Sienna running our dining hall is not one of them. I think it’s time we started being grateful for having food to eat, instead of complaining about what is being offered.