Students who were around when Sodexo was the food provider will tell you that the food is much better prepared by Bon Appétit. That is probably because the vegetables Bon Appétit uses are organic, fresh, and local. There is an on-site executive chef who produces some of the unique food choices. That being said, the choices become repetitive, and the entrées can be hit or miss. Every week, it is the same dinner menu, which can get tiring at times. There are deli and other bar selections, main entrées, vegetarian and vegan options, and global ethnic food offered during lunch and dinner, sometimes during other meals, too.
Prices are a little on the high side, especially for a salad (they weigh the plate and its contents); a plate of salad can cost almost $10. Yikes! So, without a meal plan (first-year students are required to have a meal plan), your bank account can and will be depleted from buying breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner on campus. Commuter students who want to eat at school usually find a friend with a meal plan because most students do not use all of their board meal credits (for dinner) and flex cash (for lunch, à la carte items, and purchases made at Monk’s Bean Café and Parsons Hall) by the end of the semester/year. Even at a small school, lines and wait times can be long, especially during peak hours, such as lunch.