Source: SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I.—College cafeteria food isn’t as bad as you might think — at least at the University of Rhode Island. URI’s dining service is celebrating a bronze medal in a national contest of college dining services. The school’s Hope Commons dining facility won the Loyal E. Horton Dining Award on Saturday from the National Association of College and University Food Services. It was recognized in the large school category. URI says one aspect of its service that it is particularly proud of is its sustainability. It sells waste vegetable oil to Newport Biodiesel for conversion to a biofuel, and buys food from local vendors, among other initiatives.
Ill give credit where credit is due. Buying food from local vendors is awesome for supporting the local small business in Rhode Island. And selling extra vegetable oil to Newport Biodiesel is great for energy use. The meal plan is great. I get to eat how ever much I want, pretty much whenever I want. At the same time, NONE of these great aspects change the fact that the food tastes like shit, on top of more shit, on a plate of shit, served with a side of shit. When it comes to the home-style section, it’s a rare occasion to get a delicious meal. All they do is throw spices on top of everything to add flavor. Everything is fucking spicy, even the veggies! The burgers are never a ‘go-to’ option. They are paper thin and extremely well done with no juice, no flavor. Just burnt meat. I could go on for days about the shit they produce for us. There is a lot of food that is good though. For example, the salmon, omelets, deli, pasta, and stir fry are always great options. You eventually get sick of eating those few options that do taste good. If you want to make a change make sure you fill out the comment cards to help produce better food quality.