This fall, college students had been in for a shock when breakfast choices at choose eating halls resembled the notorious continental breakfasts of Vacation Inns and Sheratons, quite than the recent choices marketed in R&DE’s shiny eating brochures.
Three out of the eight eating halls on campus — Ricker, Casper and FloMo — at the moment are serving “enhanced continental breakfast,” R&DE wrote in an e-mail to The Every day.
College students have expressed concern with the minimized breakfast choices, notably at FloMo, the one Kosher eating corridor possibility on campus.
The entire Kosher holding college students on campus are restricted to FloMo’s new breakfast menu. Holding Kosher is a Jewish dietary regulation the place meats and fat should not be combined.
Lee Rosenthal ’25, president of Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi and the director of housing and neighborhood in Related College students of Stanford College (ASSU), stated these new adjustments are “creating restrictions for the Jewish neighborhood.”
FloMo is “particularly the placement for individuals in a marginalized neighborhood who’ve food regimen restrictions due to their id,” Rosenthal stated.
In an earlier communication with R&DE, College relations wrote about their dedication to “meet the wants of our numerous pupil neighborhood,” a sentiment that conflicts with the influence on Kosher holding college students with a desire towards scorching breakfast. The Every day has reached out to the College for touch upon how this resolution has impacted Kosher college students.
The brand new breakfast consists of “pancakes and waffles (malted and gluten-free), an expanded bagel bar, scorching oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, quite a lot of pastries, chilly cereal and extra,” R&DE wrote in a press release to The Every day.
FloMo’s breakfast final college 12 months “was in all probability the most effective meal that was served on the eating corridor,” Rosenthal stated. “I very very similar to my eggs and they also have the identical eggs , each morning — it was very nice. I like most breakfast meats, I simply felt it was an awesome selection.”
This 12 months, Rosenthal stated he goes to Arrillaga for breakfast on his method to class as a substitute.
One other FloMo resident, Vivian Liang ’26, enjoys this 12 months’s breakfast greater than the earlier 12 months. “They didn’t serve bagels final 12 months, they didn’t serve acai bowls — they do that 12 months,” she stated.
R&DE didn’t reply to questions on why costs of meal plans haven’t modified regardless of the totally different eating choices this 12 months. College students have expressed frustration that costs have stayed the identical whereas meal choices have minimized.
There’s a “fairly evident downgrade towards the undergraduate eating expertise,” based on Rosenthal.
R&DE recommends college students preferring a “wider number of scorching breakfast choices” to “use their meal swipes in any of the opposite eating halls on campus.”
Low curiosity in breakfast, labor elements and “inflation” are the reason why they selected to eradicate scorching breakfast at sure eating halls, R&DE wrote. They didn’t reply to questions on how R&DE selected which eating halls to serve continental breakfast.
Stanford’s closing funds is authorised yearly in June by the Board of Trustees, giving the College a minimum of three months to speak the brand new breakfast choices to the affected college students.
These behind the scene adjustments to breakfast had been unfold by way of phrase of mouth. R&DE had not launched a press release or any indication of alterations made earlier than the beginning of this quarter.
Rosenthal stated college students are “sure by the rule of regulation that the College passes right down to us as a result of this campus is so huge and costs on this space of the nation are so inflated — when you don’t select to choose out of the meal plan, then meals primarily turn into financially restricted.”
Rosenthal proposes “a as soon as a month neighborhood omelet bar, a unbelievable occasion,” whereas all Liang asks for is a working espresso machine.