Presidential Court Food Comments
- Some of the food served for dinner was the exact same food served for lunch. The vegetable soup looked worse when I came and got it for dinner than when I was at lunch. The tomatoes looked very dehydrated, the other vegetables looked a little better though, but not much. The carrots were warm at lunch and were a little cooler at dinner. The greens were almost hot each time! The greens could have been better seasoned.
- The cherry pie was practically cold and I went to dinner about 5; it starts at 4:30. It would have tasted a whole lot better if it were hot.
- Take the onions used for decoration out of the food, some people cannot and do not eat onions for various reasons. There probably is more than some.
- Pudding should look smooth (creamy), not thick and lumpy looked at dinner. It may be a good idea to not serve exactly the same food for lunch and dinner.
- One problem, even though food in some establishments here on campus may have the temperature of the food taken, it does not guarantee hot food. The temperature is taken in the middle of the pan and is deemed okay/fine if it is at 145 (not sure of the scale used, I have assumed Fahrenheit). Even though the food is at 145 in the center it does not mean all of the food will be that way, the heat is not distributed uniformly. Perhaps taking more than one temperature reading and in different areas would allow the person taking the temperature to have a more accurate reading of the food's temperature.
- After the water/juices within the pan begin to evaporate, occasionally (if not all the time), the food is left with dew on them, which distorts the taste of the food making it taste worse than usual. Possibly look into a more reliable way of keeping the food and the liquid from evaporating so quickly. The liquid within some of the food around 5 today had already evaporated.
Last Modified: 13 October 2006 EST