Students Rate Cafeteria Food, Lack of Options

B-CU cafeteria food. Somer Harris photo
B-CU cafeteria food. Somer Harris photo
We asked 130 students: Are you satisfied with the food served at the cafeteria?
We asked 130 students: Are you satisfied with the food served at the cafeteria?

Bethune-Cookman University students dislike the food served in the cafeteria on campus, according to Voice of The Wildcats conducted poll. The results show that 113 out of 130 total surveyed students are not satisfied with the food choices provided in the cafeteria, meanwhile 17 students are happy.

Sodexo, a French food services and facilities management company, as partnered with B-CU since 2013. The French company is also serving other local colleges such as Daytona State College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

"I am tired of eating the same thing in there... Nothing tastes good anymore, and I feel like they reheat the food and give it to us," B-CU sophomore Rhea Desmond told the Voice of The Wildcats.

On a daily basis Sodexo provides students with dining options such as home-cooked meals, soup, pizza, burgers, sandwiches and dessert. In addition, fun food serving traditions such as Taco Tuesday, Fried Chicken Wednesday and Fish Friday have also been implemented. While creative, these food serving traditions do not make up for the lack of quality in the meals offered to the students.

"I hate the cafeteria food. Sometimes it's cold and there are always flied flying around it," said Mike Hatcher, a sophomore at B-CU. 

Part of the food service problem on campus may also be lack of options. Many institutions have a variety of popular food vendors located on campus. To name a few, University of Delaware students are eating Dunkin' Donuts and Subway without leaving campus, meanwhile University of Tampa students are enjoying Starbucks and Chick-Fil-A. B-CU's Wildcat den offers a cafeteria alternative; however, students do not believe it's enough.

By Yasmin Price