This fall, college students have been in for a shock when breakfast choices at choose eating halls resembled the notorious continental breakfasts of Vacation Inns and Sheratons, reasonably 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 electronic mail to The Day by day.
College students have expressed concern with the minimized breakfast choices, significantly at FloMo, the one Kosher eating corridor choice on campus.
The entire Kosher maintaining college students on campus are restricted to FloMo’s new breakfast menu. Preserving 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 group in Related College students of Stanford College (ASSU), stated these new modifications are “creating restrictions for the Jewish group.”
FloMo is “particularly the situation for folks in a marginalized group who’ve eating regimen restrictions due to their identification,” Rosenthal stated.
In an earlier communication with R&DE, College relations wrote about their dedication to “meet the wants of our numerous pupil group,” a sentiment that conflicts with the influence on Kosher maintaining college students with a desire towards scorching breakfast. The Day by day has reached out to the College for touch upon how this determination has impacted Kosher college students.
The brand new breakfast contains “pancakes and waffles (malted and gluten-free), an expanded bagel bar, scorching oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, a wide range of pastries, chilly cereal and extra,” R&DE wrote in a press release to The Day by day.
FloMo’s breakfast final faculty yr “was most likely the most effective meal that was served on the eating corridor,” Rosenthal stated. “I very very like my eggs and they also have the identical eggs you already know, each morning — it was very nice. I like most breakfast meats, I simply felt it was a fantastic selection.”
This yr, Rosenthal stated he goes to Arrillaga for breakfast on his technique to class as a substitute.
One other FloMo resident, Vivian Liang ’26, enjoys this yr’s breakfast greater than the earlier yr. “They didn’t serve bagels final yr, they didn’t serve acai bowls — they do that yr,” 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 yr. College students have expressed frustration that costs have stayed the identical whereas meal choices have minimized.
There’s a “fairly obtrusive downgrade towards the undergraduate eating expertise,” in accordance with 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 explanation why they selected to get rid of 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 ultimate funds is accepted yearly in June by the Board of Trustees, giving the College at the very least three months to speak the brand new breakfast choices to the affected college students.
These behind the scene modifications to breakfast have 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 “certain by the rule of regulation that the College passes all the way down to us as a result of this campus is so large and costs on this space of the nation are so inflated — if you happen to don’t select to choose out of the meal plan, then meals primarily change into financially restricted.”
Rosenthal proposes “a as soon as a month neighborhood omelet bar, a improbable occasion,” whereas all Liang asks for is a working espresso machine.