Feedback

You talk and we listen! This month's feedback...

Question:
John Jay Dining Hall, January 18, 2018

Could you serve corn tortilla quesadillas? For leftovers you could make chillaquillas. I know that it is hard to do because of nut allergies, but is there any way your kitchen can cook with nuts and coconut milk? I'm thinking about peanut-butter sauce on greens and a great red lentil curry with ginger and coconut milk from the Washington Post. Also, I noticed that the cream cheese containers near the toaster are fat-free--could you also offer regular cream cheese? Thank you for all your hard work! I love John Jay, I eat there almost every meal!

Answer:

WOW! We love your suggestions!!! And thank you so much for being a #TeamJohnJay fan through and through! smiley

We do in fact offer both fat free and regular cream cheese options, but if there is ever a time you don't see the type you'd prefer, please see a team member and we'll get it for you immediately. 

We take food allergies very, very seriously and with that being said, we do not cook with nuts. If you are in the mood for a nut-based product, visit our Nut Zone. We also have National Peanut Butter Day taking place on 1/24/18 in the dining halls. Can't wait to see you again real soon!!!! 

- Jessica Kalapnauth , Assistant Manager, John Jay
Question:
John Jay Dining Hall, January 18, 2018

Tonight's vegan meatloaf was AMAZING. Thank you so much to John Jay staff!!

Answer:

Hi there,

We're so glad you enjoyed the vegan meatloaf! We will definitely serve it more often.

Thanks and have a great spring semester!

- Christina Lee, RD , Registered Dietitian - Dining Services
Question:
John Jay Dining Hall, January 18, 2018

Can you please bring back Gardein products? They are so much better than the regular vegan chicken.

Answer:

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to post on our page. Yes, we will definitely look into expanding our Gardein product line through our food distributor. If there are any specific items you would like to see, please see a manager. We look forward to serving you real soon!

- Chris Pagano , Manager, John Jay
Question:
John Jay Dining Hall, January 18, 2018

The vegan meatloaf tonight was wxcellent. One question: would it be possible to make it without the BBQ sauce? Many vegans including myself, follow a Whole Foods plant based lifestyle, and try to avoid added sugar. I know BBQ sauce typically has a lot of sugar, and it would be a more wholesome option if this was excluded from the recipe. Thanks for all your hard work, you guys are AMAZING!

Answer:

Thank you, thank you!!! We love preparing flavorful food, but really appreciate your feedback and will consider offering sauces on the side. We look forward to seeing you real soon in John Jay again. Happy Green Monday!

- Kareem Adams , Chef Manager, John Jay
Question:
JJ's Place, January 17, 2018
Could the express breakfast yogurt options also offer plain yogurt? The two fruity ones taste good but have a lot of (added) sugar. I rely on the express option for breakfast a lot, but I've been struggling to find healthy options that are lower in sugar. Thank you!
Answer: Hello! Thanks for the feedback--what a great idea! We will start offering Dannon plain low-fat yogurt cups on Monday-- so look out for them in the express breakfast! I will also look into adding more low-sugar items to the selection. We appreciate your patronage!
- Christina Apollonio , General Manager, JJ's Place
Question:
, January 10, 2018

Are we allowed to change our meal plans for the spring semester? There is a form to do so, but other places on the site say that you can only change it during the fall semester.

Answer:

Hello,

Happy New Year! Yes, you are able to change your meal plan for the spring semester until January 23rd. This can be done by visiting: http://dining.columbia.edu/change-your-meal-plan.

See you in the dining halls!

- Christina Lee, RD , Registered Dietitian - Dining Services