Feedback

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

Question:
Ferris Booth Commons, March 20, 2017

When will you guys bring back the pesto and goat cheese flatbread pizza? It's so delicious, yet every time its on the menu online it's never actually at Ferris.

Answer:

Hello My Pesto Admirer

We served the Pesto and Goat Cheese yesterday, But since you asked; we'll be serving it again on tomorrow.

Thank You

Bayo

- Bayo Otiti , General Manager
Question:
Ferris Booth Commons, March 20, 2017

Hi! What is the brand of the gluten free pasta offered in Ferris? Thanks so much!

Answer:

Hello and Thank you for yourquestion.

We currently carry three different Gluten Free brandsof pasta.

Banza - Pasta Penne made from Chickpeas and used in Salads 

Brilla-  Gluten Free Pasta used on the Pasta Station Upon Request.

Ciao - A Quinoa based product. Gluten Free and Vegan available upon request.

Thank You

Bayo

- Bayo Otiti , General Manager
Question:
John Jay Dining Hall, March 15, 2017

Are the black bean burgers Morningstar Farms brand or Gardein? Thanks so much!

Answer:

Hello!

The black bean burgers are from MorningStar Farms!

- Christina Lee, RD , Registered Dietitian - Dining Services
Question:
JJ's Place, March 12, 2017

Hi, Would it be possible to offer peanut butter during Spring Break? It would be great to be able to make PB&J sandwiches and peanut butter toast. Thanks so much for being so receptive to feedback!

Answer:

Hi there,

We will have individually packaged peanut butter pieces starting tomorrow so be sure to look for them.

Enjoy!

- Christina Lee, RD , Registered Dietitian - Dining Services
Question:
Ferris Booth Commons, March 8, 2017

Thank you so much for being so receptive to student feedback. There was whole grain gluten free bread this morning in Ferris, and it made my day! I made egg toast, and it was delicious. I am continually amazed by the top-notch quality of Columbia Dining. Bravo!

Answer:

Hi there,

Our pleasure - we're so glad we were able to make your day. Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback!

- Christina Lee, RD , Registered Dietitian - Dining Services
Question:
Ferris Booth Commons, March 6, 2017

I loved the addition of dried fruits, nuts, and CHIA SEEDS in Ferris this morning! They go so well in oatmeal and add much-needed protein to my vegan diet! Thank you!

Answer:

Hello!

Thank you so much for your feedback. We're so glad you're enjoying the new additions and hope you continue to throughout the semester!

- Christina Lee, RD , Registered Dietitian - Dining Services
Question:
Ferris Booth Commons, March 6, 2017

Hi! Would it be possible to offer gluten free, whole grain pasta? Maybe a quinoa-based pasta? I would really appreciate it!

Answer:

Hello!

We've ordered quinoa-based pasta so be sure to look for it in a few days.

Enjoy and have a wonderful spring break!

- Christina Lee, RD , Registered Dietitian - Dining Services
Question:
Ferris Booth Commons, March 4, 2017

I left my white, black and red scarf in Ferris tonight (March 4). Can someone on the staff hold onto it? Thank you (mf2977)

Answer:

Hi 

Sorry we were unable to located your scarf.

Thank You

Bayo

- Bayo Otiti , General Manager
Question:
Ferris Booth Commons, March 4, 2017

The new sweet potato quinoa black bean soup is yummy. However, I am wondering what the nutrition facts are, because they are not listed on the website. Is there added sugar in the soup? It tastes very sweet.

Answer:

Hello!

One cup of the Quinoa & Sweet Potato Chili with Black Beans contains 200 calories, 4.5g total fat, 800mg sodium, 35g total carbohydrate (9g sugars), and 7g protein.

- Christina Lee, RD , Registered Dietitian - Dining Services
Question:
Ferris Booth Commons, March 4, 2017

Hi, Is it possible to offer whole grain gluten free bread? Thanks so much!

Answer:

Hi there,

It most certainly is! It should be arriving within the next few days so be sure to look for it.

Enjoy and have a great rest of the semester!

- Christina Lee, RD , Registered Dietitian - Dining Services
Question:
Ferris Booth Commons, March 1, 2017

Can you please move Meatless Mondays to Fridays during the Lenten season?

Answer:
Hi and Thank You for your suggestion, however I'm unable to grant your request.
 
Green Monday is a global sustainability initiative that was designed to promote green lifestyle choices. It builds on the successful Meatless Monday and Healthy Monday programs started by the Monday Campaigns in 2003 with leading public health schools, including the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. Since then, these initiatives have been implemented in 36 countries. 
 
Why Monday? Monday is a good entry point for a shift to healthy, sustainable habits because it taps into the “Monday mindset” when people are most open to starting and restarting healthy, positive behaviors. 
 
Thank You
Bayo
- Bayo Otiti , General Manager
Question:
Ferris Booth Commons, March 1, 2017

Hello, I just wanted to know if the paper plates/cups/bowls and utensils used at Ferris Booth and JJ's are BPA free? Just asking because we have been studying in my public health class that a lot of paper products including those used in the food industry have traces of BPA, especially in recycled paper products. Same goes for whether the canned ingredients /food used at the dining halls are free of BPA and other harmful synthetic substances? Thanks much

Answer:

Hello nd Thank You for your thoughtful question.

We have checked with our vendors and our paper and food products do not contain BPA.

Thank You

Bayo

- Bayo Otiti , General Manager
Question:
John Jay Dining Hall, February 27, 2017

Hi! Is that possible that the real lox, not spread, will be back at bagel action station?

Answer:

Hi there!

We often alternate between lox and lox spread and this week, we have both - enjoy!

- Christina Lee, RD , Registered Dietitian - Dining Services