Feedback

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

Question:
John Jay Dining Hall, March 15, 2019

Hello John Jay! Thank you for all of the great vegan dishes I've had the past few days. I especially enjoyed the baked ziti, the black bean brownies, and the vegan chicken parm. I was wondering if you all could try your hand at a vegan eggplant parm since you all have been nailing your vegan dishes this semester! As always, thank you for making meal times so enjoyable!

Answer:

Hi! We're happy to hear that you're enjoying our vegan options! Look for vegan eggplant parmesan when we get back from spring break. John Jay will incorporate this into the menu! See you in the dining hall!

- Joe Walsh , General Manager, John Jay
Question:
John Jay Dining Hall, March 13, 2019

Just wanted to say THANK YOU for always being so upbeat and positive!! (Also, would love to see more bananas around dinner time!) Thank you so much- and have a great spring break!

Answer:

Hi friend! Thank you for your kind words. We love serving students and strive to make John Jay a warm and happy place for the Columbia community. We're glad that you can feel our positive vibes! Also, we'll keep the bananas coming at dinner for you! See you in the dining hall!

- Joe Walsh , General Manager, John Jay
Question:
Ferris Booth Commons, March 13, 2019

Loved that Ferris offered Vegan grilled cheese today!! Also the hoisin sauce at the pasta bar is a great addition!

Answer:

Hi Ferris Fan! Thank you for submitting feedback. We're so glad you're enjoying our new offerings! See you at Ferris soon! #ferrisforever

- Bayo Otiti , Assistant Director, Ferris Booth Commons & Culinary Center
Question:
JJ's Place, March 12, 2019
Hello! I live for JJ's breakfast menus -- the tofu sandwich and tofu scramble are THE BEST i've ever had as a vegan. I also LOVE the chia pudding, but I wish you had put fresh berries instead of the sweetened ones! Also, I've seen vegan overnight oats (made with plant-based milk) once, but never again. Could you please make vegan versions of the overnight oats on top of the vegetarian ones we currently have? That way, although it seems impossible to grow any bigger, my love for JJ's will become even greater!! Thank you! Lots of love from the vegan friends
Answer: Hi JJ's Fan! We are so happy you are loving our vegan breakfast options, and appreciate your suggestions! We will start offering the vegan overnight oats daily (with different flavors) when we return from spring break. We will also be featuring different flavors of applesauce. We are excited to see what you think--see you soon at JJ's!
- Christina Apollonio , General Manager, JJ's Place
Question:
John Jay Dining Hall, March 12, 2019

Hi! I miss the wasabi peas! Do you anticipate them becoming available again?

Answer:

You got it! The wasabi peas will be by the salad bar when we return from spring break! See you soon!

- Joe Walsh , General Manager, John Jay
Question:
Ferris Booth Commons, March 12, 2019

Would love to see the smoothie bowls in Ferris more often!! Was a great healthy option to mix up the menu :)

Answer:

Hi Smoothie Lover! We agree- we love the smoothies, too! We've been featuring this as an item for special events but are looking to add this to the menu once a month. Be on the lookout for them in April!

- Bianca Tamburello , Registered Dietitian, Columbia Dining
Question:
Ferris Booth Commons, March 11, 2019

Would love more of the blueberry flapjack cake!! With the maple frosting.

Answer:

Hi! Ferris is offering the blueberry flapjack cake tomorrow, Thursday 3/14! We hope you come to visit! Have a great spring break!

- Bayo Otiti , Assistant Director, Ferris Booth Commons & Culinary Center
Question:
Ferris Booth Commons, March 7, 2019

Shoutout to Romando, Chantal, and Tomas. They make my day x100 times better- they always have smiles on their faces and are like my family away from home. I am so appreciative of their hard work and positive energy. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Answer:

Hi Ferris Fan! Thank you for your kind note. This means the world to our team. Our staff works extremely hard to ensure Columbia students have everything they need and strive to make Ferris a positive, warm and loving environment. We're so happy that you enjoy dining with us! We enjoy dining with you, too! Hope to see you soon!

- Bayo Otiti , Assistant Director, Ferris Booth Commons & Culinary Center
Question:
John Jay Dining Hall, March 6, 2019

Hi, When can we have 'Tandoori Chicken' in the menu?

Answer:

Hi! You got it! We were so inspired by your request that we're offering Tandoori Chicken today at lunch. Stay tuned to see this on the menu more often. Have a great break!

- Bianca Tamburello , Registered Dietitian, Columbia Dining
Question:
JJ's Place, March 2, 2019

I was at JJ's place and I swiped in to get a box. When I returned to the counter to pick up my ID and leave, the person at the counter swiped my ID again by accident, because she thought my ID belonged to the person who had just entered. This meal swipe came out of my guest meals. Is there any way to get the meal swipe back?

Answer:

Hi JJ's Friend! Email me directly at bt2482@columbia.edu and we can sort this out. Talk to you soon!

- Bianca Tamburello , Registered Dietitian, Columbia Dining
Question:
, March 1, 2019

I'm looking at meal plans for next year and noticed that they are all called "upperclass meal plans." Are sophomores considered upper class? Can we sophomores get any of these plans, even the EZ meal plans? Thanks!

Answer:

Hi! We love that you're looking at meal plans early! Yes, sophomores may choose "upper class meal plans" and can choose the EZ plans. Hope this information is helpful!

- Rosie Fernandez , Meal Plan & Flex Account Manager
Question:
John Jay Dining Hall, February 27, 2019

Hey John Jay Dining! I wanted to let you know that I am loving your vegan sweet treats like the apple turnovers, the chocolate mousse, and the coconut pudding and can't wait to see more! As always, thank you for making meal times so enjoyable.

Answer:

Hi, thanks for posting! We're so happy that you're enjoying our vegan treats! We're trying our absolute best to incorporate vegan sweets into our menu and are glad you noticed. See you soon!

- Joseph Walsh , General Manager, John Jay
Question:
JJ's Place, February 23, 2019

It would be very nice to have some dairy free ice cream options available in JJs since a lot of people cannot eat dairy. Even one thing would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:

Hi! Thank you for your feedback! Dairy free frozen treats are coming soon to JJ's! Be on the look out!

- Christina Apollonio , General Manager, JJ's Place
Question:
John Jay Dining Hall, February 19, 2019

Hi! Last semester during finals, in the dessert section at John Jay there were these amazing cube sized brownie bites. When I got back to campus this semester I was excited to continue eating a ton of these bite-sized brownie bites but they were no longer at John Jay's dessert section. I patiently waited to see if they would be brought back but to no avail. Would it be possible to bring back these bite-sized brownie bites (they were shaped like small cubes)? I would really appreciate it! A bit-sized brownie lover, Thanks!

Answer:

Hi bite-sized brownie lover! We're so happy that you enjoyed these! We'll be offering the fudgy bite sized brownie bites tomorrow, Tuesday, 2/26 at dinner. 

Hope to see you there!

- Joe Walsh , General Manager, John Jay
Question:
Ferris Booth Commons, February 18, 2019

I really love the Sweet Chili sauce at JJ's! Would it be possible to get it at Ferris? It would go great on eggs/omelettes (which are almost perfect already) in the morning!

Answer:

Hi! Thanks for posting here. We love the sweet chili sauce, too! Ferris offers this item next to the salad bar. If the sweet chili sauce is still difficult to find, any staff member would be happy to help you find it!

- Bayo Otiti , Assistant Director, Ferris Booth Commons & Culinary Center