Sonoma State University Culinary Services department is updating its menu offerings giving students something new to look forward to this fall. Their new executive chef who came on board last spring, is the driver of new menu creations, especially in the Kitchens.
The Director of Sales and Marketing of Entrepreneurial Activities and Campus Life at Sonoma State University, Ryan Ernst, said culinary services employs over 500 individuals, and that staff is always changing. He said, “[The department] remains committed to serving the campus community [and the university] won’t experience diminished service.”
Demitri Call and Aaron Owen, both senior physics majors at SSU believe the university is lacking on food options.
“The food is not consistent,” said Owen.
Both students hope to see healthier food options in the future
“It’s difficult and unreliable,” said Call. “They could do better.”
“An influx of dietary needs has been on the rise- vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free [and] being health conscience is in the forefront of what we do. We have healthy options in all venues at all times,” said Ernst.
Culinary Services is excited to announce many new and exciting changes to the department at Sonoma State this year. Under the direction of the newly appointed Chef Alex, there will be healthy options added to the menu offered at all dining venues across campus.
The department has rebranded the café in the student center, newly named Sip and will now offer yogurt parfaits and a variety of Noah’s bagels. And at the request of many students, Lobo's will now offer hamburgers in the afternoons and evenings, as well as all day Saturday and Sunday. Other additions to Lobo's options include tacos and quesadillas, as well as healthy choices such as a veggie pita and Asian chicken wrap.