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NEWS FROM CONNECTICUT COLLEGE November 2013

College’s dining experience rated among the best


11/18/2013
 Harris Refectory is one of several dining areas on campus that offer healthy, locally grown food options.

Harris Refectory is one of several dining areas on campus that offer healthy, locally grown food options.

Connecticut College is one of the 60 Best Colleges for Food in America, according to the culinary website The Daily Meal.

Relying on a variety of measures, including the use of healthy, locally sourced ingredients, the number of eateries on campus, and feedback from social media, the site ranked the College’s overall dining experience as the 38th best nationally.

Here’s the entire dining profile of the College from the site:

“We understand that just because you have to eat on campus doesn’t mean we won’t treat you like a customer,” a dining rep from Connecticut College told us. “Customer satisfaction is our number one concern.” And that dedication is apparent, not only in the dishes they serve, but in the dining services’ mission statement as well. If you’re craving New England clam chowder, chicken tenders, teriyaki pork tenderloin, vegetable lasagna, baked cod, Israeli couscous with vegetables, Moroccan stew with quinoa, or white cheese broccoli pizza, you’ve met your match. But prepare your stomach for the semester dining events, like the Happy Halloween Celebration that includes all meals on Halloween (editor’s note: The Daily Meal mistakenly writes “all meals in October”), international (Italian, Greek, French, Indian) themed dinners, and the Festivus celebration in December. Additionally, Conn boasts its pride regarding its environmental stewardship, “with programs that help reduce waste and support local farmers.” Seen through their on-campus organic garden, Sprout, the dining program values reducing waste and composting. Dining services also runs the Cro Bar, an on-campus bar for students of legal drinking age!”