Lack of silverware upsets students

Samuel Sutton

Chick-Fil-A, Burrito Bowl, Grill Nations and Freshens. The variety of food brought in by the dining contract with Chartwells has gained popularity from the students. Unfortunately, this much popularity has presented a problem-lack of condiments and silverware.

“It does get frustrating sometimes. I like to get the bowls at Burrito Bowl, but sometimes I have to take them back to my apartment because there isn’t any utensils to eat my food with,” Jared Sharp, a junior in engineering, said.

The dining services don’t spend much on eating utensils due to the new “save water” idea. Le Thurman, director of dining services, said that the managers spend 4 percent of their money on eating utensils and condiments.

“Now that we have to use plastic and styrofoam, we don’t feel the need to spend too much on it,” Thurman said.

Thurman said the lack of utensils and condiments is partially the students’ fault as well.

“I often see students take multiple ‘deals’ of silverware for their dorms. We try to do our part to keep them filled up, but the students need to help out and not take too many for themselves,” Thurman said.

Other students have noticed as well, and want them to do something to try to limit it.

“If I was in charge, I would make sure everything is always filled up, and someone is monitoring it. There are a lot of us here, and so there should be enough silverware for us to use,” Emmy Geive, a freshman in biology, said.

Thurman said, “we do the best we can to monitor it. We don’t have enough employees to put a guy out there to monitor it all day.”