Aug. 4—The Princeton Review named Wheaton College, in Wheaton, Ill., as the college with the best campus food as part of the publication’s annual college rankings. Dining services at Wheaton College is managed by Bon Appétit Management Co.
"We're thrilled that Wheaton students appreciate the care and skill that our chefs put into every dish,” Fedele Bauccio, CEO and cofounder of Bon Appétit Management Co., said in a press release. "Each Bon Appétit chef creates a custom culinary program based on our companywide kitchen principles. The team at Wheaton College has excelled in making our commitments to local, responsible sourcing, from-scratch cooking and healthy preparations a delicious reality on the plate. I am proud to see their efforts recognized by the Princeton Review.”
The culinary program at Wheaton features purchases from more than 30 local farms through the farm-to-fork program and from-scratch cooking. The Princeton Review creates a top 20 list in each of 62 categories from 376 colleges studied. Students are asked 80 questions ranking everything about college life from professors, to financial aid, to health services.
The rest of the top 20 for best campus food are:
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Va.
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.
University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis
Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
Colby College, Waterville, Maine
University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, Mass.
Saint Anselm College, Manchester, N.H.
University of Scranton, Scranton, Pa.
Boston University, Boston
University of Richmond, Richmond, Va.
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.
Scripps College, Claremont, Calif.
University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H.
Goucher College, Baltimore
St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn.
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind.