December 2006

Question:

Dear Abbot Pennings,

The cafeteria served the most delicious broccoli cheese casserole. The chef, J.R., finally parted with the recipe and it’s been a part of my family’s celebrations ever since. What is the most popular meal for students at the cafeteria today?

Cathleen “Kitty” (Leonard) Finn ’82 

Answer:

Favorite caf foods have certainly changed over the years – from chicken strips in the late 1990s, to the introduction of the chicken Caesar salad entrée in the early 2000s. According to Matthew Doyle, associate director of dining services, an option that was just introduced last spring, the turkey shawarma bar (think along the lines of a gyro), is one of the most well-attended meals.

On average, the cafeteria serves about 750 for lunch, but for turkey shawarma day, that number increases to about 850. For those of you planning special holiday meals, you might want to try Kitty's favorite – the broccoli cheese casserole!

Responses to “Ask the Abbot” questions are penned by St. Norbert College staff in the name of Abbot Bernard Pennings, O.Praem., who founded St. Norbert College in 1898.