You just eat the food. You don’t make it and you don’t know who did. But there’s a whole other world behind the serving counters in The Vista at Shaw Hall.
“The food is great. It’s a lot better than what I expected college food to be like,” Renaissance High School senior, Arianna Smith said.
Since the start of MIPA on Sunday, the cafeteria at Shaw Hall, The Vista, has served dishes such as KFC chicken bowls, Lo Mein, and beef steak fajitas, all of which are homemade. According to Michigan State chef, Jessica Ahrens, her and her crew have served more than eight hundred people, including over three hundred MIPA students.
“It’s insane and busy nonstop,” Ahrens said. “For pizza night we made about 100 pizzas and cut 12 slices each. That’s a lot of pizza.”
For Ahrens, who just started in January, being a chef at State is one of the best jobs to have. It’s like being a part of a family, she says.
“Everyone is very welcoming and State really cares about employees,” Ahrens said. “I haven’t experienced anything bad.”