The Mac Weekly

Bon Appétit procedures, dining plans cause campus controversy

Hannah Goldfarb

November 16, 2018

This year, Macalester welcomed its biggest-ever first-year class. The 612 students in that class, all of whom are required to live on campus, are also required to purchase a full college meal plan. In anticipation of the arriv...

Biweekly bites: Earth Day and the bagged lunch option

Kate Rhodes

April 14, 2017

Next Thursday, April 20, Bon Appétit will celebrate Earth Day with free samples given out at Marvin Plaza. According to an email from Amy Jackson, Macalester’s Catering Director, “Every year, U.S. farmers discard more than...

Café Mac hacks: waffles, curry, extended hours, oh my!

February 10, 2017

To kick off the new year, we thought it would be a good idea to review all the changes Bon Appétit made. There are some great improvements, but unfortunately these improvements come with shortened Grille hours. We are psyched ab...

Biweekly bites: updates from Bon Appetit

February 3, 2017

The ways in which students interact with Bon Appetit varies greatly. Some students eat three meals a day there, while others get the occasional Atrium sandwich. But how much do we know about the catering company that is behind al...

Bon Appétit celebrates accident-free year

December 9, 2016

Our goal at Bon Appétit is to have each employee return to their home every day injury free. We make it a commitment to provide our employees with a safe place to work. The team here at Macalester is proud to report that we went one year ...

Green Matters: Waste not, want not

April 15, 2016

Next week is Earth Week, and Bon Appétit is collaborating with MacFEAST to help reduce food waste in Café Mac through an initiative called Food Counts: the Green Plate Challenge. Showing up at the cafeteria to refuel between classes, it’s easy ...

Café Mac: Pretty or practical?

April 8, 2016

Upon returning to campus after Spring Break a few weeks ago, I was surprised to find that Café Mac had changed drastically. While we were all enjoying our week off, our cafeteria was undergoing a makeover. The plastic crates fo...

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