The Mac Weekly

Bon Appétit procedures, dining plans cause campus controversy

Hannah Goldfarb

November 15, 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...

Meatless Monday idea prompts hearty debate

Malaika Rosenfeld

April 6, 2017

Every lunch and dinner, the Grille station in Café Mac features chicken breasts ready for consumption. The South and East stations can be counted on to provide meat-laden curries or stir-frys, and the pasta station is never wi...

Café Mac Hacks: The panini press is back

March 3, 2017

It’s back! The much loved, and very well-used panini press has been replaced. No more waffle iron sandwiches – the real deal is back. After a rough few weeks, the broken panini press in Café Mac was replaced with a new on...

Biweekly Bites: updates from Bon Appétit

March 3, 2017

Have you ever noticed the icons next to certain dishes in Café Mac? If you have dietary restrictions or choose to abstain from eating a variety of foods, these icons will likely guide your daily food choice. These logos are pa...

Bon Appétit adds halal options following student, CRSL advocacy

The Mac Weekly

February 17, 2017

This semester, Café Mac’s East and South meal stations began serving halal meat, mostly chicken, on Mondays and Thursdays. The new additions are the product of lobbying efforts by the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life (CRS...

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 ...

Café Mac hacks: breakfast bonanza

October 27, 2016

One of our favorite times in Café Mac is between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.—breakfast! There is so much you can make; from breakfast sandwiches to yogurt parfaits, the options are endless. If you are looking for a ...

Café Mac hacks: taking the salad bar to the next level

October 13, 2016

It’s that time of year again: when illness prevails. We are all getting it, except the lucky few who have incredible immune systems, so it is especially important to keep in mind the value of a healthy diet. First and foremost: sa...

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