a current student here
The food at Chatham is probably the most exaggerated topic of discussion when you tour the university. If you notice when you go to any large-scale student recruiting events (or events that a lot of alumni go to) they are always catered versus actually eating the normal meals at Anderson dining hall. Thereâ??s a reason for that. The food at Anderson isnâ??t good. The hot meals are the equivalent to the average high school cafeteria food: scary. Worse yet, Chatham commends itself on having vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options for dining at all times; however, when attending the university it becomes apparent that most of the cooking staff lacks an understanding of what qualifies these meals as vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free. Foods often include egg that are labeled vegan. On several occasions vegetarian omelets have included ham or bacon. The initiative of the Anderson Dining hall falls short of the reality; however, I must admit the salad bar is always fresh with lots of options. If youâ??re willing to only eat salads and ice cream for your entire college experience then Anderson Dining hall is for you.