a current student here
despite regular complaining from the student body about the cafeteria food and set dining hours, i strongly believe the cafeteria is one of the school's strong points for a few reason. first of all, i have spoken and witnessed what type of food other cafeterias offer students at other colleges, and i can assure you that it is anything but appetizingly-fresh, crisp, and appealing... yes, hchc's dining follows the chuch's fasting periods, which can make dining options more limited, but props to the kitchen staff for remaining dedicated to being creative with options. secondly, although the price is rather high when compared to other schools and people complain about that, the quality and amount of choices at the cafeteria surely explain the more pricey "room and board." thirdly, and lastly, although the dining hours are limited (i.e. you cannot go in and eat at any time), i know of other colleges whose caf is always open, but students say their food is "trash." not so at this school.