And I thought AF food was supposed to be good...

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  1. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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  2. Dadandgrad

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    I heard the food and service is "fast, neat, average, friendly, good, good!"
     
  3. airforceacademy7

    airforceacademy7 Banned

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    I went to Summer Seminar last year, and the food is actually pretty decent. But that's me...
     
  4. aggie83

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    Son went to Summer Seminar too, and said food was much better than the school year. He says some days are just OK and others are scary. Thank goodness for nutrition shakes and energy bars that he can get to keep in his room because of his low weight. Warning -stay away from the ham - he found out too late...
     
  5. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    The food is ok. Some things are good. Others...not so much.
    It is hard to feed 4400 people at the same time AND get great quality.

    It has improved quite a bit since 2006.
     
  6. Christcorp

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    I think you'll find that when it comes to people saying the food isn't all that good, it's mainly because of the selection. Over time, you simply are having the same thing over and over. Therefor, it tends to not be that good. But as Raimius mentioned, it's difficult to feed 4400+ students. So, it has to be pretty neutral, and fast to prepare. But the food isn't bad, just monotonous.
     
  7. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    Dadandgrad - perfect!!!

    What's this about the newly recognized had chicken fingers for their big dinner? Isn't some type of dead cow expected???

    It's not mother or grandma cooking all day in the kitchen, with loving care, but with the exception of hamsters, I believe much of it is relatively edible. I have one kid who even gained weight, but I think that's because of the huge variety of starches.

    They do complain about the eggs in the morning. And when they are home, geez, there are no eggs in my refrigerator.
     
  8. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Chicken fingers is one of the most widely liked meals here, IMO.

    It's hard for Mitch's to get 4400 steaks cooked correctly and served at the same time. AKA IT DOESN'T WORK. Some wind up sitting in their juices too long and become almost mushy. Others are too well done. Chicken fingers don't suffer the same problems.

    They've tried serving fancy meals before, but it usually doesn't work too well.
     
  9. MChansard

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    there's no pleasing anyone. what half of us like, the other half doesn't.

    i'm just glad i don't have to eat whatever it is at attention anymore :thumb:
     
  10. CranoOrden

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    Honestly, I don't understand many of the complaints. I'm typically pretty happy with what they serve. And if not, you fall back on the basics. If you don't like their breakfast (which I think is really good most of the time), have some cereal. If you don't like their lunch, have a PB&J. If you don't like dinner, have lots of fruit, a salad, and then hit up the ice cream. And if you hate something, go eat a pop tart back in your room while writing up a Form O-96.

    My only complaint is when they do seafood only meals. (Like shrimp during recognition?). I know I live on the water at home and its a crime to not like seafood, but that's just how I roll.

    ....and I live for Mitch's ice cream. Yeah, I'm a fatty, I know. That's why they invented running and sports.
     
  11. CadCandMateus

    CadCandMateus Recent Grad

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    lunch is definitely the best part of my day... i love it all (jus call me a fatty)

    oh and it kinda seems like its free which makes it all the better and hard to complain.
     
  12. vampsoul

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    I don't know, I thought the hamster I had at SS was the most interesting piece of food I've been served in a long while. I've been telling my folks about it ever since.
     
  13. CadCandMateus

    CadCandMateus Recent Grad

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    i love hamsters
     
  14. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Just see if they EVER serve "stuffed bell peppers" again...

    They did that several nights in a row WAAAAAAAY back in 1978 I think it was...

    Made Time and Newsweek.

    Steve
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  15. CadCandMateus

    CadCandMateus Recent Grad

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    they had food back then?
     
  16. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Well, first you had to take your M-1 and kill it...then if you were REALLY nice, the cooks would skin it, field dress it, and then cook it.

    Steve
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  17. flyersboy114

    flyersboy114 USAFA Cadet

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    Yup thats exactly how it is. 0-96.

    Yeah breakfast sucks I hate it, but lunch and dinner arent too bad.
     
  18. eagle36

    eagle36 USAFA Alumnus

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    this video (notice the nice bright red SAMI beds) was taken in 2006-07 when the class of 2010 were freshmen. Food has DRASTICALLY improved since then, with a change on contractors and management at Mitch's. Sure there are the meals, and I think breakfast still lacks, but overall i really enjoy Mitch's food now. I'm going to miss having such a variety of cooked food for me here in 71 days...
     
  19. Zook

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    My Cadet said that the food was pretty decent the 1st year but after that you're sick of it. I have tried to eat at Mitch's on Parent's Weekend but that just isn't acceptable. We have to leave USAFA for some real food! LOL

    I do understand that during basic it's great because your so hungry though.
     
  20. Christcorp

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    I must just be old school. Yes, I enjoy my wife's cooking. She's one of the best cooks I've ever known, and she's made a lot of money cooking. But in 21 years of military service, I just never cared either way about military food. It was there. Then again, I spent a large portion of my life deployed to the middle east, central america, south america, etc... I've eaten out of a lot of field kitchens and eaten a lot of MRE's and even before those. I just ate it. Yes, it was nice to get out here and there and eat off base. And when I got married it was better. I just never really put so much emphasis on food. I definitely appreciate a good meal, but basic military chow hall food still serves it's purpose. And maybe it actually made me appreciate my wife's food and other good food that much more. I don't know; I guess it's just has never been that important to me.
     

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