Andrew Ford, Executive Chef at Wagner Dining Hall, is committed to helping students on campus. He studied at the Culinary Institute of America, graduated in 200 from the Culinary Institute of America, and has been working at Pitt-Greensburg for three years.
Ford is looking to create a vegan/vegetarian menu for students with this dietary preference. He also said that the middle station in the dining hall will soon be a spot for food items that are made without gluten.
“I want the students to know that we are here for them,” Ford said. He is noticing the influx of students with varying dietary practices, and is striving to accommodate everyone.
Students are encouraged to communicate with the dining hall staff about what food items they would like to see more of. If students are doing this, Wagner Dining Hall can be a place everyone feels comfortable eating.
“I would like there to be a vegan/vegetarian club on campus,” Ford said. He is neither vegan, nor vegetarian, but wants these students to come together. A group like this would greatly help him in his future plans to create a more vegan/vegetarian-friendly menu.
Ford welcomes opinions and suggestions for the menu items. He is trying to interact with more students, and wants students to interact more with him.