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The Citizen

Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

    After extensive repairs, Laney College cafeteria is back in business

    If you have experienced food service changes at the Student Center cafeteria, get ready for more. 
    “Resuming full cafeteria services and opening is in the final stages. First passing fire and code inspections is necessary,” said Food Services Manager Scott Strong. 
    “By [Mar. 3,] the kitchens will be inspected by the fire department. After passing inspection, we can start cooking again.”
    The kitchens and services have been disrupted or have been been closed since last fall semester. Since then, culinary students have been crammed into the campus Bistro kitchen for classes, while hungry students and staff have been waiting in line for over the counter service. 
    “Laney campus is unique to the Peralta district because it has the culinary classes, including the practical Baking and Restaurant Managers programs which students prepare the food,” said Strong. On the other hand, the Merritt, Alameda and Berkeley campuses serve food that has been prepared off site.
    The flow and shuffle of campus food has been a challenge since last year. 
    But now, the replacement of kitchen exhaust fans is completed, upgraded stoves are in and the burners are lit. 
    As it happens, when it rains it pours: in addition to Student Center cafeteria kitchen upgrades to exhaust systems, now the Bistro kitchens are also being serviced. 
    The chaos in the Bistro kitchen is hard on students, but the food has been produced seamlessly, considering the time and space factors involved in sharing one kitchen with as many as 60 students or more. 
    Soon, even more food will get out to hungry students and teachers each day of production.

    About the Contributor
    In the fall of 2019, The Laney Tower rebranded as The Citizen and launched a new website. These stories were ported over from the old Laney Tower website, but byline metadata was lost in the port. However, many of these stories credit the authors in the text of the story. Some articles may also suffer from formatting issues. Future archival efforts may fix these issues.  
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