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Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
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Mar 26, 2019
Prospective Parent:  Before visiting Hamilton College, I spoke with Executive Chef, Derek Roy, and General Manager, Reuben Haag, from Hamilton's Bon Appetit food service. My teen is extremely sensitive and safe food is an important factor in our college search.  Derek kindly met us in the McEwen Dining Hall on the "dark side" of campus (near the art center) to show us around. He recommended we eat at McEwen, as it's mostly gluten-free.  We ate dinner and breakfast there and were very impressed with how Reuben and Derek had totally eliminated gluten ingredients from all McEwen's cooking stations and salad bar.  It made it so much more relaxed to not have to worry about cross-contamination. Gluten was present in only limited areas like the sandwich bar. They even had an omelette station! They also only offer gluten-free soy sauce on campus to increase safe choices everywhere. Derek said that in the main dining hall, the Commons,  they offer gluten-free sushi, and other choices but it requires more conscious decision making as there is more gluten present.  We didn't venture there as it felt advanced for our first visit.  McEwen is not open on the weekends.  Hamilton's inclusive approach for handling food restrictions was consistent with the friendly feel of the campus.  Bon Appetit's ability to manage food sensitivities varies greatly by school, and seem very dependent on the management at the particular site.  Wish they would use Hamilton's McEwen Dining Hall as a model for their other schools.
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