Comment Wall

Here are your comments submitted through the QR code on dining room table tents and submitted through the form on our website.

  • Comments go directly to the managers of the dining hall you select on the comment form – so they have the opportunity to react and respond quickly.
  • We have read and are thoughtfully considering all your comments as we plan for upcoming weeks and semesters.
  • We have responded to the comments that included an email address and those responses are included below.

Comments

Ellicott 5/12/21

MORE OF THE CHEFS COOL FOOD FROM OUTSIDE

Ellicott 5/12/21

ITS AMAZING

Ellicott 5/12/21

Vegetable and Quinoa Pailla outside the Diner was DELICIOUS!

Ellicott 5/12/21

I liked the paella, but I’m not a personal fan of mushrooms. I think it would be hard to get picky 

Ellicott 5/12/21

Veg quinoa – 5/5

Ellicott 5/12/21

I enjoyed it. A little bland but the vegetables were good. I enjoy the healthy option.

Ellicott 5/12/21

The pilaf is amazing, though I would recommend adding shrimp. Make a vegan and non vegan version.
Also please let breakfast be served much longer than it is. Everyone complains about it.

Ellicott 5/12/21

Really freaking good. Does need shrimp though even though the dish is vegan

Ellicott 5/12/21

Simply amazing!!!!! Great taste! Must be added next semester

Ellicott 5/12/21

Really good sample food for next year! Loved the nachos!

Ellicott 5/12/21

The Paella was very good. As someone who is usually a picky eater, I found the Paella to be very good. The red sauce had an interesting taste, but I enjoyed everything about this.

Ellicott 5/12/21

quinoa paella was fantastic ! definitely add it to the menu!

Ellicott 5/12/21

I love the cool food pledge and i am excited for all the plant based food in the fall. The mushrooms and quinoa was great today.

Ellicott 5/12/21

 I really wanted to say thank you to Sali and Sati at the sprouts station for being so nice all year! They’ve made me a lot of wraps and are always so sweet.

Ellicott 5/12/21

The quinoa was good.

Ellicott 5/12/21

The quinoa dish was very good and tasted authentic and cultural. It’s a nice change from normal dining hall food.

Ellicott 5/11/21

You gotta stir pasta sauce or else all the water goes to the top. I can’t tell you how many times i’ve had wet spaghetti this year.

Ellicott 5/17/21

Rude behavior from dining room staff. Not following safe food handling procedures. Rude staff asked that a student whom handled food put it back on the shelf.

Thank you for reaching out to us with this guest service issue. We strive to deliver our best service every day and will address this with the Diner staff. Can you give me more detail about the incident? What station? What food was touched by guests? Any other info that would help. Our goal, especially during Finals, is to create a comfortable, stress-free, easy dining experience. I’m sorry that this did not happen for you today.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

South 5/11/21

Falafel ball sample outside diner – rock hard and didn’t taste too good. Would pass on it.

Ellicott 5/7/21

yall need some more tomato sauce on the pizza

Ellicott 5/6/21

please can we have better meals on the weekends if i ever have to see those pancakes again i might actually cry no lie

Ellicott 5/6/21

The “Cool Food Pledge” is a really good idea! My friends and I tried the nachos/ tacos recently from the booth outside the diner and it was delicious! Very fresh and yummy 

Ellicott 5/4/21

AMAZINGGGGGG

Ellicott 5/4/21

get more of the cool food from the chef!

Ellicott 5/4/21

Add the tofu poke nachos to the menu please

Ellicott 5/4/21

Please include the tofu poke nachos in the menu!

Ellicott 5/4/21

Love the tofu meal!

Thank you so much for your feedback.  We enjoy trying out new menu options while providing awareness to the Cool Food Pledge at the University of Maryland.  Stay on the lookout for more new Cool Food options in the upcoming weeks.  Also many of these items will be a major part of our menus moving forward.  Please continue to feel comfortable to give more feedback as often as possible.

Ellicott 5/4/21

Please include Tofu Poke Nachos and the Fried Portobello slices with aioli sauce next Fall!

Ellicott 5/4/21

Sooo good. Was sad when I had to go in and get normal dining hall food. The chips were soooo delicious. Way better than the multicolored ones we regularly see which usually taste stale.

Ellicott 5/4/21

The tofu poke nachos are absolutely amazing and need to be at the diner next year

Ellicott 5/4/21

Sooo goooood. Was sad when I had to go eat normal dining hall food:(

Ellicott 5/4/21

The nachos served outside on 5/4 should be implemented in the menu.

Ellicott 5/4/21

Tofu poke nachos so so good

Ellicott 5/4/21

The tofu poke nachos were awesome. Love to see them on the menu in the fall!

Ellicott 5/2/21

Shout out to the Diner staff for dealing with the weather last week with no AC. Love and appreciate you and the great service in spite of the ick! Also, I had the chicken caesar wrap this weekend and I would definitely like to see that more often. Lastly, for consideration for next year, I would definitely like to see the Deli build-your-own sandwich station come back please!

Ellicott 5/1/21

Wasn’t able to get hummus unfortunately at the sprouts section, please keep more hummus

Ellicott 4/29/21

I’m a member of the Antibiotics Campaign of UMD’s chapter of MaryPIRG. I am worried about potential use of antibiotics in the livestock that supplement our meat. Livestock are often overfed antibiotics to increase their meat and make sure they are “healthy” for serving later. However, this has caused the rise in superbugs, or antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This is a problem because antibiotics is the bedrock for modern medicine, and this rise will cause many dangerous illnesses to spread person to person. This is a prevalent issue that rampages across different food suppliers.

South 4/28/21

The pasta is still waaay too oily and I have had issues with the oil seeping through the box and getting my bag covered in oil 2. The menu online used to be completely accurate but now half the time what it says online and what is actually there is completely wrong. 3. There has been a potato bar for like the past 3 days which is great, except that when there is a potato bar there are no plain cooked veggies! Bring back the plain veggies please!

South 4/27/21

Great dining hall, missing the days when you would give out free popcorn as a snack <3. Please bring it back for the last weeks of school. Also love the chicken tender special, would love to see that before the end of the school year too. <3 peace and love.

Ellicott 4/27/21

Good

Ellicott 4/27/21

Portobello fries were really good

Thank you so much for your feedback.  We enjoy trying out new menu options while providing awareness to the Cool Food Pledge at the University of Maryland.  Stay on the lookout for more new Cool Food options in the upcoming weeks.  Also many of these items will be a major part of our menus moving forward.  Please continue to feel comfortable to give more feedback as often as possible.

Ellicott 4/27/21

Very good fries

Ellicott 4/27/21

sh*t smacked

Ellicott 4/27/21

The portobello fries are freaking amazing, I better see them next year

Ellicott 4/27/21

more of the portabello fries stuff!

Ellicott 4/27/21

AMAZING!!! 11/10

Ellicott 4/27/21

Portobello fries are AMAZING

Ellicott 4/27/21

Portobello truffle fries r fireeee

Ellicott 4/27/21

The portobello truffle fries are amazing

Ellicott 4/27/21

The portobello fry was extremely good

Ellicott 4/27/21

Fried Portabello at exhibit outside – tasted very heavy, sauce was good, aftertaste and breath was bad, dank, almost like seafood. Overall 7/10

South 4/27/21

The item that staff were giving out as samples on 4/27 was really great! I’m excited that UMD is reducing food-related greenhouse gas emissions and putting our university up as an example for others to follow suit.

Ellicott 4/26/21

please for the love of god can we have some variety i swear to god there’s like 12 total meals y’all actually have i am dying how is every night taco night

Ellicott 4/26/21

Can non-dairy milk be put out like regular milk. I don’t want to have to get someone to get it for me every time I want serial.

South 4/26/21

Hi, I am a student who was on campus for fall 19 to spring 20, and I haven’t been back since because of covid. I am looking forward to returning this fall (2021) in an off campus apartment, but I still want a dining plan. I have a couple of questions: 1. Will resident dining in the fall work how it did in fall 2019, or closer to this current academic year where there’s no unlimited dining hall option? I know I won’t be a resident, but I am considering a residential plan. 2. Is this page up to date? http://dining.umd.edu/optional/. It doesn’t seem so, because it has 19-20 prices listed. If you could give me a run down of my options for fall 2021, that would be great.

Ellicott 4/24/21

Can you offer bread and butter with the soups?

South 4/24/21

Where does the milk in the dining hall come from?

Thanks for writing in.  Our milk is supplied to us by The Cloverland Dairy, Baltimore Maryland.
 

South 4/24/21

For the vegan section of the dining hall, can the staff members who work there have more training in wrapping the vegan wraps? I love the vegan wraps for the customization, the freshness and how healthy it is, but nothing ruins the wrap like a staff member not knowing how to wrap and gives me a horribly wrapped wrap. I have refrained from getting wraps more often because when I do get one, the staff member either rips the wrap, ignores it and just places it in the box, or staff will wrap it terribly so that when I pull it out it falls apart, or the staff member re-wraps the wrap like 4 times and takes a long time to make it. I suggest that more training is offered to teach how to wrap the wraps in a nice clean way making the wraps much more enjoyable and letting us eat it like a wrap instead of picking up the wrap, seeing it fall apart in our hands and then not want to eat it anymore.

Ellicott 4/24/21

I had a tomato and fresh mozzarella sandwich here like maybe last week and it was one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had in my life. Thank you.

South 4/24/21

I found what appeared to be a twisted staple or piece of wire in my food after I bit into something hard. Thank god I didn’t swallow but it was sharp.

Would love to ask you more about this and make sure you’re okay, but there was no email for us to respond to. We are sorry this happened and would like to understand more. Please reach out to us if you see this. Thank you.

South 4/20/21

I liked the kung pao tofu. 7/10. Much better than tofu with tomatoes. There is too much tofu and not enough sauce. Also, stop putting the verification to fill out out this form. It’s highly irritating and equally impossible for a human to do it as a “robot.” Make us do a math problem instead. Great, now I have to do it again.

Ellicott 4/20/21

Gazpacho no good

Ellicott 4/20/21

Staff was so kind and welcoming. I had the shrimp one and it tasted so good!

Ellicott 4/20/21

Liked the shrimp thing but it was very awkward to eat (“drink”?) in the little shot glass

Ellicott 4/20/21

I tried the gazpacho and it was great

Ellicott 4/20/21

I love The Diner! The staff are always friendly and helpful and the food is always really good. I’m so glad the fruit bar and ice cream machine was added too; it really improved the options. Specific shout out to Stephanie and Liliana for being so helpful and friendly when I need help or when I’m getting fruit! My one suggestion is to have chicken tenders more often.

Ellicott 4/20/21

Great shrimp taste tester very good flavor honestly anything other than the sweet and sour chicken different Chinese chicken versions is better so tastes great 9/10

Ellicott 4/20/21

Shrimp I tried today was really good. I’d love to see it in the dining hall!

Ellicott 4/20/21

I enjoyed the sample. The flavor was a bit strong but I thought it was well done. Also, good on ya for going more vegetarian/pescatarian.

Thank you for trying out the samples we served out front of the Ellicott Diner today for our “Cool Food Pledge”. Your participation greatly helps us in our pledge (UM Dining Services was the first University in the world to sign the Cool Food Pledge) in reducing food-related gas emissions by 25% by 2030. We are very grateful that you are helping us lower the carbon footprint of the University of Maryland, again a sincere Thank You! Please continue and do not hesitate to send us comments that help better our customer service initiatives.

Ellicott 4/20/21

Very good

Ellicott 4/20/21

I liked the shrimp gazpacho and I like trying to serve less red meat. I think shrimp is a good initiative. However, the tomato gazpacho was really sour and i didn’t really like it.

Ellicott 4/20/21

Loved the gazpacho!

Ellicott 4/20/21

I would love to see Mozzarella Sticks on the menu more often!!

You will be happy to know we have Mozzarella Sticks on our Terrapin Favorites Special Dinner Menu on May 11th.  Please come and enjoy!!

251 North 4/19/21

Can you please indicate whether something has pork on it on the cards when it is not obvious. Earlier, I bit into something, thinking it didn’t have bacon in it and it did

South 4/17/21

I bit into a chicken bone when eating a “mega taco” with shredded chicken 4/17/21 around 6pm. Definitely a choking hazard and qc oversight. Photo evidence upon request.

I am so sorry this happened to you. Really unpleasant. Are you okay? I would appreciate it if you could forward the photo to me. This chicken is cooked and cut in our commissary operation and then sent to the dining halls. Staff in the commissary is specially trained to prevent this from happening. I will notify the commissary manager and show them the photo so that they can refresh that training to keep this from happening again. Thank you for speaking up. 

South 4/17/21

Please have tomato soup more often! It’s by far the best soup offered (in my opinion) and I feel like I only see it around once a week at most so I’d love to have more opportunities to have it. 

Ellicott 4/17/21

The Buffalo cauliflower was delicious! Please make it again soon since everyone loved it!

South 4/13/21

FREE THE WAFFLES 2021

Ellicott 4/13/21

Please bring back the waffle and omelette stations, they both made the breakfast at umd a hit.

South 4/13/21

We NEED More of those country fried steaks! Those are awesome but only see them 1-2 times per semester. Would be even better with some country gravy that you guys have for sausage sometimes. Also, need more chicken tender days!! Thanks for your service to the students.

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