Meals being served at Joan Stevens Corridor is described as appalling and “would not be feed to an animal”.
The mom of Victoria College of a Wellington scholar paying $452 per week for a corridor of residence has labelled the meals match for a “rabbit on a weight loss program” and worthy solely of the garbage bin.
Her scathing criticism prompted the college to apologise for “shortfalls in our regular requirements of high quality”, blaming staffing shortages.
The mom, who requested to not be named to guard her daughter, stated meals being served at Joan Stevens Corridor was appalling and “would not be fed to an animal”.
“The unknown meat they supply is difficult, dry, chewy and solely well worth the garbage bin,” she stated.
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“Greens are frozen blended veggies, peas, corn carrots. Rice most days of the week.
“Leftovers remade into created meals again and again and over till it is unrecognisable and appears like subsequent morning’s sizzling curry in the bathroom bowl.”
Her daughter had boarded at highschool, so was used to mass produced meals, however Joan Stevens Corridor was “on one other degree”.
The meals lacks “dietary worth” in addition to attraction, a scholar’s mom says.
The meals lacked dietary worth in addition to attraction, she stated. It wasn’t conducive to the “mentally exhausting” surroundings first-year college college students have been in.
“They’re sleep-deprived and consistently hungry for an honest meal.”
It comes 11 days after issues about meals in its halls of residence have been taken to the college. Chief working officer Mark Loveard stated the well being and security of scholars was its highest precedence and inspired folks to contact the college if that they had issues.
“We apologise for any shortfalls in our regular requirements of high quality which have occurred throughout this extraordinarily difficult time.” Loveard stated on Monday.
The meat is “laborious, dry, chewy and solely well worth the garbage bin”, the mom says.
The college had “vital” numbers of workers off resulting from Covid-19 and additional workers had been introduced into halls, the place buffet-style catering needed to rapidly be modified to room service when Covid began hitting. Buffets would resume this week, he stated.
The mom stated she tried to contact the college along with her issues however had no success.
“I proceed to listen to horror tales and nicely conscious this isn’t an remoted challenge and is all through most halls run by Victoria College,” she stated.
The college apologises for “any shortfalls in our regular requirements of high quality”.
The girl’s daughter was requested if any meals have been pleasurable.
“There can be about one or two meals per week folks would be grateful for,” she stated.
“I wouldn’t say they get pleasure from it, however it’s higher than what we’d get on a standard foundation, so we look ahead to Sunday brunch.”
Victoria College stated Covid case numbers in its halls have been between 100 and 140 and “steadily decreasing”.