Welcome to another thrilling edition of the Kenyon Mythbusters. In case you’re a first-year or have simply not been paying attention, the Kenyon Mythbusters take the rumors we’ve heard around campus and see whether or not they’re legit.
- Today’s Myth: AVI has levels of service from 1-5. 1 being prison food, 5 being gourmet and Kenyon ranking at 2.
- Status: BUSTED
Deborah Savage, District Manager of AVI Fresh, told us that AVI doesn’t have these so-called levels. Savage told me that, “we do have different styles of service, depending on the needs of our clients.” AVI has different divisions for snack bars, concessions or hospital cafés, just to name a few of their many options. Also Bob Evans Express, which I really think could get a good business in Peirce Pub. But there’s no numerical grade or rank. Technically, Kenyon isn’t even run by AVI, but AVI Fresh, which specializes only in educational services and focuses on bringing fresh, local food. So… No overlap with the penal system.
So maybe AVI doesn’t serve you medium rare steak on a silver platter like you’re used to at home, or even dinosaur chicken nuggets, but that doesn’t mean we’re getting jail food. In fact, some would say that the quality of food that we’re getting beats most other colleges. Besides, do you really think that they’d allow a panini press in a jail? Think of the implications of that for a minute.