On October 9, 2014, the 15 students enrolled in the First Year Seminar: Food and Philosophy took a short trip over to the dining hall to learn about Metz’s dedication to fresh food prepared daily on-site. About 90% of Metz’s food is made from scratch in the kitchen by its dedicated staff. Pizza is a great example of this commitment to fresh food. Metz staff members make pizza dough from scratch twice daily to meet the high demand for pizza pies and other specialties that students crave. The pizzas are baked fresh in the pizza oven located in the food presentation area, staffed by one of the several hard-working pizzaioli/e.
Students were taught the process, fashioned dough balls from out of the nearly 70lb ball of dough mixed in the industrial mixer, and even learned how to form and toss the dough. Of course, they also baked and enjoyed the fruits of the study!
This visit to the dining hall is just of of several visits the students make during the semester to learn about food preparation, food sourcing, and the aesthetic enjoyment of a variety of tastes and textures that Metz makes available to its clients.