It takes a village to feed any community – especially a college campus. Students on the Dining Crew are the backbone of our Gladfelter Cafeteria – prepping, baking, cleaning, washing, and serving. Often working closely with the Core and Local Foods crews, the Dining Crew provides the fuel for the campus – while maintaining one of the top sustainable dining programs in the country.
My first year at Warren Wilson College, I was one of the first to work the pizza station in Gladfelter. I became known as ‘Pizza Pat’ to friends, faculty, staff, my supervisors, and eventually my family. It became part of my identity at Warren Wilson. The experience of being Pizza Pat my first year really eased my anxiety of being in a new school and place. Warren Wilson is so small it is easy to have a strong relationship with a faculty or staff member. Everyone is connected.Patrick Downing ’16, Social Work Major