13 Meals My Sorority Chef Makes Better Than My Mom

13 Meals My Sorority Chef Makes Better Than My Mom

Shoutout to Chef Chris and Chef Tony for taking care of us.

There are lots of exciting pros to living in your sorority house. With the combination of a fun atmosphere plus 50 or so of your closest friends, it's basically a slumber party every night.

However, one fancy concept that is really exciting, but a little nerve-wracking, is having a chef making all your meals. Since there are horror stories out there, after being spoiled with unlimited options it might seem like a scary jump from a campus meal plan to putting all of your trust in one or two people. For myself, I'm as picky as it gets so I was wondering how things would turn out. (First world problems, am I right?)

Luckily, in my sorority house we've been blessed with the best by Chef Chris and Chef Tony. Here's a few of the amazing meals they've made for us over the past two semesters.

1. Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

Our chefs love to put twists on classic dishes. This one was delicious as well as photogenic.

2. Chicken Cordon Bleu Wraps with Sweet Potato Fries

Whenever we aren't able to make it back in time for a meal, we can request late plates. Who knew food in a to-go box could look so good?

3. Flatbread (or Regular) Pizza

When we have pizza, we have three or four options. Between mouthwatering choices such as buffalo chicken, pepperoni, and white tomato-basil, everyone is usually pleased.

4. Chicken 'n Waffles

Still to this day I'm not sure I've had tastier chicken than I did this evening. In addition to regular syrup we had jalapeño syrup for an extra kick!

5. Eggs Cooked to Order

On Fridays, those who get up early enough to make it to breakfast can have eggs any style they want. Whether it's an omelette, scrambled with cheese, over easy, fried, or even poached, our chefs can do it all!

6. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

When it started to get cold outside, we were greeted with delicious soups to warm us back up from our walk home from class. This classic pairing had us all running to get to the dining room.

7. Grilled Salmon Puff Pastry with Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potato Soufflé

Before this year, had someone given me this description for a meal I would've cringed a little bit. However, this meal was as good as it looked.

8. Burger Bar

The salad bar was available every day, but on some days we'd have the option of customizing our own burger, sub, or panini with an array of toppings that could please even the pickiest of eaters. (Hint: If you're like me and prefer grilled chicken sandwiches to burgers, you can use the chicken off the salad bar!)

9. Salmon with Cous Cous and Asparagus

Doesn't cous cous sound fun? It's a favorite in the house that most of us hadn't tried until this year.

10. Salmon Cakes with Wild Rice

I don't know many people that are capable of making salmon cakes, but it was a breeze for Chef Chris. We had a "cravings lists" that we were allowed to write anything on, and if he could do it he would try to work it into the schedule.

11. Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Sautéed Spinach, and Spaghetti Squash

This was one of the meals that was completely inspired by our "cravings list" we filled out every week, and it did not disappoint.

12. Breakfast Bar

A picture can't do it justice but for those that never could wake up in time for Chef Chris' amazing breakfast, this night was a blessing.

13. DESSERT!

Here's just two of the many scrumptious desserts we've had this year. The Zucchini cupcakes were a personal favorite of mine.

If a picky eater like me can be happy, you will be too!

However, no one is ever going to top my mama's spaghetti.

Cover Image Credit: Kristin Kuehn

Popular Right Now

11 Of The Most Annoying Things That Baristas Hear From Customers

No, I cannot give you three extra shots of "expresso" AFTER you already paid.

I was at work the other day, and naturally someone said #2. It was then that the lightbulb for this post went off. There are so many frustrating phrases and questions baristas hear on a daily basis. My fellow baristas will know this pain all too well. And if you're one of these horrid customers, now you know it's time to change your ways.

1. "Can I get another pump?" OR "Can I get an extra shot?" (after they’ve already paid)

You know you have to pay extra. Don't try and tell me you don't know that.

2. "Oh, hold on! I know I've got 43 cents. I really gotta get rid of all this change!”

3. "Expresso"

I can't even handle this one anymore.

4. “Is mocha the same thing as chocolate?”

5. “Do you have stevia packets?”

I don't know why this is asked so often. But no, we don't have any.

6. “Can I just get a cup of water?”

You don't see the huge pitcher next to plastic cups on the condiment counter? You waited in a long line just for that?

7. “Can I get coconut/soy/almond milk instead?” (after they’ve already paid)

Absolutely... not.

Actually most baristas will ending up just doing it because we don't have the stamina and energy to say no. We're dead inside, but that doesn't mean you should take advantage.

8. If you ever mishear someone’s name and write it wrong, they always feel the need to grab the cup, demand what you wrote, and roast you.

Okay, Attyson... spell your name normally, and we'll talk.

9. Barista: Do you want room for cream and sugar in your coffee?

Customer: No, I just want cream.

10. This isn’t a thing customers say, but the single most annoying thing any customer can do is stare at a barista while they’re making your drink.

You don’t need to lean over and get in our view. Our workspace is not where your head should be!

11. “Is that non-fat milk?” (as your steaming the milk for their drink)

There is definitely such a thing as backseat drink-making.

Cover Image Credit: Pexels

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

A List Of Things I Never Thought I Would Thank My Parents For Teaching Me

#12 is the scariest one yet

Our parents or guardians are our teachers. From a young age, children look up to their elders for day to day tasks. It's our instinct to learn from the people we are supposed to trust the most. It's easy to take advantage of how much they really do teach us, considering most are small tasks you would've learned eventually. It wasn't until I was cleaning up some bedding after a sleep over where I was the only one who knew how to fold a fitted bed sheet that I truly appreciated that I had someone to teach me that. So here is a list of tasks I am glad my parents taught me how to do.

1. Fold a fitted bed sheet

It's really not that hard, but some people seem to think it's impossible. If I'm being honest, it's probably because they're just trying to fold it without a method and that is their first mistake.

2. Chop wood

Living in an area where it gets insanely cold, a wood stove can help save so much money on electric. To have a wood stove though, you need to have chopped wood. You could totally use an ax, but it's much easier and faster to use a wood cutter.

3. Properly wash my laundry

All I can say is that I'm glad my life didn't end up like one of those infomercials where you screw everything up. You taught me how to do laundry early on, and it's something that needs to be done frequently. It is handy to know especially being away at college where I don't have a mom or dad to do my laundry for me.

4. Change a shower head

Who doesn't want to have a wild shower party like this kid? In order for that to happen, you need to know how to change things like a shower head.

5. Unclog a drain

It would be a little gross to show a gif, but it's a handy task you need to know. Not just how to unclog a toilet, because that's easy when you have plunger. Your sink tends to collect more than you would think and it builds up. Who knows, maybe one day you'll drop something down the sink that's valuable. If you know how to unclog a drain, you'll know how to retrieve that item.

6. Cook a mean scrambled egg

This is just a classic food, and one of many, that I have learned how to cook. There are so many ways you could spice up this style food, but you need to know how to cook the basics. Once you know how to cook this, you have breakfast for everyday of the week.

7. Balance a check book

Not that I actually use a check book daily yet, but I know the basics on how to use one. Some day in the future I will be a pro at using one.

8. Use big kid tools

There is going to come a time in my life where I need to use a screwdriver, and not just one of those tiny manual ones. It's nice to know that out of the majority of my friends, I'm the only one with a tool box. You never know when you're going to need tools.

9. How to navigate a grocery store

It's so easy to walk in and decide that you want everything. I learned to make a list of what I need (and to double check before I leave to make sure I have everything.) When you stumble upon something that isn't on the list, their has to be a clear and reasonable justification to buy it. I also learned to have an order to the groceries. You don't want to be walking back and forth to collect your items. Travel isle to isle.

10. Cleaning a bathroom

It's so easy to just casually wipe down the surface of the counters and the toilet seat with a wipe and then call it a day. When I'm older, I'll know exactly what products to buy and how to get into all of the nooks and crannies.

11. Pump gas

It's weird to think that in some states, people never have to learn how to pump their own gas. What happens when you travel outside of those comforting borders and you run low on gas? I can confidently say that I will be set because I learned how to pump my own gas.

12. Make phone calls

I like to think that I look like a very casual business woman when I'm on the phone, but often times I look like this. Talking on the phone can be scary when you don't know what to say, but it's easier to make phone calls when they're on speaker and my mom is mouthing the words I need to say.

Related Content

Facebook Comments