You may have noticed that Maclean’s Magazine, in its annual issue on the state of Canadian Universities, ranked the People’s Potato as the number 1 university cafeteria in Canada!(1) The reviewer was so impressed by the food coming out of our student/worker-run workplace that he claimed that “Communism might still be around if these people had been in the kitchen.”
One of the initial goals of our project was to challenge the corporate domination of the food industry. 9 years later, even if only on a small scale, we have succeeded in a big way! Cooking with whole foods and striving to serve a balanced meal are probably the biggest factors contributing to our culinary success. But of course, none of this would be possible without the support of the Concordia student population and the dedication of the many volunteers who work with us everyday. Volunteers : thank you! You are the People’s Potato, you are the best in Canada!
Now if only we could replace all corporations with successful cooperative projects…
(1) Tied with “Sammy’s Student Exchange” at the University of Toronto. Congratulations Sammy’s!