Banquet food gets mixed reviews from delegates
Like most topics in politics, the delegates had a hard time agreeing on the quality of Friday night’s banquet. The consensus appears to be that the food was better than last year, but it still was not satisfying.
“It was horrible. The chicken was the worst part,” said Erin Lucin, a legislative assistant from Shepard.
Nora Klein, another legislative assistant from Stagg, agreed.
“I thought it was a good choice of food, but I don’t think it tasted very good,” Klein said.
Not all of the opinions were negative, however.
Sarah Mueller, a representative from Neuqua Valley, said, “It was pretty good, I thought it was way better than last year.” She added that her favorite dish was the cheesecake for dessert.
Rushil Shukla, the newly elected secretary of state from Waubonsie Valley, was very complimentary of the beverages.
“In terms of drinks, the lemonade was working for me. I really liked it and I can dig it,” Shukla said.
Affan Khalid, a legislative assistant from Stagg, weighed in on the vegetarian alternative.
“The stuffed green peppers were actually pretty good,” Khalid said. “I was surprised, even though it was a little on the cold and dry side.”
Some delegates also empathized with the amount of work the cooking staff has to do each year to feed the hundreds of students who attend.
“They worked hard having to feed all those kids, which is pretty good for having to cook for so many,” said Abby Huber, a lobbyist from Carterville.
(written by Katie Dugan, Lake Park)