For prospective students who judge colleges more on their cafeteria than classes, Food & Wine has just dropped a list from culinary heaven: Colleges and Universities for Food Lovers. Out of the 13 institutions they ranked, five hail from Greater Boston, receiving praise for their sugary confections, gastronauts, pop-up entrepreneurs and famous faculty.
Boston College was the first to top the list. The school’s dining services operates “The Chocolate Bar,” where it’s all chocolate, all the time. From a make-your-own-fondue chocolate fountain to chocolate cinnamon rolls and multiple variations of chocolate cake, the Bar is able to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Harvard also took the cake for its Science and Cooking Course, having featured chefs like Ferran Adria and Momofuku’s David Chang in the past, while Boston University’s Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy reeled in the praises, as well. After all, the program was founded by legendary chefs Jacques Pépin and Julia Child.
At Newbury College in Brookline, seniors at the Roger A. Saunders School of Hotel & Restaurant Management opened a public pop-up restaurant as their final project–a move that put them on Food & Wine’s radar.
Already on Food & Wine’s radar was contributing editor and Babson Entrepreneur-in-Residence Andrew Zimmern, host of Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods.” His presence, alone, was enough to place him on the Food Lovers list.
For a look at the other schools that made the list, check out the slideshow below.