Interview 5

Who Did You Interview?

  • One of the Stanford students

Demographics That Might Provide Helpful Context for Their Responses

  • Japanese male undergraduate students
  • Majoring in earth science
  • Often cooks only simple foods

Key Findings from the Interview

  • He founds himself getting tired of the taste of the plates in school cafeterias, partially due to their simple cooking style. He thinks because the cafeterias have to cook a large amount of food at once, they cannot cook carefully, making the dishes have fewer flavors and seasonings.
  • He complained about the dining halls not having certain foods, such as Japonica rice and noodles. He, therefore, makes himself half full in the cafeterias and the other half full with his cooked foods.
  • He likes the special menus the dining halls sometimes serve during the semester. He favors how they are uniquely cooked compared with normal foods.