Since chef Charles Moseley took over the food operations at the Oasis in January 2003, he revamped the menu and committed vast efforts to creating quality meatless dishes.Moseley is a longtime area chef, having worked at various restaurants including the Blue Gator and the Athens Country Club.
This year, the Oasis added numerous new vegetarian dishes, including sun-dried tomato tortellini salad, Greek wraps and hummus plates.
"Our commitment to vegetarianism is not simply an acknowledging of its principles," Moseley
explained."The food must taste good."He
added that the Oasis takes vegetarianism seriously and strives to provide "interesting and quality offerings compatible with this lifestyle."He
said that a large segment of the Oasis' customer base seeks "quality and serious vegetarian food," so it has addressed a special dedication to this need.Moseley
said that he
has expanded its weekly dishes to include "international, ethnic and open-minded" food that derives from all corners of the world, including Indian, Greek, Mediterranean, European, Spanish and American regional dishes.
I commend Dining Services on its commitment to improving the vegetarian selection at all the food outlets on campus, and for improving the healthiness and availability of the veggie options.If it can now model its vegetarian fare after the unique and appealing cuisine that Moseley
concocts at the Oasis, OU's vegetarians will have something to brag about.