Alabama Dining adds video component for weekly cooking demonstrations

Oct. 14—Aramark-managed Bama Dining at the University of Alabama started shooting videos of its weekly cooking demonstrations to post on Facebook and YouTube.

The demonstrations showcase Chef James Lyons, food service supervisor at Burke Dining Hall, creating dishes such as chicken quesadillas with onions, peppers sour cream and salsa, and shrimp scampi. The demos are recording using Muzak, a system that uses a camera and microphone placed on the chef, along with two televisions that let students see what is going on. Students can watch the videos as they try to recreate the dishes at home. Bama Dininng’s marketing team also handed out nutritional facts and recipe cards during the demonstrations. Students were invited to taste Lyons’ creations at the end of the presentation.

To watch Bama Dining’s chef demo videos, check out the Bama Dining website.