Loyola University reveals new kitchen

The new kitchen will provide more educational opportunities and more capacity to prepare campus-grown produce.

CHICAGO—For the Loyola University Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, an additional kitchen means more educational opportunities, an increased capacity to prepare its campus-grown produce and fewer trips to the grocery store throughout the year.

The newly constructed Duchossois Food Systems Lab and Kitchen, made possible by donations from the Duchossois family, was debuted April 29 at a private event and ribbon cutting for the donors. The kitchen area will serve primarily as a preparation space for produce harvested from the university’s farm, but most importantly, the new area will allow the university to expand its programs to students and the public and will help Loyola have a more complete, whole-circle food system.