University leans into plant-based cooking

Georgia State University in Atlanta is increasing the amount of plant-based cuisine offered on campus this year, Creative Loafing reports.

After fielding more student requests for increased vegetarian options, the university is replacing a bistro in one of its dining halls with a flat top grill that will serve made-to-order plant-based dishes. Chefs will also be able to use fresh herbs from the dining hall’s vertical garden wall. The grill is expected to open at the start of the fall 2017 semester.

The university partnered with chef Wanda White, who works with The Humane Society of the United States and previously helped open a vegetarian dining hall at the University of North Texas, to create the grill’s plant-based menu. Earlier this month, the dining team spent a day learning how to make the new dishes.

Students’ meal plan costs will not go up as a result of the changes, and school officials say that their supplier is working with the university to keep prices down. Georgia State also plans to use produce grown on its campus farm.

Read the full story via clatl.com.

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