Serving a school with over 50,000 students, the housing and dining team at University of Texas in Austin works hard to ensure access to fresh, scratch-made items. Here are six stealable ideas FSD came across while touring campus.
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2. Create a plastic wrap station
Students who wish to take leftovers back to their rooms can use the plastic wrap station at Jester Second Floor Dining, an all-you-care-to-eat dining hall. Dining Director Rene Rodriguez says the station has eliminated the need for clamshell packaging, cutting back on costs.
5. Showcase local art
Visitors to each housing and dining building will see paintings of longhorn cattle, the university’s mascot, done by local artists. The paintings are intended to promote Texas pride among students. Background information on the artist is included alongside each work of art.
6. Put food front and center
One of the first things students see when entering Jester Second Floor Dining is a display case containing the day’s dishes. The eye-catching display gives diners a rundown of what they can expect to eat.