Cal Poly finds weekday use for weekend-only cafe: Cooking classes

When looking for a way to get more use out of its Canyon Cafe, open during the weekends only, California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif., tried something new: free cooking classes.

Classes are open to students, as well as faculty and staff, and are taught by Campus Dining Executive Chef Michael Albright, according to Mustang News.

The weekday classes, which are capped at 14 participants, have taught attendees how to make items such as probiotic overnight oats and “the perfect turkey.” Interested parties can sign up online via the school’s dining website.

The program has been in place for just one quarter, and the school is adjusting class times for the upcoming quarter. Staff have been more likely than students to take the classes so far, registered dietitian Kaitlin Gibbon told Mustang News, noting that staff tended to take the afternoon classes, while students favored the ones in the evening.

Read the full story via Mustang News.


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