Iowa State University - Maple Willow Larch Commons

Ames, Iowa

Features

OPENING DATE
September 2009

CAPACITY
1,400

SCOPE
New Dining Marketplace
Convenience Store
Dishroom

This Residence Hall Foodservice Marketplace project included replacing the original straight-line serving area with display cooking stations interspersed with dining areas. These stations are designed to prepare individual portions to demand, they include: a pizza and pasta area with stone-hearth oven and pasta cooker; a comfort food station with rotating smoker; an International station with interchangeable cooking equipment that allows for easy adaptation to different menus; and deli offering made-to-order toasted subs. The breakfast and dessert area were designed to look like a residential kitchen to help make students feel right at home.

Other areas of this project include a new convenience store and dishroom. Changes to the kitchen were limited to code improvements, space reduction and relocation of dry storage to a more convenient area. The foodservice area is approximately 26,000 sq. ft. and the equipment was valued at $2.3 million.