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Red Herring chef shows how life is unpredictable

Red Herring chef shows how life is unpredictable

By Min Cheong Kim, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under Food & Restaurants, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

Lauren Kolb, graduate of the University's law school, never thought she'd be a chef at Red Herring, a vegan restaurant in Urbana. “If life has taught me anything, it’s that I don’t know where I’m gonna be in two years,” Kolb said. “I haven't had a sense of what I wanted to be or what ...

Daniel Krause ‘cracked’ code to successful small business

Daniel Krause ‘cracked’ code to successful small business

By Courtney Stone, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Food & Restaurants, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Daniel Krause, a University alumnus, now owns and operates the successful food franchise Cracked, located on Green Street. Starting off his career in the food industry at a young age, Krause began working at a concession stand at his local pool, was a vendor in the skyboxes at Wrigley Field and e...

Pilot Processing Plant undergoes renovation

Pilot Processing Plant undergoes renovation

By Sidney Madden, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Food & Restaurants, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

Past the McFarland Bell Tower at the end of South Quad is the Agricultural Engineering Sciences Building. From the exterior, the long brick building seems like any building on campus. But inside, students and staff are meticulously developing and processing mass quantities of food products to be exported...

Restaurant employees share crazy late-night experiences

Restaurant employees share crazy late-night experiences

By Olivia Abbot, Contributing writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Food & Restaurants, Life & Culture, Top Stories

It’s almost closing time at the Red Lion and after several hours of fun with friends, the atmosphere is winding down. The brightened lights signal it’s time to move on to the next part of the night: late-night fast food bingeing. For employees of these beloved greasy joints, the typically drunk customers...

Bevier Cafe gives students hands-on experience

Bevier Cafe gives students hands-on experience

By Sarah O'Beirne, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Food & Restaurants, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Students are gaining hands-on restaurant experience through FSHN 340: Food Production and Service. This is being done through Bevier Cafe: a student-run restaurant. It is open Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bevier Hall. The course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and students are trained ...

Miga’s new executive chef bridges Asian, Midwestern cuisine

Miga’s new executive chef bridges Asian, Midwestern cuisine

By Lillian Barkley, Senior Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under Food & Restaurants, Life & Culture, Top Stories

It’s one hour until Miga’s Thursday dinner service. There aren’t any customers in the Champaign Asian-fusion restaurant yet, which has no available reservations, but the kitchen is bustling to prepare for the night. The kitchen is small, made smaller by clear plastic tubs of panko, shining...

Recycled food offers new ways for sustainability

Recycled food offers new ways for sustainability

By Megan Bradley, Staff writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Food & Restaurants, Life & Culture

A group of seniors in food science spent spring semester last year perfecting their latest creation. Gnokara, the invention that won second place at the Institute of Food Technologists competition over the summer, was developed by Sharon Li, Ly Luu, Tom Lynch and Nicole Mosier, with assistance from ...

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