Gordon Dining  Event Center Unit Manager Barbara Phelan with some of the 80 and 100gallon kettles in the centers huge central production facility which supplies product across the campus
Gordon Dining & Event Center Unit Manager Barbara Phelan with some of the 80- and 100-gallon kettles in the center's huge central production facility, which supplies product across the campus.

UW-Madison's Food Production: Centralizing for Efficiency

University of Wisconsin at Madison operates a pair of highly efficient central production kitchens in its new marketplace facilities.

The LEED Silver eligible Gordon Dining and Event Center operated by the Division of Housing at the University of Wisconsin at Madison includes a brand new central production facility encompassing cook-chill capability that allows much greater menu flexibility at each dining destination on campus.

“We formerly had a central commissary where we prepared food from a central menu,” says Joie Schoonover, assistant director of housing and director of the Dining & Culin

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