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The World on a Plate

The World on a Plate

Trillium Restaurant
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Segment: Higher Education
Location: Kennedy Hall, located in the campus's Ag Quad section
Students on Campus: about 20,000
Avg. Daily Transactions: 3,000
No. of Seats: 535
Hours: 7 am – 3 pm (M-Th), 7 am – 2 pm (F)
Avg. Daily Transactions: 3,000
Design Elements: An updating of an existing campus eatery, Trillium increased seating capacity by 25 percent by adding a mezzanine level illuminated by skylights while adding airiness to the entire seating area thanks to the addition of booths and alcoves. The new design also increases throughput efficiency
Menu/Stations: Trillium emphasizes world cuisine choices with a variety of stations offering different ethnic cuisines: Capsicum specializes in spicy Latin selections such as pulled pork and empanadas, as well as vegetarian selections and personal pan pizzas; World on Fire is a grill station featuring not only burgers, fries and other hot sandwiches but Mediterranean fare like gyros and slouvaki; the Singing Wok Asian station offers noodle bowls and combo plates with wings, beef, chicken, and tofu; Una Mano has South of the Border choices like chicken tinga, beef or pork barbacoa, hot burittos and fajita burittos. There is also a salad station with fresh greens topped with carved meats and a new customized salad wrap.
Opened: August 2005
Design: Prellwitz-Chilinski Associates (architect), Clevenger-Fable-LaVallee (consultant)
Cost: $2.5 million

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