Sodexo Live! has formally announced the opening of Museum Kitchen, an expansive new food court located on the lower level of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, one of the largest science museums in the world. The state-of-the-art kitchen and vibrant new dining area expand museum guests’ options, which range from kid dishes to heartier meals with fresh ingredients sourced from area and minority-owned suppliers whenever possible.
Museum Kitchen’s new stations include…
Harvest Handcrafted Sandwiches, offering fresh sandwiches constructed with house-made bread and premium meats and cheeses displayed Euro Deli-style, along with salads such as panzanella and apple pecan;
Market Bar, a rotating cuisine concept that had ramen, rice noodles, soba cucumber salad, veggie potstickers and steamed dumplings on its opening menu;
Crust Artisan Pizza, serving Italian themed items like homemade pizza, calzones and pasta, with a window that allows guests to sneak a peek at the bakers as they prep breads and pizzas and frost desserts;
Farmstead Chicken & Burgers, menuing made-to-order burger favorites like house-made angus, turkey and vegan black bean along with a variety of grilled and fried chicken options.
In addition, visitors can enjoy a real taste of Chicago at an outlet of area favorite Stan’s Donuts, which also offers local Big Shoulders coffee, located right outside Museum Kitchen.
The kitchen, serving station and dining area feature energy efficient technology and support sustainable practices with both compostable and reusable servingware available, while the dining tables were made from recycled car engine parts.
“We’re thrilled to work with our longtime partner Sodexo Live! to bring this new level of dining to guests with the opening of Museum Kitchen,” says Brad Schiever, the museum’s AVP Guest Engagement and Business Services. “They’ve curated a great menu of their own creative dishes with some local Chicago favorites that will give guests the opportunity to try something new with each visit.”
“There’s nothing quite like spending a day exploring the museum, and through Museum Kitchen’s opening we’re elevating visits by bringing a variety of new offerings to the table to create a well-rounded experience,” adds Sodexo Live! District Manager Mateus De Campos. “In a city like Chicago that’s so acclaimed for its food, incorporating local suppliers and partners into both our catering and daily menus is a great way to ensure an exciting time for families and all visitors who come spend a day with us.”