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A traditional kitchen generally contains
a stovetop, oven, microwave, sink, several
cabinets to store cooking utensils and supplies,
and some dining space. It can also have a
refrigerator unit, but this isn't a requirement. A
kitchenette is simpler, generally containing only
a microwave and mini-fridge. Another variation
is the bake station, which consists of an oven,
microwave, and a sink. These adaptations allow
students to cook or bake more items, but the
units themselves don't take up any additional
space. Mackey Mitchell recommends including
enough space for large counters, islands, or
dining tables where large or small groups can
gather. At Oxford College, large groups can be
accommodated in catering kitchens, used by
fraternities and sororities for third-party vendors
to make and serve food. These are full-service
commercial kitchens that include convection
ovens, stovetops, pantries, dishwashers, and
serveries.
Kitchens can also be used as learning
spaces. Demonstration kitchens are designed
to present cooking programs and host classes
and usually have a multipurpose space attached.
In addition to top-notch appliances, utensils,
and supplies, these kitchens also contain
cameras or some sort of recording ability to
stream live programming or to record events
and post them online. The idea here is not
only to make the kitchen a vital part of the
residential community, but also to expand that
to the campus at large. At Oxford College, the
demonstration kitchen in Few Hall is used for
academic course work, to store food for the
campus chapter of Campus Kitchens (a student
organization focused on ending food insecurity
in the community), instructional workshops
for campus dining staff, instructional cooking
videos, programming, and as a place where
students can cook their own dinner on an
ordinary night. Kyle Griffith, a complex
director in residence life, explains its appeal:
"To have such a space in the residence halls
that is simultaneously mysterious and familiar
(most people understand what a kitchen looks
like, but they might not understand all of the
appliances in this particular kitchen) is truly an
outstanding resource. It has added to the overall
community because anyone who sees it wants
to use it."
A stir fry demo is sizzling in the demo kitchen at Emory. This
kitchen is also used for academic course work, storing food
for the campus's food bank, and workshops for campus dining
staff.

As in any kitchen, whether in a home, an
institution, or a residence hall, amenities are
an important part of the design. Vanderbilt has
outfitted most of their kitchens with spacious
countertops and storage areas in addition to one
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Contents
Vision
Just In
Calendar
Your ACUHO-I
Transitions
Facilities
Special Focus - Learning by Listening
Marketing and Communications
Foundational
Power On
Dishing Up Community
Conversations
First Takes
Around Student Affairs
New Members
Snapshot
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Talking Stick - May/June 2016 - Special Focus - Learning by Listening
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Talking Stick - May/June 2016 - Marketing and Communications
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