Milwaukee Area Technical College- MATC
With the upgrades, MATC aimed to transform its foodservice facility from a traditional cafeteria to a modern, multipurpose dining destination that serves as a hub for campus activity. The new facility provides students with a variety of food options, including a chef’s table station with freshly cooked meals, a made-to-order pasta bar, a comfort food station, and a variety of grab-and-go options. To enhance the ambiance of the facility, the renovation also included the addition of natural lighting, carefully selected finishes, and new seating areas for students.
One of the key elements of the renovated facility is the aforementioned chef’s table station, which focuses on fresh, made-to-order meals with a focus on healthy and seasonal ingredients. The station offers a daily menu that changes based on the availability of seasonal produce, providing a unique and varied dining experience for students.
During the project, the design team made sure to incorporate the latest trends in the food industry while still keeping the traditional elements that the college community had grown to love. One of the major improvements that were made was the installation of state-of-the-art equipment, to facilitate fast and efficient food preparation.
Milwaukee Area Technical College’s new dining facility represents a successful collaboration between the College administration, Quorum Architects, and Rippe Associates to provide students with a state-of-the-art dining experience. The redesign was done in consideration of the current foodservice trends by creating a sustainable and eco-friendly facility while incorporating modern technology to provide fast and efficient service. The renovated foodservice area has exceeded expectations and set a new standard for foodservice dining at the college.
Opening Date: April 2021
Equipment Cost: $1,800,000
Servery: 3,300 SF
C-Store: 1,250 SF
Dining Room: 6,000SF
“frk has had the good fortune to with Rippe Associates for more than 20 years on many projects together. Our focus is the K-12 market and we have always appreciated the deep knowledge base, attention to detail, and extensive experience the team at Rippe Associate provides for educational design. We have also greatly valued the professional, yet personal approach, their designers take with our clients. When working with Rippe, we are always confident the project will be a success!”
Thomas C. Wollan, AIA, LEED AP
Partner at frk architects + engineers
“When it comes to dietary planning, Rippe is always first on my list when team building. They have a strong understanding of all the issues, are creative problem solvers, and are consistent with their execution.”
Daniel J. Rectenwald, AIA, ACHA, NCARB
Vice President, Principal at HGA
"The development of Elmhurst Hospital’s replacement campus was complex. The Rippe team supported our vision to transform healthcare foodservice. The result was exceptional reviews from our patients and staff, along with a facility that supported efficient operations."
David E. Reeves
Past President of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF)
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