Written by Mike Buzalka for Food Management, Nov. 13, 2020

The new Vista Grande Dining Complex at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo is now open to serve students despite the school being in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Following guidance from local health officials, the facility—a project of the non-profit Cal Poly Corp., the university auxiliary operates campus dining at the school—is flourishing with new procedures and protocols in place to create a safer dining experience.

The complex’s seven food stations offer hundreds of options, with each station also featuring exhibition-style kitchens that, once the pandemic ends, will invite interaction between culinary staff and customers while their meal is prepared.