Create Nutritious C&U Foodservice Menus with Crown Steamers

Today’s college students are more health-conscious than ever before, though they’re still concerned with maximizing time in their busy days. For college and university foodservice directors, the goal then is to provide nutritious meal options as efficiently as possible. How do these factors come together? How can directors create nutritious C&U foodservice menus? It all starts with Crown Steam.

Steam cooking with a commercial steam cooker is widely viewed as one of the most nutrition-enhancing cooking methods available. Steaming is great for preserving the nutritional values of foods, and because it doesn’t require the use of oils, ingredients are cooked for optimal health values. A simple way of preparing food without severely altering the texture and helping to retain its nutritional value, steaming has been a popular cooking method for thousands of years, and it can be used to cook items ranging from vegetables to seafood, meats to desserts.

Diverse Menus for College Foodservice

Steaming food with a steam cooker isn’t a long process, so trays and pans of food can be prepared to handle the rush, providing variety and getting students through the food venues faster. While poultry needs to be steamed to specific temperatures, vegetables can be cooked based on personal preference with crisper vegetables being steamed for a shorter period of time and more tender veggies steamed for longer times.

Steaming is a process that is known throughout the world. So many diverse menu choices stand up well to steaming. Offering steamed options such as couscous, quinoa, spring rolls, mussels, tofu, and meat buns provides a menu that isn’t just the basic college fare. It also includes food choices for a student body that grows older and more diverse every day.

Create Nutritions C&U Foodservice Menus, Save Time and Resources with Crown Steam

Crown Steamers help colleges and universities cook a variety of food items fit for any menu. With cooking options for diverse menu options, countertop and commercial steamers provide healthy alternatives to fried foods and a way to serve food quickly so students and staff aren’t tempted into leaving campus. Available in heavy duty freestanding and counter steamers, countertop units offer versatility no matter the size of your kitchen. Crown Steamers are easy to clean, watch your bottom line for water and energy consumption, and have rebates available in certain markets. Saving time, labor, and resources.

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