Spoon University offers students an exciting outlet for food journalism

By Teague Magner

Special to the Denisonian

Students across campus and across the nation seem to constantly be speaking about where their next meal will come from. Spoon University, a new start-up company being brought to campus by founder of the Denison chapter, Kayla Marks ‘16  attempts to provide some ideas or answers.

This national student run blog about food provides recipes for both meals and drinks to college students in a new and contemporary fashion.

Many of the meals on the blog are directed to “dorm style” living.

For example, meals that are easy to make in a microwave but are a step up from your classic microwavable options.

Marks, who thought it would be valuable to bring a chapter of this company to Denison said, “Spoon University is a fun way to get college students cooking their own food and also gives them ideas on cheap ways to make meals and how to make a meal in a microwave.”

One of her favorite sections on the website is ‘5 o’clock Fridays’ which includes recipes for fun drinks like “5 Reasons Why You Should Never Turn Down Tequila.”

Over the summer, Marks attended Spoon University’s event at their headquarters where she had the opportunity to meet Spoon’s CEO, Mackenzie Barth.

At the event, BrainFood, Marks met many successful people in the food industry and became committed to starting a chapter at Denison.

Marks’s interest in Spoon University was sparked by her friends who had chapters at their universities as well as her love for food. Marks is looking forward to making pizza with cauliflower crust this semester with her roommates in her apartment kitchen. The recipe is so easy she says, thanks to Spoon.

At Denison, Spoon University is currently going through CLIC’s approval process to be added as an official club at Denison.

Marks is looking for students who are interested in joining Spoon University and share a passion for food.

Some students have already expressed interest, like Liz McDermot ‘17t McDermott said, “It’ll be great to see what Spoon University can do for Denison. Sometimes it seems like the dining options are limited on campus, but I am confident that Spoon will give us great new ideas on how to get creative with our dining options, both on and off campus.”  McDermott has an Instagram page herself that focuses on food; check her out at @lizmcfood.

Spoon University has their own social media presence: they can be found on Facebook (Spoon University), Instagram (@spoonuniversity) and Snapchat (@SpoonTV).

Those interested in joining Denison’s chapter should contact Kayla Marks – Marks_k1@denison.edu.

Photo Courtesy of Spoon University

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