Pastry Lab — Monroe CollegeNew Rochelle, NY
This former cafeteria is now a kitchen for training future pastry and a la carte chefs. It is also a central gathering space for students and faculty. The space is flexible, with a hospitality station that doubles as an entrance to the labs and a serving station for larger campus social functions. It also creates a linkage to the adjoining Culinary Arts Center. The hospitality station, prefabricated by our affiliated multidisciplinary design studio, Think Fabricate, combines walnut and maple paneling to create a warm atmosphere. This encourages students and faculty to stop and enjoy the baked products and preserves of the Culinary School. A combination of delicious plum, raspberry and chocolate brown colors frame the pass through at the labs. Vanilla and cream colors are used in the larger gathering space.