Anyone who has been to Fort Collins knows it is the place to be for food. With the most restaurants per capita in Colorado, FoCo dominates the competition. Now, a new food resource is coming to the city: Spoon University.
Founded by two Northwestern undergraduates, Mackenzie Barth and Sarah Adler, Spoon University is an online food publication produced by and for college students to come together over a love of food.
“When Mackenzie and Sarah moved off-campus for the first time during college, they quickly realized they had to cook for themselves and didn’t know how to approach the kitchen,” says Andy Kang, a member on the community team at Spoon University’s headquarters in New York.
Spoon was created with the intent to appeal to college students.
“Magazines like Bon Appetit and Food & Wine weren’t really relatable, so they created Spoon,” Kang says.
One of the most important aspects of Spoon is that the community and the creators are college students, so content will revolve around educating students on “basic skills needed, like how to cook a chicken,” says Kang.
With 201 chapters and just under 9,000 members, the publication gained rapid momentum in the past few years and has expanded to universities in places aside from the U.S, like India, Canada, and Europe.
Another main focus of Spoon University is to get students to, “eat smarter and make educated decisions about food” says Kang.
“Our community’s growth is really organic and I think that speaks to all of Spoon contributors’ desires and needs as young people living, eating, and cooking in 2016,” Kang says.
Not only is the focus on the production of content, but also on a development of the members who partake in the publication.
“We care a lot about helping students build skills and connecting them to resources and jobs in addition to growing as a food publication,” Kang says.
Schools in Colorado that have reached out already and created their own Spoon chapters include Colorado College and the University of Colorado Boulder.
The CSU chapter will be launching before Thanksgiving break and is encouraging all who want to join to visit their website and apply to be a member.
The Colorado State Spoon website will feature content surrounding Fort Collins’ amazing restaurants, easy how-to recipes, videos and various media show-casing the food of the city and the food made by student members.
Spoon University is active on social media through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat:
- Main Instagram: @spoonuniversity
- Colorado State Instagram: @spoon_csu
- Main Twitter: @SpoonUniversity
- Snapchat: @SpoonTV
- Main Facebook: Spoon University
- Colorado State Facebook: Spoon University – Colorado State University
To apply to be a member, you can visit their interest website.
For more information on what Spoon University is all about, visit their main website: spoonuniversity.com.