Diamond Elite Chic
From our own common knowledge we noticed our school’s cafeteria is outdated, boring, and does not work well with the student body. It was originally built to work as an auditorium and cafeteria but since that is not the case it needs change. We had the opportunity to interview a panel of people that included our principal, custodian, lunch lady, and a representative from the school board. Our cafeteria lady, Ms. Kelly told us she wants more color in the cafeteria and the kitchen needs an extreme update because the appliances that are being used have been around since she was born. The current capacity of the cafeteria is 535, and we have over 1600 students. When it is cold outside the students cannot all fit inside let alone have a place to sit. As a group we will make the cafeteria as a whole more updated, make it bigger to hold more students, and change the layout so it is easier to maneuver around.
We also had the chance to have a guest speaker who enriched our minds so our projects can be the best they can be. The first speaker was a man who helps plan the Sacramento community gardens. He gave us tips on ways to be all natural and energy efficient, such as ways to store water, natural soils, and compost. We learned there are many different types of flower beds and flowers help any type of garden. His speech helped us a lot and we are confident our community garden will be successful.
A few group members got to walk around the cafeteria while it was empty and take pictures of the layout so we can understand what it looks like without people in it. We found that certain things are in strange places, such as the restrooms and stage. Our kitchen has loud metal doors to block the kitchen when it is closed. There is also unnecessary things in the cafeteria that should be stored somewhere else. Taking pictures showed us problems that we were even unaware of.
All in all Diamond Elite Chic plans to fix all problem areas in our cafeteria. The way our seating is set up makes students uncomfortable and the lunch lines go right between the students eating so it gets extremely crowded. The doors also get crowded because the main door is at the bottom of a set of stairs which causes a huge traffic jam with people coming in and out. The new cafeteria we are creating will reflect healthy eating habits, energy efficiency, and the student body.