BIG RAPIDS - There is excitement building on the Ferris State University campus as The Rock Café moves closer and closer to being completely renovated.
You can take an opportunity to visit the Ferris Web site and take a virtual tour of what The Rock will look like once renovations are complete.
The Rock, once fully renovated, will offer a Marchè-style dining experience for students, faculty, staff and visitors to the Big Rapids campus who would like to dine there.
Marketplace concepts, also referred to as a Marchè concepts or food emporiums, are the new generation in student dining. A marketplace concept provides an integrated food production and dining experience with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and made-to-order preparation. It is characterized by exhibition cooking at several distinct food platforms. the majority of the existing back-of-the-house production has been moved to several self-contained display cooking venues inside the dining area.
This concept incorporates European-style marketplace décor where cooking aromas, product freshness, and abundance are prevalent. An emphasis is placed on food merchandising, and it also includes casual Café-style seating.
Take a virtual tour of the rock and see what the future has in store for Ferris State University diners.