There is a wealth of TV shows, videos, and online content dedicated to one thing we all consume everyday: food. There are food competitions, food documentary series, step-by-step recipe videos, food blogs, and Instagrams devoted to food. Community High School District 99, located just outside of Chicago, is harnessing foodie culture to revamp culinary arts facilities at two of their high schools — Downers Grove North and Downers Grove South.

“Our high school programming is really driven by student interest,” Superintendent Dr. Hank Thiele, told Spaces4Learning. “We exist to serve the needs of kids and what they would like to do. This is an area — with media programming and the little Tasty clips on social media — that has gotten a lot more attention by our students and our families in the last five to 10 years. Interest in this area is continually growing, so we're responding to student interest by improving these spaces.”