Harvard University is known for its academic prowess, but the American Egg Board got a taste of their culinary expertise during a campus visit. AEB was invited to participate in Harvard University Dining Services’ (HUDS) Brilliant Bites program, which highlights the nutritional benefits of a single ingredient along with inventive ways to prepare it in recipes created by the university’s culinary staff. This activity gives students a fun way to sample new foods and gives the culinary team an opportunity to strut their creativity. HUDS serves about 25,000 meals per day in 13 dining halls. Each dining hall has its own culinary staff.

During the egg-focused Brilliant Bites event, the culinary staff showcased eggs in a variety of recipes from whimsical Cloud Eggs to Coffee-Poached Eggs on Pumpkin Puree and Green Goddess EggPops to Roasted Vegetable Frittatas with Herbed Sour Cream. As part of the event, signage touted the many nutritional benefits of eggs from satiety to cognition and physical performance.

The Instagram-ready, Cloud Eggs were a huge hit with students, and the HUDS staff said the students enjoyed the event and love eggs. In fact, responding to popular demand, HUDS added an egg option for burger toppings on its pre-order food app.