Dining at the Culinary Arts Center

Our culinary students are cooking, and the kitchen's open to the public! Join us at the MCC Culinary Arts Center for luncheons and dinners featuring a full-course menu of tantalizing, classic dishes. While our student "chefs-in-training" will wow you with their culinary skills, our wait staff of culinary arts and hospitality students will provide you with superior table service. We invite you to join our students as they learn and you enjoy a relaxing and delicious meal!

Open Kitchen Meals

Our culinary students are cooking, and the kitchen’s open to the public. Join us at the MCC Culinary Arts Center for luncheons and dinners featuring a full-course menu of tantalizing, classic dishes. While our student “chefs -in-training” will wow you with their culinary skills, our wait staff of culinary arts and hospitality students will provide you with superior table service. We invite you to join our students as they learn and you enjoy a relaxing and delicious meal.

Reservations for Open Kitchen Meals

Reservations will be accepted starting  September10, 2019.

We are offering several opportunities to dine with us. Reservations are required for all meals.  Please see the menus and dates below; additional information appears at the bottom of the page after the menus.

We are no longer able to accommodate beer, wine or spirits at Open Kitchen Meals and other non-Foundation sponsored on campus events. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Open Kitchen Meal Reservation Information

Dining FAQs


Open Kitchen Luncheons

Luncheons begin at 12:00 p.m. and are $10 per person.

November 1, 2019

Puree of Vegetable Soup
Fresh Baked Bread
Goat Cheese and Walnut Salad
Baked Salmon Filet with Zucchini Sauteed Provencal
Glazed Sweat Potatoes
Dessert

November 12, 2019 (Chinese Selection from International Foods)

Egg Drop Soup with Wonton Crisp
Pork Pot Stickers served with Pickled Bean Sprouts
Chinese Steamed Bread
Hot Bean Thread Noodles with Shredded Pork with Assorted Vegetables
Vegan Kung Pao Tofu with Assorted Vegetables
Crispy Banana Fritter with Mango Ice Cream

December 6, 2019

Cream of Tomato Soup
Greek Salad
Fresh Baked Bread
Glazed Ham with Cider Sauce
Fennel and Coriander Sweet Potatoes
Succotash
Dessert


Open Kitchen Dinners

Annual Gourmet Dinner 

The MCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Programs and the MCC Foundation will host  the annual Gourmet Dinner with menu selections and wines from Italy on December 4, 2019 at 6 p.m.  The menu is prepared by experienced students in the culinary arts program and features a seven course dinner.  The cost of the meal is $90 per person for the seven-course meal. For more information and reservations please visit  http://weblink.donorperfect.com/GourmetDinner.  All reservations must be made online, and credit cards are accepted.

Antipasto

Selected Charcuterie Meats, Cheese and Pickled Vegetables with Focaccia

Pasta

Wild Mushroom, Ricotta and Walnut Tortelloni with Marinara and Basil-Chive Oil

Primo

Seafood Risotto with Shellfish and Saffron Cream

Intermezzo

Orange Basil Granita

Plato di Mezzo
Green-Olive Encrusted Rack of Lamb with Wilted Kale and Garlic-Fennel Whipped Potatoes

Insalata

Classic Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze

il Dolce

Roasted Figs and Tiramisu Ice Cream with Cookie

All proceeds benefit the Hospitality students and the MCC Foundation. For more information, email raragon@manchestercc.edu or make your reservation at http://weblink.donorperfect.com/GourmetDinner.


Make Your Reservations

Menus are subject to change.

Guests should be aware that meal service is an educational exercise and not a real restaurant situation; as such, the culinary art’s department does not have the capability of providing “take out” or “doggy bags.”

Reservations must be paid in full at least two weeks in advance of the meal; payment is required at the time of the reservation. For credit card payments, please call 860-512-3648; for cash or check payments, please visit the Bursar’s office, Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

For additional information, please call 860-512-3648.