Dining at the Culinary Arts Center

Open Kitchen Menus and Classical Gourmet Dinner

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

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.

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Open Kitchen Luncheons

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

February 14, 2018

American Regional Buffet


February 20, 2018

Cream of Broccoli Soup
Freshly Baked Bread
Spinach Salad with Cooked Salad Dressing
Pork Chops with Date and Gorgonzola Stuffing
Braised Red Cabbage
Mashed Potatoes

March 6, 2018

Purée of Spring Vegetable Soup
Freshly Baked Bread
Roasted Beet Salad with Gorgonzola
Baked Salmon Filet
Zucchini Sauté Provençale
Mashed Potatoes

March 27, 2018

Puree of Spring Vegetable Soup
Roasted Beet Salad with Gorgonzola
Freshly Baked Bread
Sautéed Boneless Breast of Chicken with Mushroom Sauce
Mixed Vegetables with Herbs
Parsley Potatoes

 April 10, 2018 

Minestrone Soup
Fresh Bread
Tomato and Avocado Salad with Herbed Vinaigrette
London Broil
Mixed Vegetables with Herbs
Oven-roasted Potatoes

April 12, 2018         

Cream of Tomato Soup
Broccoli and Sunflower Salad
Freshly Baked Bread
Chicken in Mushroom Sauce
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Orange-scented Spinach

April 17, 2018 

Soup Choice:
Manhattan Clam Chowder
Mushroom Barley Soup
Salad Bar
Entree Choice:
Beef Stew in a Bread Bowl with Steamed Broccoli
Vegetable Lasagna
Shrimp Scampi, Rice Pilaf and Steamed Broccoli
Freshly Baked Bread

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Additional Information

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 providing “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.