Dining at the Culinary Arts Center

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 Tuesday September 20, 2022

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.

BYOB services are available in our Open Kitchen meals to assist our students with hand on training in beverage service.

Open Kitchen Meal Reservation Information
Dining FAQs


Open Kitchen Luncheons

There will be no lunches offered for the Fall 2022 semester. Please join us in the spring when we resume our luncheons.

Open Kitchen Dinners

Dinners begin at 7 p.m. and are $18 per person.

November 9, 2022 – International Food Class-Greece/Turkey Vegetarian Meal
Appetizer:
Pita Bread with a selection of Olives and Spreads
Soup: Red Lentil Bulgar Soup garnished with Falafel 
Entrée:
Roasted Vegetable Moussaka served with Green Beans
Dessert:
Walnut Baklava served with Citrus Fruits

**SOLD OUT** November 30, 2022 – International Food Class-France
Appetizer: Amuse Bouche (Mushroom Pâté, Baked Brie en Croute, Pear wrapped in Prosciutto and Arugula)
Soup: French Potato-Leek and Pea Soup 
Choice of Entrées-
Duck Breast a L ‘orange or Roasted Root Vegetable Stack served with Wild Rice Pilaf with Currants and Pecans and Asparagus
Dessert:
Classical Opera Cake served with Creme Anglaise

**SOLD OUT** December 8, 2022 – Advanced Food Preparation
Soup
: White Bean Soup with Sausage
Salad: Spinach and Edamame Salad with Vinaigrette
Entrée: Chicken Cordon Bleu with Sauce Supreme served with Maple Carrots and Rice Pilaf
Dessert: Bread Pudding

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, 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Questions? Email Coral Ortiz or call 860-512-3648 or 860-512-3638.