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

Dates and menus will be posted for the fall semester the first week in September. Examples of typical menus are posted below. Reservations are required for all meals.

Open Kitchen Meal Reservation Information »

Additional information appears at the bottom of the page after the menus.

Open Kitchen Luncheons

Luncheons begin at 12:00 p.m. and are $8 per person.

We are offering another opportunity to dine with us!  Please see the menu below; 40 seats are available

Tuesday, March 8

  • Puree of Spring Vegetable Soup
  • Pear Salad
  • Freshly-baked Bread
  • Trout Meuniere
  • Faratto with Pecorino Cheese
  • Sautéed Spinach
  • Assorted Cakes

Tuesday, February 16 – SOLD OUT

  • Potato Leek Soup
  • Arugula Citrus Fennel Salad
  • Freshly Baked Bread
  • Meatloaf with Tomato Sauce
  • Hungarian Potatoes
  • Roasted Winter Vegetables
  • Chocolate Mousse

Tuesday, April 5 – SOLD OUT

  • Cream of Broccoli Soup
  • Spinach Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Freshly Baked Bread
  • Chicken Chasseur
  • Mashed Potato
  • Carrots Vichy
  • Fruited Dessert

Tuesday, April 19 – SOLD OUT

  • Soup Choice: Chicken Tomato Soup or Mushroom Barley Soup
  • Salad Bar:  Tossed Greens with Assorted Vegetables and Choice of Dressing, Quinoa Salad and Carrot Raisin Salad
  • Freshly Baked Bread
  • Entrée Choice: Beef Stew in a Bread Bowl, Vegetable Lasagna or Shrimp Scampi
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Assorted Desserts

Thursday, April 21 – Vegetarian – SOLD OUT

  • Mushroom Barley Soup
  • Garden Salad
  • Freshly Baked Bread
  • Acorn Squash Stuffed with Portobello Mushroom, Sage and Onion
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Zucchini Sauté Provençale
  • Dessert

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Additional Information

Menus are subject to change.

Reservations must be paid in full at least two weeks in advance of the meal; payment is required at the time of the reservation. Sales begin Tuesday, February 9 at 8:30 a.m.

For credit card payments, please call 860-512-3638; 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 860-512-3638.