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

Reservations are required for all meals.

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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. Luncheons that are part of special lecture series are priced differently.

We are offering several opportunities to dine with us! Please see the menus and dates below;


Tuesday, September 20

Greek/Turkish Family Style Luncheon
Appetizers: Hummus, Dolmade, Salata Khodra
Entrée: Lamb & Chicken Kebab, Vegetable Kebab
Saffron Rice Pilaf
Grilled Pita
Dessert: Baklava and Ice Cream


Tuesday, November 1

Cream of Tomato Soup
Freshly Baked Bread
Waldorf Salad
Sautéed Chicken Breast with Mushroom Sauce
Buttered Vegetables
Rice Pilaf
Apple Crisp


Thursday, November 17

Manhattan Clam Chowder
Freshly Baked Bread
Garden Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Seafood Newburg in Puff Pastry
Roasted Vegetables


Tuesday, November 22

Cream of Broccoli Soup
Freshly Baked Bread
Spinach Salad with Cooked Salad Dressing
Roast Pork Loin with Apple Sauce
Braised Red Cabbage
Mashed Potatoes

Thursday, December 1

Portuguese Sausage Soup
Freshly Baked Bread
Roasted Beet Salad with Gorgonzola Cheese
Baked Cod Filet Portugaise
Zucchini Sauté Provençale
Wheatberries with Pecans


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Minestrone Soup
Freshly Baked Bread
Tomato and Avocado Salad with Herbed Vinaigrette
London Broil with Fruit Salsa
Mixed Vegetables with Herbs
Bulgur Pilaf
Carrot Nut Cake

Join Us for Luncheon and Lecture!
Tuesday, October 25, 12-1:30 p.m.
French Cuisine and Artisan Breads

Come enjoy this full-course luncheon, featuring authentic French cuisine with menus from different regions of France, and with a special focus on artisan breads. Christopher French, instructor in MCC’s Hospitality and Culinary Arts Department, will give a presentation on artisan breads and their relation to French cuisine. Seating is limited; please register early. Students who wish to bring a bottle of wine must be at least 21 years of age. Price per person: $15

Note: To register for this luncheon and lecture , please call the Credit-Free Registration line: 860-512-3232, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with a Mastercard, Visa or Discover, and reference CRN #31765.

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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, September 13th 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.