Enjoy a Gourmet Meal at MCC

Each semester, students in MCC’s hospitality programs plan, prepare and serve meals in the college’s Culinary Arts Center. The meals are exceptionally priced, and provide a valuable, hands-on experience for the college’s students.

Several opportunities are available this semester to dine at the college; please see the menus and dates below. Reservations are required for all meals. BYOB services are available at the Open Kitchen meals to assist students with hand-on training in beverage service.

Meals planned for the remainder of the semester include:
October 26, 2022 – International Class October Fest
October 27, 2022 – Advanced Food Preparation-London Broil Entree
November 9, 2022 – International Food Class-Greece/Turkey Vegetarian Meal
December 8, 2022 – Advanced Food Preparation-Chicken Cordon Bleu Entree

The full menus can be view on the dining room webpage. Dinners begin at 7 p.m. and are $18/person. Additional information can be found at Open Kitchen Meal Reservation Information and Dining FAQs.

Reservations must be paid in in full 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.

About the Culinary Arts Program
The award-winning hospitality management and culinary arts programs at Manchester Community College offer students a choice of degree and certificate programs in the areas of culinary arts, foodservice and hotel-tourism. Both the Culinary Arts and Foodservice Management associate in science degree programs have been granted exemplary status by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF). This distinction is a guarantee to students that their program has met or exceeded the standards set by the ACF Accrediting Commission and the foodservice industry. Graduates from this program may apply to the American Culinary Federation (ACF) to become a Certified Cook, a nationally recognized certification.

Over the years, MCC graduates have gone on to own bakeries; serve as chefs and managers in both formal and informal restaurants; work in foodservice settings in health care, business and industry; work in hotels of all sizes and hold management positions in many areas of the hospitality field.

Becoming CT State
The 12 Connecticut community colleges are merging in 2023 to become CT State Community College, one of the largest community colleges in the country and largest in New England, dedicated to quality, access and affordability. CT State students will be able to apply once and take classes at any campus. In addition to Manchester, other locations include Asnuntuck (Enfield), Capital (Hartford), Gateway (New Haven), Housatonic (Bridgeport), Manchester, Middlesex (Middletown & Meriden), Naugatuck Valley (Waterbury and Danbury), Northwestern (Winsted), Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley (Danielson and Willimantic), Three Rivers (Norwich), and Tunxis (Farmington) Community Colleges.