The Culinary Arts program at Grant Career Center is happy to announce the opening of The Gallery Restaurant at the Career Center on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. The Gallery will be open to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week. Lunch hours are 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
Under the direction of new instructor Nicolette Cash, the Culinary Arts students have been hard at work preparing new menu items and practicing cooking skills that will result in delicious meals offered to the public. The newly updated menu Fall Menu includes homemade soup, salad, and specialty entrées. The students will also offer old favorites and an assortment of delightful homemade desserts. Visit the Restaurant tab at www.grantcareer.com for the updated menu.
Food preparation is included in the student course of study at the Career Center in the Culinary Arts program. Students also have the opportunity to earn a ProStart certificate of achievement (COA) by completing 400 hours of combined internship, employment, lab hours, required scores on Level I and Level II testing. This certification will allow the student to earn seven college credits and a $2,500 renewable scholarship applied to a Culinary related major. The Culinary Arts students will also complete the ServSafe sanitation curriculum where they can earn nationally recognized certification that will aid in employment.
Grant Career Center’s kitchen is equipped with state-of-the-art cooking equipment and a lab that is designed for student rotation. Perfecting their skills in each area of restaurant operation, students will be able to secure employment as a chef, prep cook, baker, sauté cook, server, food production manager, or restaurant manager.
The public is invited to stop in and to sample the selections they have to offer. Students are eager to try new skills and are waiting to serve the public! Chef Nicolette Cash invites community members to become a part of the educational process and have an enjoyable meal all at the same time!