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 are required for all meals.

Open Meal Reservation Information »

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

Classical Gourmet Dinner

Join us for the popular Classical Gourmet Dinner on  Monday, December 7, at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $90.00 per person.

Make Your Classical Gourmet Reservation Now!

The dinner is a fundraiser to support the MCC teams in culinary competitions. The  special menu for this spectacular multi-course dinner follows:

  • Selected Artisanal Charcuterie and Cheeses
  • Harvest Roasted Beet and Carrot Bisque
  • Lobster-filled Seared Sea Scallops with Warm Potatoes and Fresh Herbs
  • Lime and Mint Sorbet
  • Braised Joue de Porc with Wild Mushrooms, Pureed Butternut Squash and Haricots Verts
  • Truffle Waldorf Salad
  • Crème Brulee

A local wine expert will preside as the evening’s sommelier and select different wines to accompany the meal’s seven courses.

Open Kitchen Luncheons

Luncheons begin at 12:00 p.m. and are $8.00 per person.

November 5, 2015    SOLD OUT

  • Mushroom Barley Soup
  • Greek Salad
  • Freshly Baked Bread
  • Chicken Chasseur
  • Duchesse Potatoes
  • Glazed Root Vegetables
  • Homemade Pie

November 19, 2015    SOLD OUT

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

December 3, 2015    SOLD OUT

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

December 10, 2015    SOLD OUT

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

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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 on September 17 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.