MCC's Classical Cuisine Dinner on December 4 Supports Culinary Programs

Manchester, CT - (November 8, 2012)…There’s no better way to start the holiday season! On Tuesday, December 4, students from MCC’s culinary arts programs will prepare and serve a seven-course gourmet meal featuring salad, soup, appetizer, sorbet, entrée, cheese and dessert. This special evening will begin at 6 p.m. in the dining room of the college’s Culinary Arts Center located on the second floor of the Lowe Student Services Center. Glenn Lemaire ‘74, Professor Emeritus of Hospitality Management and the evening’s sommelier, will select wines to accompany six of the meal’s seven courses.

The menu for the Classical Cuisine Dinner includes poached pear salad, shiitake consommé, seared scallops with baby haricots verts, cranberry champagne granita, rack of lamb served with pommes Anna and baby root vegetables, a selection of artisan cheeses, and a dessert trio of vanilla genoise, vanilla bean mousseline and pink grapefruit gelee. Reservations are $75 per person and must be made in advance. To make a reservation, please go to: or contact Jayne Pearson at Proceeds from the dinner will support participation of the college’s cooking and ice-carving teams in local and regional competitions.

The award-winning Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Department at Manchester Community College offers 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.

Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at Manchester Community College. MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The College offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. MCC is situated on a park-like campus and is easily accessible from I-84.

News Item Posted On: November 08, 2012
For Additional Information Contact: Joy Dorin at 860-512-2921