SPRINGFIELD — Bistro Verde, Lincoln Land Community College’s student-run café, will be open during the spring 2018 semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Feb. 6. The community is invited to experience food prepared and served by LLCC culinary arts, baking and pastry, and hospitality students.
Bistro Verde will operate through Thursday, March 8 as a casual bistro and from Thursday, March 29 through Thursday, April 26 with fine dining service. Reservations are encouraged, and can be made by emailing email@example.com, calling 217-786-2821 or stopping by the café during hours of business. Cash and debit or credit cards are accepted.
The café’s dining room is staffed by students from the Dining Room Operations class, and food is prepared by students in the Food Production IV class. Desserts are created by students enrolled in the Advanced Baking and Pastry and Restaurant Desserts classes, while bread is supplied by the Artisan Breads class. Students gain practical hands-on experience and learn about providing diners with high quality food and service to create a memorable dining occasion. They are taught and supervised by an experienced team of professional culinary instructors.
LLCC offers an associate in applied science degree in culinary arts and also in hospitality management and services. Certificates offered include culinary manager, first cook, and baking and pastry. LLCC also offers non-credit cooking and baking classes, as well as Bistro Verde dinners through the Culinary Institute.