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MCTC Students Receive Culinary Arts Grant

Posted on: July 29th, 2014 by marketingworkstudy No Comments
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The grant winners pose with Sue Zelickson.

Each year, a handful of women from the upper Midwest pursuing Culinary Arts degrees receive the Sue Zelickson Grant from the Women Who Really Cook organization. MCTC students Orian Lavi and Kelli Wirkkula were two of 12 students to receive $500 grants in May 2014.

Lavi is studying abroad from Israel. MCTC’s highly touted culinary programs made her choice of college simple.

“I always wanted to study abroad,” she said. “MCTC was the first school I checked.”

She’s double majoring in Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts and plans on working in a bakery that specializes in breads and pastries.

Culinary Arts Students Show off their Skills at the Epicurean Experience

Posted on: September 13th, 2011 by insidemctc No Comments

MCTC students in the Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management programs got some real-world, hands-on experience this week.

A dozen enthusiastic students prepared, served and talked about food at the U.S. Foodservice Minnesota Epicurean Experience trade show at the Saint Paul RiverCentre on Monday, Sept. 12.

U.S. Foodservice asked MCTC students to be a part of this large annual event. As a result, the students represented the foodservice distributor by showcasing new lines of pizzas and barbequed meats.

The students enjoyed the opportunity to network with a diverse group of regional chefs and other food industry professionals, showcase their skills, sample some amazing food and learn a little bit more about the food industry.

Manage a Restaurant or Run Your Own Eatery!

Posted on: July 28th, 2011 by insidemctc No Comments

MCTC’s brand new Restaurant Management program offers a unique blend of management training with culinary training. Working in state of the art facilities, you will gain everything you need to know in order to be successful in this exciting field. You will be able to specialize in a specific area–so whether your dream is to own your own restaurant or manage a catering business–you’ll have the financial chops and culinary training to set you on your way.

New Kitchen, Dining Room and Outdoor Plaza are Open; Construction Begins on Helland Center

Posted on: October 19th, 2010 by insidemctc No Comments

This fall, MCTC completed several construction projects across campus, including a remodeled kitchen and new dining room for its Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management programs and a redesigned outdoor plaza that connects the campus to Loring Park. The College is beginning construction on its student center this fall.

MCTC students, staff, faculty and neighbors can now enjoy the beautiful new outdoor plaza, which promotes sustainability with its landscape design featuring native plants and a storm water retention system.

MCTC Outdoor Plaza

MCTC's new outdoor plaza. Photo by Deta Halilovic.