The recently remodeled Café at South Central College (SCC) opens Monday, August 29, with food service offered Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. In addition to providing food for SCC students and employees, the Café is also open to the general public. Breakfast items are available from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Lunch service is from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. with daily quick service à la carte items, salad bar and a featured culinary lunch entrée. This Monday, the entrée will be a Sloppy Joe meal, a favorite among SCC students and employees.
The food service in the Café is run by SCCs culinary arts program led by chef instructors Lizbeth Kliewer and Michael Broughton. Day-to-day food preparation will be overseen by Ryley Fisher, the college’s culinary arts lab assistant, a coveted annually rotating position that goes to one of the top culinary arts graduates from the previous year.
As in years past, the Café will also provide real world experience for SCC’s culinary arts students. So far they have helped harvest produce grown by SCC’s agriculture programs and practiced their knife skills cutting up the fresh-from-the-garden vegetables. Cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, and watermelon from the garden will be used for Café next week. The students have also helped get the kitchen and serving area of the Café ready just as they would for a typical restaurant opening.
Later in the semester, the culinary arts students will prepare and sell special meals to demonstrate what they have learned in the classroom and to gain restaurant operations experience.
In addition to food service times, the Café seating area will remain open throughout each day as a gathering space for students, employees and visitors.