The popular Thursday evening meal with the Rend Lake College Culinary Arts program returns Thursday, March 16, with an old-fashioned catfish fry. For those who prefer, tasty chicken tenders also will be served up hot and fresh.
According to Culinary Arts Instructor Loughton Smith, the meals will be served between 4 and 6 p.m on a take-out basis, although those who wish may stay and eat in the Student Center on the Ina campus.
Diners may choose from two appetizing meals: fresh-fried catfish or juicy chicken tenders. Both meals come with made-from-scratch hush puppies and cole slaw, and brown gravy will be available. Meals are $9 each and drinks are available for $1. Diners also can enjoy a fresh spring salad with their meals for $2.
The meals will be prepared and served by students in RLC’s Restaurant Operations class, who, according to Smith, are some of the Culinary Arts program’s most senior students. These students also designed the menu, Smith said.
Anyone interested is asked to call Smith at (618) 437-5321, Ext. 1334, and leave a message as to how many meals, which type and the desired pick-up time. The meals will be served at the kitchen entrance in the Student Center between 4 and 6 p.m.
Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins will be served.
More dinners will be served by the RLC Culinary Arts program in the future.