INA, Ill. (Feb. 28, 2014) – Starting Monday, locals can make reservations for the Rend Lake College Culinary Arts Showcase, hosted by the Culinary Arts program in the Student Center.
Organized and prepared by the students, Culinary Arts Showcase resembles a restaurant with a full menu consisting of appetizers, soups and salads, entrees, sides, and desserts. Both freshmen and sophomore students in the Restaurant Operations course design the menu, cook, serve, and clean, covering all aspects of a restaurant business.
RLC Culinary Arts Lead Instructor Robert Wilson said the menu this year will have an international theme. Restaurant Operations students are currently working out the final details of the menu, including recipe trials, and specifics of the menu will be available shortly.
“Culinary Arts offered the Culinary Arts Showcase to community members last year, and it went well toward the end,” Wilson said. “This year, we hope to have more interaction with the community to benefit our students. This is the complete experience in operating a restaurant, and something our students can take away into the workplace.”
The cost of each meal is $20 per person. The Culinary Arts Showcase will be open Thursdays and Fridays, from March 20 to May 10. Reservation times are at 5:30, 6, 6:30, and 7 p.m. It will be closed for Good Friday. To make a reservation, call 618-437-5321, Ext. 1714.