Culinary students have been putting their cooking and serving skills to the test through the pop-up restaurants created at the Chicago and Orland Park campuses. The restaurants serve a multi-course lunch for only $10, trying out their creations on employees, students and friends.
For the last several quarters, the future chefs use the 10-week span to come up with a theme, style of cooking, budget and menu. They also organize the staff and distribute the cooking and serving duties so that students get hands on experience working in both the “front and back of the house.”
Recently, Keith Pecau, mayor of Orland Park and Felicitas Cortez, executive director of the Orland Park Chamber of Commerce, joined President Mablene Krueger for lunch at RMU’s Orland Park Campus. It was a great opportunity for all three executives to experience the culinary artistry of our students, and enjoy each other’s company in the process.
Great work Culinary Eagles! We are anxious for next quarter’s pop-up!