SPRINGFIELD — Bistro Verde, Lincoln Land Community College’s student-led café, is expanding its days of operation from two to three days per week this fall. It reopens on Sept. 7 and will serve customers Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The café is open as Bistro To Go, a counter service concept, from Sept. 7 to Oct. 6, offering soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods, coffees, and drinks.
From Oct. 25 to Nov. 17 (closed Nov. 1), the café transforms into Bistro Verde, a casual, dine-in restaurant experience. The full-service lunch features appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, coffees, drinks, and chef-inspired dishes that are prepared from scratch using high-quality ingredients and finished with creative flair. Reservations are recommended.
The menu, ordering, and reservation information are available at www.llcc.edu/bistro-verde. Bistro Verde is located inside the east entrance of the Workforce Careers Center on the LLCC campus, 5250 Shepherd Road.
In the LLCC Hospitality and Culinary Arts program, part of a student’s learning experience is to run a working café that is open to the public. LLCC offers an associate in applied science degree in culinary arts and also in hospitality management and services. Professional certificates offered include first cook, culinary manager, baking and pastry, hospitality professional, and hospitality supervisor. LLCC also offers non-credit cooking and baking classes, as well as dinners at Bistro Verde.
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