Albany Tech opens restaurant on campus

ALBANY _ Albany Technical College’s Culinary Arts and Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management programs have launched Titans Culinary Cuisine restaurant on campus in a private dining area of the Student Center in the Logistics Education Center.

Titans Culinary Cuisine will provide a way for students in both programs to learn the finer side of dining including food preparation, setup and booking reservations. Since the two overlap in training for these aspects, this initiative will provide the students with real world training, while also providing the community with a fine dining experience for lunch.

Lisa Riddle, Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism instructor and chair of the program, said this endeavor will help students learn to work with different personalities.

“Titans Culinary Cuisine is a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase the Albany Tech talent to the community, but most importantly it gives the students hands-on experience working in a restaurant atmosphere where the pace is fast and always changing,” said Riddle.

For Culinary Arts students at Albany Tech, the chance to learn to prepare a finer menu will be the challenge. Chef Todd White has prepared a basic fine dining menu to get the student started and plans to improvise and build on the menu as the restaurant grows.

“The restaurant will allow Culinary Arts students to build on teamwork, organizational skills, work ethics and their creativity,” said White.

The Titans Culinary Cuisine Restaurant is now accepting reservations for lunch, which will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. every other Thursday. To make a reservation, contact White at (229) 430-0573 or email twhite@alanytech.edu.

For more information on the restaurant and menu choices, to to http://www.albanytech.edu/images/stories/PDFS/Titans_Culinary_Cruisine-Restaurant_public_GRAND_Opening_Opening_MANU_pdf.