On Thursday, September 26, 2013, Albany Technical College's Culinary Arts and Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management programs will officially launch the Titans Culinary Cuisine restaurant on campus, beginning at 11am, 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 programs overlap in training for these aspects, this initiative will provide the students with the "Real World" training necessary to serve, while also providing the community with a fine dining experience for lunch. Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management instructor, Lisa Riddle, says the new endeavor will help her students learn things such as what is required to run a restaurant, develop customer service skills and proper serving etiquette, ways to adapt to changing situations in the restaurant environment, proper planning, marketing and evaluation, and hands-on learning experience for those interested in the hospitality industry. It will also 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 Lisa Riddle, Chair of the Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism program at Albany Tech. 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 Todd White, Chair of the Culinary Arts program at Albany Tech. The Titans Culinary Cuisine Restaurant is now accepting reservations for lunch, which will be served from 11:30am to 1pm every other Thursday of each month. To make a reservation, contact Chef Todd White, at 229.430.0573 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Titans Culinary Cuisine Restaurant and menu choices, access the following link: http://www.albanytech.edu/images/stories/PDFS/Titans_Culinary_Cuisine_Restaurant_public_GRAND_Opening_MENU.pdf