News Release

Published on Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Second-year students in the Culinary Management program at Western Technical College will be taking over the cafeteria, the TC Café, on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 13-14, from 7:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each day.

As part of their hands-on training, students in the Culinary Management program work for several weeks developing themes, standardizing recipes, making grocery lists, setting up staffing charts, and working on marketing plans for the event.

Each day, the students choose a breakfast special, several entrees, and two desserts. Tuesday will feature a “Taste of the World” menu, which includes items from German Cabbage Soup, to Manicotti and Gyros. Wednesday will be “Taste of America” specials, including dishes such as Jambalaya, Fried Chicken, and Philly Cheesesteak.

The second-year Culinary Management students coordinate everything for this event except the food production. The Food Production Specialist students take care of preparing the food under the supervision of Culinary Management student managers and the direction of instructor Margaret Ninneman and Executive Chef John Haverty.

Western’s TC Café is located on the first floor of the Kumm Center, 400 6th St. N., on Western’s La Crosse Campus. The Café is open to the general public.

To learn more about this event or additional Western programs and services, please call 608.785.9200 or visit the Web site at