News Release

Published on Thursday, January 31, 2013

Western Technical College’s student-run restaurant is open for business. The Union Bistro, located on the first floor of the Kumm Center, 400 6th St. N., La Crosse, is open to the public on Thursdays from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. throughout the spring semester.

The eatery is run by Culinary Management and Food Production Specialist students and gives them an opportunity to experience the different aspects of operating a restaurant. The students learn everything from running the cash register to preparing and serving the meals.

The entrees change at the mid-semester point, but will include a sandwich, soup, salad, pasta, seafood, and chicken option. Desserts are also available.

Restaurant reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling Deb Klug at 608.785.9215 or e-mailing

In addition to the restaurant, the students also take part in running a bakery. Bakery items will be sold in the Union Bakery, Fridays from 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (unless sold out earlier). The bakery is also open to the public.

To learn more about Western’s Culinary Management and Food Production Specialist programs or additional programs and services, please call 608.785.9200 or visit