News Release

Published on Friday, February 03, 2006

Western Wisconsin Technical College’s student-run restaurant is now open for business under a new name. The remodeled and redesigned dining area, located in the WWTC Kumm Center, has been renamed Western Corner Bistro. The restaurant is open to the general public on Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. throughout the spring semester.

The eatery is run by the second year WWTC Culinary Management and Food Production Specialist students and gives them an opportunity to experience how a restaurant operates. The students learn everything from running the cash register to preparing the meals.

Established in 1972, the restaurant was originally located in the lover level of the Kumm Center and was called Kulinary Korner. In 1994, it was moved to the main level and renamed Kulinary Korner II. Last fall WWTC Interior Design students helped redesign the space and developed a French bistro theme. The Foods program students submitted possible names for the facility and then voted on them.

“They came up with the Western Corner Bistro based on the location of the restaurant,” said Mike Oliver, Culinary Management instructor. “It’s in the western corner of the Kumm Building.”

Menus for Western Corner Bistro were produced by Menu Design students and selected by a team of well-known area chefs. For the first six weeks of the semester, the menu includes Baked Potato Soup, Grilled Ham and Swiss on Marble Rye, Stuffed Pork Loin with Cranberry Sauce, Fish Creole, Spicy Apricot Chicken, and a choice of dessert.

Restaurant reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling Mike Oliver at 608.785.9271 or e-mailing

To learn more about the WWTC Culinary Management program or additional WWTC programs and services, please call 608.785.9200 or visit