OCC Culinary Program Off To A Great Fall Start

OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan – OCC’s Culinary Studies Institute has kicked off the 2015-16 academic year with a bountiful lineup of offerings and events.

Join us for special fall events.

    • Alumni Guest Chef Dinner, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. with celebrated Michigan Chefs Steve Allen and Chuck Rachwitz of Novi’s prestigious Steve and Rocky’s. Enjoy an American farm-to-table experience with strolling cocktail hour serving delectable hors d’oeuvres, signature drinks, and five unique courses infused with the season’s fresh flavors that are sure to satisfy your appetite. Join us and the Culinary Studies Institute’s award winning chefs for a night of carefully crafted delights and special musical entertainment. Price is $55 per person. Order tickets early.
    • Halloween Luncheon Booffet, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Treat us with your presence for a spooky afternoon of epicurean undertaking and mystical beverages. It’s a Halloween bash, so dress up if you dare! Ghoulishly terrific food, drinks, and witches brew will be served. Price is $12 per person.
    • A Winter Wonderland Holiday Evening Buffet, Dec. 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Celebrate the holidays with merriment and joy with your family, club, or corporate gathering. Come indulge on lively libations at our open bar and feast on culinary creations from delectable starters all the way to delightful finishes. This is an excellent opportunity to bring your group together to toast another successful year with a little bubbly and good cheer. Price is $18 per person; cash bar is available. Paid reservation required. Tickets can be purchased using this form.
    • 29th Annual Wassail Dinner, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. The Wassail Feast is celebrating its 29th year at the Culinary Studies Institute. Traditional English fare with a contemporary twist is served with appropriate wines and beats, and a gaggle of jesters and minstrels inciting general mayhem. This is a historic night for us – and we thank our patrons for their continued enthusiastic support. Wassail Dinner sells out quickly every year, please purchase tickets early. Price is $65 per person.
    • High Tea in Reflections is 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 1, Nov. 19, Feb. 11 and April 7. A full lunch is included and ladies are encouraged to wear a fabulous hat! High Tea tickets are $25. Advance purchase is required. Tickets can be purchased using this form.
    • Grand Buffets are from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 29 and March 10 for lunch and Dec. 3 and April 21 for a new dinner buffet 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor of Building J. The sample menu features appetizers, salads, fish, seafood, poultry and beef entrées, starches and vegetables, and a dessert table. Reservations with a deposit are required for large groups.

Dine with us at the Orchard Ridge campus.

    • The Ridgewood Café is open 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., most Tuesdays and Wednesdays, until Dec. 9 and Jan. 19 to April 20. Menu items are freshly prepared from scratch and change daily offering salads, sandwiches, entrées and desserts. Guests are invited to dine in with service or utilize the cafeteria and help themselves. *The Ridgewood Cafe is closed Oct. 27-28, March 1-2 and April 8-9.
    • Reflections Restaurant is open 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., most Thursdays, until Dec. 10 and Jan. 21 to April 21, on the fourth floor of J Building. This Prix Fixe $16 menu offers a four-course meal with three entrées to select from that change weekly. Wine and beer are available. Reservations are required. *The Reflections Restaurant is closed Oct. 22, and March 3-10.
    • The Bakery is open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 29 on the third floor of J Building. Purchase breads, cakes, candies, cookies and chocolates. Check here for details. *A special bakery sale is being held on Oct. 29 and March 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Oct. 22, Dec. 10, Feb. 25, and April 14 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For more event information and a list of the winter 2016 events, visit oaklandcc.edu/culinary.

About OCC

With multi campus system throughout Oakland County, Oakland Community College is committed to providing academic and developmental experiences that allows each student to reach their full potential and enhance the diverse communities they serve. It offers degrees and certificates in approximately 100 career fields and university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts. More than a million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965. To learn more about OCC, visit oaklandcc.edu.


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