November 24, 2009

Owens’ Community Terrace View CafÈ Announces Garde Manger Grazing Stations Buffet, Nov. 30

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Area residents are invited to experience an array of amazing foods in the form of garnishes, hors d’oeuvres and appetizers at the Owens Community College Terrace View CafÈ as students within the culinary arts program’s Garde Manger classes present the art and craft of the cold kitchen during a grazing station feature buffet on Monday, Nov. 30.

This marks the first time that the Garde Manger classes will open the College’s student-run Terrace View CafÈ to the public as attendees will have the opportunity to partake of sausages, smoked foods, cheeses, p‚tÈs, vegetable and fruit carvings, chutneys, crackers and canapÈs from an array of buffet themed platters as part of their dining experience, including a Fall Harvest, International Cuisine, Celtic Celebration, Road Trip Across America and a Cocktail Party.

The Garde Manger Grazing Stations Buffet will take place from 5-6 p.m. in the College’s Terrace View CafÈ, which is located in College Hall Room 148 on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens’ restaurant is coordinated by the Food, Nutrition and Hospitality Department.

The Owens culinary arts program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in the rapidly growing culinary arts industry. Both the associate’s degree and certificate prepares students for food preparation positions in restaurants, hotels, health care facilities, resorts and country clubs. The Garde Manger class is designed to provide students with experiential learning related to the art and craft of the cold kitchen. Classroom instruction includes the preparation of garnishes, hors d’oeuvres and appetizers, sausages and tureens, sauces and soups, and salads and sandwiches. Additionally, buffet presentation is highlighted as part of the academic curriculum.

The cost per dinner, which includes unlimited trips to the grazing stations, is only $7.50 and reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling (567) 661-7359 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7359. Individuals can also make a reservation by accessing the College’s website at

One of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio, Owens Community College is a fully accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit