September 22, 2010

Owens’ Community Terrace View CafÈ Announces Fall Semester Menu, Sept. 28 – Nov. 18

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Area residents are invited to explore the diverse world of international cuisine and regional food discoveries during a unique dining experience at Owens Community College as the hospitality management and culinary arts programs unveil fall menu selections in the community Terrace View CafÈ.

The student-run Terrace View CafÈ is open to the public during the academic year. Owens’ restaurant, which is coordinated by the Food, Nutrition and Hospitality department, is located in College Hall Room 148 on the Toledo-area Campus. The Terrace View CafÈ will be open to area residents for lunch Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Seating is limited and available until 12:15 p.m. and take out meals will take place from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The cost per lunch is only $7.50 and reservations are required.

The Terrace View CafÈ will be available to guests starting Tuesday, Sept. 28 with Memphis-style pulled pork sliders on fresh baked buns as the entrÈe. Regional food discoveries will be the featured selection on Tuesdays, while Thursday’s culinary focus is international influences.

Upcoming Fall Semester dates and entrÈe listings include Oct. 5 (tilapia, shrimp, fresh vegetable and potatoes with citrus-herb butter baked in parchment), Oct. 7 (braised beef short ribs ), Oct. 12 (red snapper tacos with mango salsa and avocado), Oct. 14 (slow simmered chicken and Chorizo sausage with saffron-seasoned rice and vegetables), Oct. 19 (mushroom-stuffed meatloaf), Oct. 21 (Italian menu TBA), Oct. 26 (Yankee pot roast), Nov. 9 (pork scalloppini served over homemade fettuccini ), Nov. 11 (lamb and feta cheese dolmades), Nov. 16 (made-to-order omelets) and Nov. 18 (Mongolian barbeque). Additionally, attendees have the opportunity to choose either a lacto-ovo vegetarian entrÈe or a Terrace chicken burger with the planned side dishes if desired. A complete listing of dishes is available at Bakery items also will be available for purchase during the luncheons.

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.

In addition to culinary arts, the College offers an associate’s degree in hospitality management. As part of the program, students are provided with the skills and educational curriculum for a successful career in the diverse areas of hospitality management. Owens’ hospitality management program prepares students for management and supervisory positions in hotels, restaurants, resorts and institutions.

Reservations must be made by 3 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the Tuesday luncheon and 3 p.m. on Thursday prior to the Thursday luncheon. For additional information about Owens’ Terrace View CafÈ fall lunch menu, call (567) 661-7359 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7359. Individuals can also make a reservation by accessing the College’s website at

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