PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – 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 spring menu selections in the community Terrace View Café.
The student-run Terrace View Café 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 Café 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 $9 and reservations are required.
The Terrace View Café will be available to guests starting Tuesday, Feb. 19 with smoke roasted pork loin with apple cider sauce as the entrée. Regional food discoveries will be the featured selection on Tuesdays, while Thursday’s culinary focus is international influences.
Upcoming Spring Semester dates and entrée listings include March 19 (baked tilapia with Chesapeake Bay baste), March 21 (gombas szelet – mushroom lamb chops), March 26 (chicken creole with pan steamed rice and fried okra), March 28 (Mongolian barbeque), Apr. 9 (Kentucky barbeque pork loin), Apr. 11 (to-be-announced Greek cuisine), Apr. 16 (made-to-order omelets), Apr. 18 (beef bulgogi in red leaf lettuce wrap), Apr. 23 (chicken Monterey with green chili potatoes) and Apr. 25 (tapas). Additionally, attendees have the opportunity to choose either a lacto-ovo vegetarian entrée or a Terrace chicken burger with the planned side dishes if desired. A complete listing of dishes is available at www.owens.edu/terrace. 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 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.
Owens’ Department of Food, Nutrition and Hospitality also offers a Baking and Pastry Certificate Program for those individuals interested in becoming a professional baker or pastry chef.
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 Café 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 www.owens.edu/terrace.
Owens Community College is an 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, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. 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 www.owens.edu.