MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – Northern Michigan University’s Culinary and Hospitality Department is showing off its new location at the Northern Center.
The department used to be housed at the Jacobetti Complex.
Now, the students and faculty are using state of the art equipment at the Northern Center.
With over a century of history, the culinary program – once called “Home-Ec”– has been around since 1912.
The culinary and hospitality program has had so many changes over a hundred years and they are ready for the public to come and see for themselves.
“Having state of the art equipment, instead of having to make due and you know, having the infostructure there that can actually operate like a professional business,” said Christopher Kibit, a professor in the culinary and hospitality department. “Having the look of, a contemporary look, now we have a fresh new restaurant that the public can enjoy, and the students to be proud of, to be quite honest.”
You can check out the new kitchen and restaurant and visit with faculty and students while enjoying hor d’oeuvres in their beautiful facility on Thursday, November 3 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Northern Center.