Culinary Open House being hosted at MCCC

MCCC will be hosting a culinary open house on Jan. 30 in the S Building. This event is free of charge and open to all. Reservations are not required, but suggested.

The open house will be held Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the S Building’s Cuisine 1300 restaurant, located near the cafeteria.

Event flyer
Lifelong learning flyer for the culinary courses.

Tina Pillarelli, director of Lifelong Learning at MCCC, said the kitchens will be open to the public and students for a walk through allowing them to explore the environment they would be cooking in.

Food will be prepared by the chef instructors and available for sampling, offering a taste of what students could learn to create. Information on the culinary courses available this semester will also be shared.

In addition to the food samples available, Pillarelli mentioned an assortment of alcoholic beverages being served.

“We also have Drew Bently with the Beer and Wine Portal in Monroe, he’s going to be there and he’s going to be serving different varieties of wine.” Pillarelli said, “But of course you have to be of age to sample those.” 

MCCC is offering Lifelong Learning courses from January to August of 2023. The courses cover many different areas, some being fitness, photography and dancing.

The culinary courses include but are not limited to: Charcuterie Board Workshops, Cooking with Beer, Special Diet Seminar, and Preserving and Canning. The courses range in price from $99 to $299, and vary in length.

Referring to Monday’s open house, Pillarelli said “it’s just very simple, just a way to meet the instructors and just to sample some of the foods.”

Help will be available for those who would like to sign up for the upcoming cooking courses taught by the chefs.

To confirm your attendance or ask further questions, call 734-384-4127 or email