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Eastview Campus
Building 3000
3401 Webberville Road
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: 512.223.5179
E-mail: culinary@austincc.edu

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Advising and Information Sessions Start This Week

October 6, 2014

Advising starts today for current and new students. Student Petitions can be found here or in Culinary Arts Department outside room 3159. Current culinary students will need to submit a completed Student Petition and Program Evaluation form (found in Online Service) for their advising session. New culinary students will need to submit a completed Student Petition along with a copy of their current Austin/Travis County Food Handlers Certficate. Visit our How to Get Started page for forms.

Information Sessions start on October 7, 2014, running every Tuesday at 4:00pm and Thursdays at 10:00am at the Eastview Campus in Bldg. 3000, Room 3158. No appointment necessary. This is an opportunity to ask questions and take a tour of the department.

Hope to see you there!

Dining at ACC-Eastview Campus

September 19, 2014

Our Culinary Arts students are cooking up delectable delights during the Fall 2014 semester. Join us for lunch at the Riverbats Cafe every Wednesday from 11:30am - 1:00pm starting October 1, 2014 through December 3, 2014. If you are looking for more fine-dining cuisine, try Bistro 3158. The bistro is open every Thursday evening starting October 2, 2014 through December 4, 2014. To make a reservation, please visit the bistro's website.

Bon Appetite!


Study Abroad

September 16, 2014

Who's ready to travel? In Summer 2015, the Culinary Arts Department is excited to announce a culinary based study abroad trip to England for three weeks. If you are eligible to register for Basic Food Preparation (CHEF1301) and/or Beverage Management (RSTO1301) in Summer 2015 and you are interested in traveling, check out our Study Abroad page for more information.


Riverbats Cafe

June 12, 2014

The Riverbats Cafe will open June 19, 2014 for the summer semester. The student-run restaurant will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30am to 1:00pm through July 24, 2014 and is open to the public. All proceeds from sales will go toward the Culinary Arts Scholarship Fund.

Feeling hungry? Check out our menu.

Hope to see you there!


Summer Starts Today

May 27, 2014

Today started the 9-Week Summer semester. Please be aware of your schedules and any course cancellations that may have occured. To view the entire Summer 2014 Course Schedule, click here.

Good Luck to all our Culinary Students!


New Student Orientation for Fall 2014

May 27, 2014

All new students beginning their culinary journey this Fall 2014, need to start the program by attending our  mandatory New Student Orientation. We will be discussing expectations, Code of Conduct, uniforms (which should be on order) and knife/pastry kits. We will also take you on a short tour of both kitchens to help you become familiar with the layout.

We encourage our new students to take this opportunity to ask questions. We want to make sure that you are well prepared for your journey.

If you have not yet submitted your Austin/Travis County Food Handlers certificate at the time you advised for classes, now is the time to do so.

For any questions regarding the New Student Orientation, please contact culinary@austincc.edu.

New Student Orientation
ACC Eastview Campus
TBA
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Building 3000, Room 3158


New Student Orientation

April 9, 2014

All new students beginning their culinary journey this Summer 2014, need to start the program by attending our  mandatory New Student Orientation held on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 11:00am - 12:30pm in Bldg. 3000, Rm. 3158. We will be discussing expectations, Code of Conduct, uniforms (which should be on order) and knife/pastry kits. We will also take you on a short tour of both kitchens to help you become familiar with the layout.

We encourage our new students to take this opportunity to ask questions. We want to make sure that you are well prepared for your journey.

If you have not yet submitted your Austin/Travis County Food Handlers certificate at the time you advised for classes, now is the time to do so.

For any questions regarding the New Student Orientation, please contact culinary@austincc.edu.

See you there!


Summer 2014 Student Advising

February 25, 2014

Student Advising for Summer 2014 will beging March 3, 2014 for Current Students and March 17, 2014 for New Students. To make an Advising Appointment, Culinary Arts students need to contact Chef Brian McCormick or Chef Sandi Pepper and Pastry Arts students need to contact Chef Stephanie Herrington. Please bring all necessary form with you to your advising session.

Student petitions will be available on March 3, 2013 in the department.


Culinary Arts Valentine's Sale

January 29, 2014

The Culinary Arts Department is selling 6 Long Stem Chocolate Dipped Strawberries in a duo of flavors for $15.00. (Price includes sales tax.)

Sale starts today and ends February 13, 2014 at 5:00pm. Order pick-up will be February 14, 2014 between 9:00am and 4:00pm at the ACC Eastview Campus in Bldg. 3000, Rm 3159. 

Please visit the Culinary Arts Marketplace to place your order.

Quantities are limited.

All proceeds go to the Culinary Arts Scholarship Fund.


Austin Community College to Host Venue for "2014 That Takes the Cake!"

January 15, 2014

The 10th annual “That Takes the Cake!” Sugar Arts Show will take place in a new venue this year: the Austin Community College(ACC) campus at Highland Mall.

Read all about it here.


Student-Run Restaurants Open for Business

Posted by ksteiner on September 27th, 2012

ACC’s Culinary Arts Program is ready to take you on a journey around the world, with student-run restaurants that offer something for every tastebud. See the piece here.


Culinary Arts featured on KVUE live segment

July 21, 2012

Chef Sandi Pepper, Department Chair of Culinary Arts, makes an appearnace on KVUE, the Austin ABC affiliate, discussing the program at ACC. See the clip here.


Culinary Arts Department receives local news coverage

July 20, 2012

YNN, KVUE, and the Austin American Statesman attended the Culinary Arts department cafe, Le Bistrette. Each media outlet produced a news story or article about the cafe and ACC students.


Press Release

July 20, 2012

ACC Culinary Students Get Real-World Experience in Campus Restaurant

"Students in Austin Community College’s Culinary Arts Program don’t just learn about the culinary industry – they put their knowledge to work in the college’s state-of-the-art kitchen lab." Read more...


See us on Fox 7 News!

The Culinary Arts Department was recently feature of Fox 7 news for our efforts in going green! The piece highlights student perspectives on how the efforts better prepare them for entering the industry.

See the clip here...


The Culinary Arts Department is going green!

The Culinary Arts Department is committed to working with the college on it's overall goals per the passage of Sustainable Practices Policy C-9 in 2009. The department implemented a composting program in February 2012, has set a goal to completely phase out styrofoam by August 2012, and is developing relationships with local food suppliers. The department is now using recyclable or compostable to-go ware for the cafes they run on campus.

You can read more abou the college's sustainability initiatives on the Sustainable ACC website. Read our press release!

The Culinary Arts deparment is going green!

Beginning on February 1, 2012, ACC's Culinary Arts Department began composting all organic waste from our kitchens. Working directly with the college's Director of Environmental Stewardship, Andy Kim, we have devised new procedures that will allows us to divert a projected 80-85%of waste fromlandfills.

In addition to this effort, Le Bistrette will now only use compostable or recyclable to-go containers and cutlery. Read more here...


 

 

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