Ribbon-Cutting Marks Debut of SCC’s New Culinary Space, Restaurant

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Ribbon-Cutting Marks Debut of SCC’s New Culinary Space, Restaurant

Southeast Community College (www.southeast.edu) officially dedicated the Great Plains Culinary Institute and new high-end restaurant, “Course,” with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 17.

The $4.2 million revamp of the Culinary/Hospitality program includes the full-service restaurant, new classrooms and labs, bakery, and storage space. Program Chair Brandon Harpster says this has been years in the making.

“I’m very excited to see our students have the opportunity to learn in a live classroom,” he said. “Course is unique because the guests get to be part of a learning environment. Our kitchen is very open so they get to see the education happening and a sense for the workings of a professional kitchen.”

The ribbon cutting was held outside the east entrance to the new restaurant at the Lincoln Campus, 8800 O St. SCC President Dr. Paul Illich, Harpster, SCC Board Chairperson Nancy Seim, and Pat Haverty, vice president of the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, spoke at the event.

“Course” is available by reservation only. Starting in July, the restaurant will be open Monday through Thursdays for lunch, and Thursday evenings for dinner. To make a reservation, please email Kim Williams at Course.reservations@southeast.edu.

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