Culinary Experts in Training

. November 26, 2014.
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The next time you want a mid-day nosh, go back to school. That’s because one of the newer places to eat in Findlay is a café located in the Millstream Career Center, the Millstream Café. It’s a place where culinary and hospitality students hone their skills while providing lunch and catering to the public. The café opened two years ago, but recently had a facelift that includes an outdoor patio and improved look. From the kitchen to the café to the iPads servers use to take orders, it’s a unique place to have lunch and help students learn at the same time. The dozens of students who make up the heart of the café come from Findlay and 15 other area schools. “They do everything from the dishes to menu boards to the cooking,” says Gordon Myers, culinary arts instructor. “I direct them, and then I stand out of their way.” The 70 seat café is open from 10:45am to 12:15pm Monday through Friday every day Findlay City Schools are in session. Monday and Tuesday the café offers salad, bread and soup bar only, but Wednesday through Friday a full menu is offered that changes monthly. It also offers catering and has a conference room that can seat up to 20. Myers hopes to eventually extend the café’s hours of operation and do more outside catering. 

1150 Broad Ave., adjacent to Findlay High School. To see the menu, go to www.millstreamcc.org/cafemenu.html.