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Lobdell's

This 90-seat teaching restaurant overlooks beautiful West Grand Traverse Bay. More »

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Tasters' Guild

Learn more about the annual Tasters' Guild tasting event and auction, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. More »

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Lobdell's: A Teaching Restaurant »

Located at the Great Lakes Campus, Lobdell's serves as a working laboratory for culinary students and is open to the public for lunches and dinners in fall and spring semester.

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Have everything you need for your culinary classes? Visit the online bookstore for your chef essentials.

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Jack's Journal: History Behind Culinary Uniform at NMC

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February 9, 2015

Foodies flock to Traverse City, Michigan

"It helps that Traverse City's Northwestern Michigan College hosts the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, which has trained many of the region's chefs. 'I can't go into many of the restaurants around here without seeing what looks like a class reunion,' says Fred Laughlin, the director."

USA TODAY
June 30, 2009

Great Lakes Culinary Institute

If your favorite channel is the Food Network and your creativity comes alive in the kitchen, you may want to consider a career in the rapidly growing food service industry. At NMC’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute, where students “learn by doing,” you’ll receive training that will give you the competitive advantage in this field.

The Culinary Arts Program prepares you for entry-level chef and kitchen management positions. Consideration is given to the science and techniques associated with the selection, preparation and serving of foods to large and small groups.

The Great Lakes Culinary Institute’s facility is located on NMC’s Great Lakes Campus. It is comprised of four culinary labs including a bakery, introductory and food skills kitchen, an advanced cooking kitchen, a garde manger kitchen, a beverage management outlet and Lobdell’s, a 90-seat training restaurant. Upon graduation, you will have an unbeatable combination of knowledge, skills and work experience.

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