Tour and Lunch at the New MatC Culinary Arts Facility

  • November 09, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Madison College, Truax Campus, Room B1287
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  • May bring a guest

Registration is closed

Join us for a ½ hour tour of the new Culinary Arts facility starting at 11:30 am, prior to the Fixed Menu luncheon with seating at noon.


Madison College (formerly MATC) has an outstanding Culinary Arts Program preparing students to take a variety of positions in restaurants/and the food service industry.

During part of each year, Madison College provides its culinary arts students the opportunity to plan, prepare and serve gourmet quality restaurant type luncheons to the public. PLATO has reserved the entire student-run restaurant on Wednesday, Nov. 9th.

Presentation:  Culinary Program Director, Paul Short, will provide a brief overview of the impact that the new facility will have on student programming (please see New Facility, below).. 

New Facility Tour:

Madison College has completed construction on a new $15.6 million culinary training center at its main Truax campus, allowing the school to increase enrollment in some degree-seeking programs and also expand offerings for other would-be gourmets, be they high school students or “Top Chef” - loving adults.

“We wanted to have a full array of offerings to serve all the people we aspire to serve.” said Bryan Woodhouse, dean of the school of business and applied arts. The new facility will be paid for with funds left from the school’s $133.7 million referendum, which passed in 2010.

We are offering a ½ hour tour of the new facilities starting at 11:30 am, prior to the luncheon at noon.



The Fixed menu will be use local and/ or fresh food items: French Onion Soup, Duck Breast and English Trifle.  If you have a food allergy or medical dietary requirement, please list it on your registration form. The culinary staff will try to provide an option for your health related requirement.

Cost: $21.00 for PLATO members $26.00 for guests of PLATO members. Tipping will be at your discretion.  The tip will go toward Madison College’s Culinary Arts scholarship program and student educational trips. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available.  No refund after registration deadline November 7th unless we can fill your slot from the waiting list.

Registration Information: We anticipate high interest in this event. Only members will be able to register on a first come basis until October 24th.   Suzy Griffiths will maintain a short wait-list, please send her an email ( to be added to the list.  Non-member guest registrations will start October 24th - assuming space is still available. Cost for non-members: $26.00.

Date:  Wednesday, November 9. The tour of the new facility will start at 11:30 sharp.  Please leave about 15 minutes to locate the new facility, which is further away from the parking lot than the replaced Dining Hall.   Lunch will start at noon. 

Location: Main Building at the Truax Campus, Room B1287.

Parking:  Parking is available next to the Health Sciences building, in the visitor parking lot. (Note: When entering the visitor lot use the code #2529--include the #). See attached campus map. Limited handicapped parking is available near the side entrance on Wright Street. There is also handicapped parking at other entrances. See enclosed map for additional handicapped parking availability.

Directions to Restaurant: Using the parking and building map.

Mail in Registration form: Click on the following to view and print the mail-in registration form

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