Today was the first day of The Culinary School‘s new Food Bank Café. The Café was designed to give our Culinary students an opportunity to experience the workings of a restaurant in a controlled environment. Food Bank staff were invited to make “reservations” for one of two seatings – 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Upon entering the Bistro, a hostess brought staff to their tables, distributed menus and then took drink orders. Waiters/waitresses took the staff’s order and then a team of chefs in the kitchen prepared each meal. Chef Instructor Tim Hunter was there to provide support and keep the kitchen moving. “The Café is a new part of our curriculum. It gives students some idea of the fast nature of the food industry before we place them in internships,” he said.