Lunch service at the Borealis Bistro opens to the public on Thursday, Feb. 7.
The Borealis Bistro is located at Hutchison Institute of Technology and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program. The bistro creates a real-world training experience for students, while also providing delicious, professional cuisine to the Fairbanks community.
A $14 prix fixe lunch (set price) will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays during the spring semester. The menu changes weekly with a different theme. Entrees will be served with side dishes, soup or salad and a beverage. A variety of appetizers, dessert and espresso also will be available.
At the bistro, students perform in a variety of restaurant positions including seating, serving, ticketing and preparing food. Culinary and hospitality students are taught, guided, and mentored by professional chefs and hospitality instructors.
Reservations are preferred in order to plan the lunch, provide a positive learning environment for students and offer the best service. Lunches are served every Thursday until April 18, except for March 14. Please visit ctc.uaf.edu/bistro to make reservations online or contact Kristi Gaikowski, culinary arts and hospitality office manager directly at 455-2902 or .