In the Lincoln Land Community College Culinary Arts program, part of a student’s learning experience is to run a working café that is open to the public. Hospitality degree-seeking students manage the dining room, while culinary arts students prepare all the orders. Baking and pastry students provide breads and desserts.
Dine with us to become part of a student’s education while enjoying a from-scratch lunch. Bistro Verde is located right inside the Workforce Careers Center building on LLCC’s main campus at 5250 Shepherd Road in Springfield.
LLCC’s student-run café opens as Bistro To Go during the fall semester, offering takeout soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods, coffees and drinks. It will be open for the fall 2021 semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Sept. 14-Nov. 18 (except for Nov. 2). View the fall 2021 menu.
Once Bistro To Go is open, lunch orders may be placed online at https://orders.cake.net/11205518 (credit card) or in person (cash or credit card).
During the spring semester, we typically offer a full-service dining experience with meals prepared and served by LLCC culinary and hospitality students.
Visit the Culinary Institute page to learn about dinners hosted in Bistro Verde through LLCC Community Education as well as non-credit cooking and baking classes.
Degree and Certificate Programs
LLCC offers an associate in applied science degree in culinary arts and also in hospitality management. Certificates offered include hospitality supervisor, hospitality professional, culinary manager, first cook, baking and pastry, and value-added local food. Learn more about Hospitality and Culinary Arts offerings.