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Bistro Verde reopens Sept. 5 at LLCC

Press contact: Kyla Kruse

SPRINGFIELD — Bistro Verde, Lincoln Land Community College’s student-led café, reopens Sept. 5 and will serve customers Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The café is open as Bistro To Go, a counter service concept, from Sept. 5-Oct. 5, offering soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods, coffees and drinks.

From Oct. 24-Nov. 16 (closed Nov. 7), the café transforms into Bistro Verde, a casual, dine-in restaurant experience. The full-service lunch features appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, coffees, drinks and chef inspired dishes that are prepared from scratch using high quality ingredients and finished with creative flair. Reservations are recommended.

The menu as well as ordering and reservation information are available at Bistro Verde is located inside the east entrance of the Workforce Careers Center on the LLCC campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. 

In the LLCC Hospitality and Culinary Arts program, part of a student’s learning experience is to run a working café that is open to the public. LLCC offers an associate in applied science degree in culinary arts and in hospitality management and services. Professional certificates offered include first cook, culinary manager, baking and pastry, hospitality professional and hospitality supervisor. LLCC also offers non-credit cooking and baking classes, as well as dinners at Bistro Verde.