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Bistro Verde reopens Jan. 24 at LLCC

Press contact: Kyla Kruse

SPRINGFIELD — Bistro Verde, Lincoln Land Community College’s student-led café, will reopen for the spring 2023 semester on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning Jan. 24. The public is invited to experience food prepared and served by LLCC culinary arts, baking and pastry, and hospitality students.

The café is open as Bistro To Go, a counter service concept, from Jan. 24-Feb. 23, offering soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods, coffees and drinks.

From March 21-April 20 (closed March 28), 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, ordering and reservation information is 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 also 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.