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Lobdell’s Opens For The Semester!

The Great Lakes Culinary Institute is proud to announce that Lobdell’s, A Teaching Restaurant opens for the Fall semester on Wednesday, September 18, 2019!

The students have been busy setting up the dining room, testing recipes, and designing plate layouts!

The seasonal menu features line-caught New England cod , Double R Ranch beef tenderloin, wild-caught Gulf shrimp and more.

Desserts are house made and include a Hot Fudge-Toffee Ice Cream Puff, a Fruit Bavarian Cream Torte and of course our Turtle Sundae in a hand-crafted gingersnap cookie cup.

Reservations are coming in! It looks to be a busy semester! Call soon to make your fall 2019 reservation before we sell out!

Cyber Monday Sale – 25% Off All Courses – 1 Day Only!

Need a refresher course for ACF certification or recertification? This is a great deal. I have used this site for years without any problems.

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Scholarship Dinner at the Boathouse in Traverse City!

Hello folks,

There will be a scholarship dinner held at the Boathouse Restaurant on November 30, 2018. The event directly benefits the students of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute. The menu is created by current and former students that are currently employed at the Boathouse. It is a great event that is sure to please!

Reservations are still available and can be made at: 231-223-4030.

Join us for a FANTASTIC dinner and watch the students reach for the gold.

A Culinary Tour of the Italian Salt Trail!

We held an informational meeting today for all those that are interested in Traveling to Italy next May. It was great to meet all the students and share some photos of a previous trip to Sicily.

We shared an overview of the forms needed to begin the signup process, a basic outline of meeting schedule, which will likely continue on Friday early afternoons. It is exciting to start the planning process with an enthusiastic group.

We still have room for a few more folks to join us on the trip, and it is not too late to get started, however, the Study Abroad application and a $250.00 deposit is due by November 16, 2018, so don’t delay.

For more info, please contact:

Chef Joel at:

231-995-1195 or jpapcun


Ms. Patty at:

231-995-1376 or pcron-huhta

The next meeting agenda will include travel tips, cell phone needs, and a check list of needed forms.

Joel Papcun CEC CCE
Great Lakes Culinary Institute
Northwestern Michigan College
715 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

New post 10 ways to create a culture of excellence in your kitchen

Some good insight and an easy read!

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CNN: 6.5 million pounds of beef recalled due to salmonella outbreak

Mega supply meat a great idea???

6.5 million pounds of beef recalled due to salmonella outbreak

JBS Tolleson is recalling 6,500,966 pounds of various raw beef products after it was linked to an outbreak of salmonella that has caused 57 illnesses. Recalled products were sold under brand names Walmart, Cedar River Farms Natural Beef, Showcase and JBS Generic. Read the full story

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Traverse City is in the top cities nation wide for best wine/color tours!

Go T.C.!