SGTC culinary arts hosts southern cuisine restaurant project

Published 11:51 am Saturday, June 29, 2019

AMERICUS — South Georgia Technical College’s (SGTC) culinary arts students recently set up a pop-up restaurant in the college’s Hicks Hall “Landings” Restaurant and served southern cuisine to SGTC faculty and staff as part of their hands-on curriculum. This is the last pop-up restaurant in the series.

SGTC Academic Dean over culinary arts David Finley and his wife Miriam are shown enjoying the southern cuisine.

The menu consisted of southern pasta salad, potato salad, fried or baked chicken, barbecue sandwich, ribs, baked beans, collards, corn confetti, sour cream pound cake, BTS cake, cornbread, yeast rolls, tea and lemonade. Each plate cost $8 and came with an entree, a side, a drink, and dessert or the option to pick and choose certain items.

SGTC criminal justice instructor Teresa McCook and Law Enforcement Academy assistant Melissa Grantham are shown checking into the restaurant project.

The series is designed to help the culinary arts students get the hands-on experience of working at and owning a restaurant while still learning from their instructors.

Each of the students played a critical role in the operation of the restaurant — with some serving food, cleaning tables, preparing food, serving drinks, doing the dishes, managing the restaurant, and even marketing the event.

SGTC Adult Education’s Kenia Wills and Lisa Jordan are shown supporting the restaurant project.

To learn more about the South Georgia Technical College culinary arts program contact:  Chef “Ricky” Ludwig Watzlowick at 229-931-2558 or in Americus or Chef Hunter Littler at 229-271-4086 or in Cordele.

SGTC is currently accepting applications for Fall Semester.  Classes start Aug. 13. A special registration and Preview Day on both campuses is planned for July 17. For more information, contact the admi