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Let's Cook

DATE: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Explore the new HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute.

HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute main entrance

The kitchens are open, and the ovens are on. It's time to cook.

Classes officially began Monday, Jan. 22, with the start of the spring semester at the new HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute, a $6.43 million, 20,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art culinary education and training facility in downtown Holyoke.

HCC staff, faculty, and trustees got a sneak preview of the new facility during a "Taste of the Space" event Tuesday evening, where an assorted menu of small plates were prepared by Culinary Arts students and alumni using the new kitchens for the first time.

"We are so excited," said student Behnam Alimirzaei, who prepared mushroom crepes. "Everything's brand new. New building. New equipment. New technology. It's beautiful."

Take a virtual tour below and check out more photos on HCC's Facebook page.

If you would like to enroll in HCC's Culinary Arts certificate or associate degree programs, please start by filling out an online application through Admission, or contact the Admissions office at admissions@hcc.edu or 413.552.2321.

If you are interested in one of our noncredit Gourmet Cooking or  Gourmet Baking classes, follow the links and sign up online or call HCC Community Services at 413.552-2500.

Read more:

MassLive: Holyoke Community College MGM Culinary Arts Institute Ready for Students

HCC News: HCC adds evening gourmet cooking and baking classes

Listen:

On WAMC Northeast Public Radio: Classes set to begin at HCC's new culinary arts education center

PHOTOS by CHRIS YURKO: HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute



  • Corner of Race and Appleton streets

    HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute

    The HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute is located on the corner of Race and Appleton streets in downtown Holyoke

  • main lobby

    HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute

    Main lobby

  • production kitchen

    HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute

    First floor production kitchen

  • bake shop

    HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute

    HCC alumna Zoe Theocles prepares cupcakes in the first-floor bake shop

  • teaching kitchen

    HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute

    First floor teaching kitchen

  • teaching kitchen

    HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute

    First floor demonstration kitchen

  • Dining room

    HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute

    First floor dining room

  • Student lounge

    HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute

    Second floor student lounge

  • second floor teaching kitchen

    HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute

    Second floor classroom

  • second floor teaching kitchen

    HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute

    Second floor conference room

  • second floor teaching kitchen

    HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute

    Second floor teaching kitchen

  • second floor lockers

    HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute

    Second floor lockers

  • staff office/lounge

    HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute

    Staff office/lounge

  • hospitality classroom

    HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute

    Second floor hospitality classroom / hotel lab


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