The students will kick off their regular bi-monthly Friday lunch buffets on Friday October 21
The culinary students at Detroit Public Schools’ Breithaupt Career and Technical Center will officially kick off their new season of regular restaurant service at the school, 9300 Hubbell, with their Grand Opening Buffet from 11:30 am. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday October 21.
Under the guidance of trained chefs, students in the fine dining program run all aspects of their own restaurant operation 11 times during the school year. For $15, guests can select from Shrimp Bisque and French Onion soups, assorted salads, Roast Beef with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce, Asian Chicken Breast, and Baked Orange Roughy with Roasted Red Pepper Beurre Blanc and sides that include Garlic Whipped Potatoes, Ginger Teriyaki Noodles, and Sautéed Spinach with Caramelized Onion. There will also be a selection of desserts from the school’s Bake Shop. Each buffet will feature a different menu.
Other student services available to the public include event catering, the return of their popular catered Thanksgiving meals and the addition of Christmas dinner catering this year. Fresh, student-butchered cuts of meat, along with a wide range of baked goods are also available for purchase at the school. Students run all aspects of the enterprises, from bookkeeping to pricing to marketing. All proceeds go back to programming at the school.
Students in the two-year Culinary Program at Breithaupt rotate every nine to 10 weeks through Hospitality and Tourism, Bake Shop, Fine Dining, Gourmet Cooking, Fundamentals of Cooking, Deli/Fast Food and Meat Shop.
“Our focus is to have a well-rounded student, so they can go directly into the job market or continue their education at culinary institutes,” said Director Vanessa Spencer.
Across town at Golightly Career and Technical Center, culinary students will kick off their seasonal restaurant opening on Friday November 18, at the school’s restaurant, The Glass House, 900 Dickerson.
About the school’s offerings
Breithaupt Holiday Catering
Breithaupt students are once again accepting orders for their popular catered Thanksgiving dinners. For the first time this year, they will also cater Christmas dinners. Entrees include 16-18-pound Turkey with Dressing, Gravy and Cranberry Sauce, Country Ham, Prime Rib, Cornish Hen with Wild Rice and several choices of sides, including Fresh Greens, Candied Yams, Macaroni and Cheese and more. Dessert options include Sweet Potato Pie and Peach Cobbler. Orders feed approximately 14 people. Orders also may be placed by calling the school at (313) 866-9544.
Breithaupt Meat Shop
Students in the school’s Meat Shop butcher and sell a full line of fresh meat to the public. Cuts include Rib Eye, Porterhouse, T-Bone steaks, Chuck Roast, Pork Chops, Spare Ribs, Catfish, Perch, Smoked Ham Hocks, Chicken, Cornish Game Hens and more. The shop is open Wednesday through Fridays from 9 am. to 2:30 p.m.
Breithaupt Bake Shop
The Breithaupt Bake Shop features fresh, student-prepared breads, rolls, pies, cakes, tortes, special-occasion cookies, breakfast pastries and doughnuts. Bread selections include Rye, Sour Dough, Wheat, Pumpernickel, French, Italian and Cheese and Onion. Cakes range from designer cupcakes to Red Velvet, Carrot, Coconut, German Chocolate, Birthday Cakes and more. Selections are available on the same days as the school’s buffets, but orders for pickup can also be placed at any time by calling (313) 866-9544.