The Culinary facility is a new building designed like a commercial restaurant featuring a 70-seat dining room and 24 seat café. This facility will feature two separate kitchens; a cooking kitchen that can accommodate 36 students with a show kitchen visible to the restaurant, and a bakery kitchen visible to the café. Behind the kitchens there are two full-sized classrooms with a folding partition between them allowing the wall to be opened to accommodate a small banquet. A laundry room, lockers and restrooms are available to the students onsite. This facility will be open to the public for breakfast and lunch and will function like a commercial restaurant. The concept of the Culinary facility is to teach students how to run the front of the house as well as the back of the house in commercial food service facilities.
The Regional Occupation Center campus is adding five new CTE programs to their campus, including, this 9,752 s.f. cosmetology lab. S.I.M. worked closely with the District and their industry partners to create a facility that not only provides a great educational experience but also mimics the look and feel of a top notch salon. Connectivity from the classroom to the salon area was the driving factor for the overall layout and will ensure an efficient work flow and productive environment. The design was BIM modeled and rendered so that the whole team had a great vision of the proposed design.