WHAT: From budgeting ingredient costs and developing a menu to considering nutrition and plate presentation, students in the Culinary Hospitality Educational Foundations (CHEF) Pathway at the Applied Technology Center (ATC) have taken part in virtually all aspects of opening their very own café on campus.

The ATC serves as a regional model in project-based learning, with all students enrolling in one of four pathways freshman year. Bistro XV, named by the students after ATC’s first graduating class, is the capstone project for CHEF students and represents the high school’s commitment to expose students to real world experiences at all grade levels.

Bistro XV, a built-in café with independent street access, will provide ongoing learning opportunities for many future CHEF students at ATC – while students and members of the MUSD community can visit, eat and enjoy the space during lunch hours.

The ribbon-cutting event will feature a ceremony, VIP luncheon and student-guided tours of the CHEF kitchen and Bistro XV.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

  • Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony: 11 – 11:30 a.m.
  • VIP Luncheon: 11:30 – 12 p.m.
  • Student-Guided Tours: 12 – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Applied Technology Center, 1200 W. Mines Ave., Montebello, CA 90640

VISUALS: MUSD Board members, District and school administrators, ATC students in their chef whites will be serving student-prepared meals in the new café after a special ribbon-cutting ceremony.