Bakersfield College Student Operated Restaurant, The Renegade Room is Now Open for the Spring Semester

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Monday, January 30, 2023

The Renegade Room, a restaurant operated by students enrolled in Bakersfield College's Culinary Arts program, is now open for dine-in reservations and to-go orders for the spring semester. The Renegade Room offers gourmet, fresh restaurant style meals and service while students receive hands-on training in both the kitchen and front-of-the-house customer service roles.

The Renegade Room will be open for Tuesday evening fine dining dinner, Wednesday for lunch, and Thursday evening for a themed buffet. The menu changes weekly but is available on the college's Renegade Room webpage.

This week, the lunch menu includes all-time favorites such as chicken and dumplings and a philly cheese steak sandwich. Thursday's buffet dinner is Mediterranean themed and will include falafel, spanakopitas, white bean soup, chicken kebab, pork souvlaki with tzatziki, turmeric rice, baklava, orange honey cake, and more.

BC's culinary students attend lecture classes on cooking skills and then are able to apply those skills in a lab setting, at the Renegade Room Restaurant, where they learn the various aspects of a fully operational kitchen and dining room. The program emphasizes a hands-on curriculum which is utilized in the Food and Nutrition Program's student-operated restaurant, The Renegade Room. By completing the appropriate courses, students earn certificates in Culinary Arts and degrees in Culinary Arts, Food Service Management, and Nutrition and Dietetics. Students who participate in these courses gain an understanding of nutrition, production techniques and management procedures.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit the Renegade Room.