Auburn University‘s Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center, scheduled to open this summer, will offer a variety of opportunities for culinary and hospitality students. For the public, a major showpiece will be the upscale teaching restaurant 1856 – named for the year of Auburn’s founding – where students will work under the mentorship of visiting chefs to prepare and serve high-quality meals.
The state-of-the-art educational and commercial center is under construction on College Street near Auburn’s famed Samford Hall, which will be visible from the restaurant.
The Rane Center will be home to the College of Human Sciences’ Hospitality Management Program and will work with Ithaka Hospitality Partners to present exceptional lunch and dinner experiences to the community and visitors. Martin O’Neill, director of the Hospitality Management Program, said the large kitchen in 1856 will be “an absolute hotbed” of hustle and bustle. Students will get hands-on experience in front- and back-of-house roles in a working restaurant.
O’Neill offers a sneak preview of 1856 in the following video. For more information on the Rane Culinary Science Center, click here.
(Courtesy of Alabama NewsCenter)