Canterbury Shaker Village new Home for LRCC Culinary Programs
Starting this fall, Lakes Region CC culinary students will be part of the rich traditions and diverse opportunities of Canterbury Shaker Village, an internationally-known museum and National Historic Landmark, founded in 1969 to preserve the heritage of the Canterbury Shakers.
Canterbury Shaker Village Director Funi Burdick with LRCC Culinary Arts Department Head Patrick Hall
The facility known as The Shaker Table, a 4-story building on the Village’s south side, will serve as a teaching kitchen/restaurant and instructional space for LRCC students enrolled in the culinary, pastry arts and restaurant management programs. LRCC and Canterbury Shaker Village joined in a 3 year lease which both sides say is the first step in a far more integrated partnership.
Patrick Hall, department head for the culinary, pastry arts and restaurant management programs at LRCC, said “Students will participate in the village’s programming, including field-to-table learning opportunities and integration with Village events. This is an incredible opportunity for our students and will give them a truly unique and synergistic educational experience.”
The program will operate a teaching restaurant that will be open to the public for lunch three days a week starting in October.
College faculty and students are delighted by the history, beauty and functionality of the location, and the opportunities for students and faculty to become integrated into the variety of offerings and features of the site. Canterbury Shaker Village officials say the partnership helps enrich the site and fits in well with its educational mission.
Learn more about the LRCC Culinary program and The Shaker Table by visiting this website.