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BCC to open Joe Carlisle Café & Marketplace

The Joe Carlisle Café & Marketplace will serve as a hands-on learning environment for students of five programs offered at Buckeye Career Center.


Buckeye Career Center's newly constructed Joe Carlisle Café & Marketplace will open to the public on Thursday, Oct. 19.
The addition will include a renovated Trumpet Room restaurant that will be operated by BCC culinary arts students. The marketplace also will include a floral counter to purchase fresh flower arrangements, designed by BCC floral design and greenhouse management students; a meat and deli counter, operated by the meat cutting, deli and bakery program; and a coffee shop, maintained by the hospitality and custodial students.
The Joe Carlisle Café & Marketplace will serve as a hands-on learning environment for students of five programs.
“This will increase the interaction between students and customers. They will have more experience and be better prepared to enter the world of work,” BCC Superintendent Bob Alsept said.
The café and marketplace will open to the public through a separate entrance, which will allow customers to enter without first checking in at the front office.
“We wanted to make it easier for the general public to access our customer services. This is a safe and secure way for customers to access our culinary, floral and meat cutting programs. The coffee shop will also allow our custodial and hospitality programs to gain valuable experience working with customers,” Alsept said.
The Joe Carlisle Café & Marketplace name is in honor of BCC’s first superintendent: Joe Carlisle. Carlisle served in the position from August 1973 to July 1989 and was essential in developing BCC from its inception to the learning environment it has become.
“Joe Carlisle has been a driving force in the success of Buckeye Career Center. He was the first superintendent and was involved in all phases of the construction and staffing. The Joe Carlisle Café & Marketplace will be a window to the general public,” Alsept said.
Carlisle along with other community dignitaries and BCC officials will be in attendance at a private ribbon cutting and grand opening on Oct. 18at 10:30 a.m. The event also will include light refreshments and appetizers, provided by the culinary arts students.
The new center will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of each week during the school year between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Lunch will be served in the Trumpet Room from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on those days.
Assorted baked goods will be available in the marketplace daily, and call-ahead orders will be accepted. The coffee shop will serve hot coffee, assorted tea and hot chocolate for $1 a cup. Syrups also will be available. The deli will offer sliced meat and cheese sandwiches along with weekly specials on fresh meat products. The flower shop will have fresh flowers for pick-up, or customers can place an order ahead of time.

Published: October 12, 2017
New Article ID: 2017171019994