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Welcome to The Creuse Cafe', a teaching restaurant, and a one-of-a-kind dining experience.  The Creuse Cafe' is a working classroom staffed and operated by students enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at the Frederick V. Pankow Center. Students learn how to run a kitchen and dining room in real-world environment.  The students are exposed and rotated through all of the various positions within the Front and Back of the House while preparing food and servicing quests.  As our guest, you are participating in their education.

The Creuse Cafe' displays a quick casual dining atmosphere where guests are able to grab a snack to go or dine in.  We offer ala carte specials on soup, salad, sandwiches, entrees and desserts.  We are extremely proud to feature our Chef's Table where students prepare and present your food right in front of you!

As you enjoy your meal, please remember that your server or cook may be an advanced student or a beginner.  Your satisfaction today is an important part of their training, but their education is what matters most. Tipping is not required, but graciously accepted.  All gratuities are pooled and used for student reward and recognition meals.  Thank you for your patronage and your patience. 

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The Culinary Arts Program at The Frederick V. Pankow Center has been preparing students for over 40 years.  We have a unique approach - small classes in a real-world setting, taught by working professionals from the fields they teach.  Our chef's and instructors are here to train students in both the art and the business of the food service industry.

Culinary Instructor: Chef Scott Satterly

Baking and Pastry Instructor: Chef James Baldwin

Dining Room Instructor: Julie Rak


Let us cater your special event
We offer an extensive menu selection available for in-house service or pick-up.  For further catering information, or to schedule an event;  please contact Instructor Scott Satterly at (586)783-6570 extension 2433




Last updated: 11/6/2017 10:45:01 AM