WYOMISSING,爸爸. — The annual 宾州州立银行 pop-up, fine-dining restaurant event is currently taking reservations for its annual dinner, 设置为5点到9点.m. 11月星期五. 3, in the first-floor lobby of the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building on the 博克斯 campus.
Under the supervision of Chef Ben Lesnick, executive chef at the 博克斯hire Country Club in 阅读, students will present a five-course meal at their pop-up bistro, “Islandside.”
今年, students developed a Caribbean-themed restaurant featuring a choice of Jamaican jerk chicken, 多米尼加炖牛肉, 特立尼达蔬菜咖喱.
座位有限， 需要预约. Callers should indicate a time, entrée preference, and food allergies when making their reservation. In addition, meals can be ordered “to go” in advance. The event is open to the general public and costs $45 per person. Only credit/debit card payments will be accepted this year.
"These past few weeks have been a true test of our team's professional and interpersonal skills as we navigate the path of creating an experience from the ground up that all who attend will love," senior hospitality management major 恩典费舍尔 said. "The experience does come with the nerves of presenting an idea that we have worked so hard on to be judged by the public, but I am so incredibly proud of my team and everything that we've accomplished. "
The pop-up restaurant is the result of the capstone course titled “Advanced Food Production and Service Management,” part of the college’s hospitality management degree program. The concept was developed by Pauline Milwood, assistant professor of hospitality management at 宾州州立银行.
“在过去的12周里, the HM 430 students practiced critical decision-making and technical skills related to menu development, 服务设计, 数字营销, 引导, navigating uncertainty in the entrepreneurial process, and explored using AI as an evaluative tool for their pop-up restaurant concept,米尔伍德说. "As they prepare to graduate within the next six months, their immersive learning experiences in this real-world project will be invaluable to the hospitality sector."
The event has been held every year since 2018 — except 2020 when the pop-up restaurant was not an in-person event, making this the fifth year that students are engaging with the project.
The student managers running the restaurant this year are senior hospitality management majors Chaslyn Christman, 恩典费舍尔, 她Otero, 托马斯·斯科特, 希瑟Szymborski-Pratt, Joshua Tanis和Amy Yu.
The event was funded in part by the 博克斯 Arts and Cultural Endowment. For more information or to make reservations, contact Pauline Milwood at 610-396-6314 or (电子邮件保护).
About the 宾州州立银行 酒店管理 degree
The hospitality industry is a major economic driver in the 博克斯 County area, and the hospitality management degree program is offered in response to demand for graduates with degrees in the hospitality industry. 宾州州立银行 is the only campus outside University Park to offer the degree program with the entrepreneurship option.