LSSU Regional Centers and Locations
Hessel – Les Cheneaux Regional Center
Les Cheneaux Culinary Arts Regional Center in Hessel
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The LSSU Hessel – Les Cheneaux Regional Center is housed in the Les Cheneaux Culinary School and Restaurant in Hessel. For assistance in planning your educational goals, contact LSSU’s ">Admissions Office (906-635-2231). We can help answer your academic questions in areas of admissions requirements, scholarship/financial aid, counseling, course selection and registration for classes.
LSSU’s Culinary Arts Chef Certificate Program
The Culinary Arts Chef Certificate is a one-year, 30 credit program offered over three terms at our Hessel – Les Cheneaux Regional Center and housed within the Les Cheneaux Culinary School and Restaurant. The program features farm-to-table cuisine and sustainable solutions, and includes principles of cooking, fine dining, food service, food preservation and safe storage of locally sourced wholesome and delicious foods.
The open-lesson plan is devoted to hands-on experience learning in all aspects of a professional kitchen as they occur in a real environment. Students enrolled in the program use locally produced organic foods whenever possible, including free range, organic, local meat and dairy from reputable sources. An emphasis is placed upon creating as little trash as possible, and the compost created at the site is used to create soil for local farms. The program emphasizes practices for sustainability as a cornerstone learning outcome for students.
Chef certification qualifies graduates for careers as executive chefs, sous chefs, private chefs, pastry chefs, culinarians, culinary entrepreneurs, restaurant owners or kitchen managers.
See LSSU’s Acadmic Catalog for details about the courses and requirements for the program:
The Les Cheneaux Culinary Arts Regional Center is located in the village of Hessel, and is housed in a 5,000 square-foot facility with a fully equipped commercial kitchen suitable for groups of up to twenty students. All instructional equipment, which includes standard commercial ovens, grills, and steamers, is state-of- the-art to provide students scope to learn and practice all aspects of culinary skills and artistry.
Students get first-hand experience in mastering the fine art of cooking, creating desserts, understanding farm-to-table sustainability, and managing a restaurant.
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