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    Course Dining Room.
    Demonstration Kitchen.
    Great Plains Culinary Institute building.

Great Plains Culinary Institute

  • Welcome to the Great Plains Culinary Institute at Southeast Community College, Lincoln, Nebraska.

    The Great Plains Culinary Institute at SCC includes ACF Certified Chef Instructors and is accredited by The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation. It was part of a $4.2 million expansion at SCC and held it’s ribbon cutting in Spring 2018.

    New, state-of-the-art learning spaces and a working restaurant await students who want to take their passion for food and turn it into a work of art that will be appreciated using multiple senses.

    Great Plains Culinary Institute facilities feature:

    • An upscale dining restaurant with an open-concept production kitchen (Course Restaurant).
    • Two culinary teaching labs.
    • A demonstration classroom.
    • A bakery teaching lab.
    • A coffee shop (Course Ground Coffee).

    Available Programs of Study


    The three focus areas (Baking/Pastry, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management) in SCC's Culinary/Hospitality program provide students with a variety of options within the industry. Students in the Culinary Arts focus will be certified Culinarians with the American Culinary Federation upon graduation from our program.

    Dietary Manager

    Dietary Manager graduates manage food service operations and ensure food safety in non-commercial organizations such as hospitals, schools, long-term care and correctional facilities.

    Continuing Education Courses

    Fall 2022 Schedule

    • Be Your Own Butcher: Whole Hog

    Summer 2022 Schedule

    • Be Your Own Butcher: Chicken
    • Be Your Own Butcher: Steak Cutting
    • Be Your Own Butcher: Whole Hog
    • Cocktail Creations
    • Katie’s Cooking Class: Cold Soups
    • Katie’s Cooking Class: The Incredible Egg
    • Knife Skills
    • Pan Sauces

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