You don’t have to fly to the Caribbean to enjoy a taste of the islands. The students of Oakland Community College’s award-winning Culinary Studies Institute (CSI) invite you to their “Caribbean Nights” dinner on Thursday, February 12 in Farmington Hills.
“Caribbean Nights” will feature a wine-inclusive, five-course meal that highlights flavor of the islands. The night begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour and specialty hors d’oeuvres while guests mingle in the sand.
Planned and executed by the CSI students under the watchful eyes of chef instructors, this evening of tropical cuisine will also feature a cash bar with beach-themed cocktails, beer and wine.
Guests are encouraged to dress in Hawaiian shirts, leis and grass skirts to enjoy the immersive experience.
The CSI Bakery will also be open, offering specialty breads, coffee cakes, cookies, tortes and candies for purchase. You do not need to attend the dinner to shop the bakery goods sale.
Tickets are $55 and may be purchased here or by calling OCC at (248) 522-3700.
“Caribbean Nights” will take place at OCC’s Orchard Ridge Campus in Tirrell Hall’s J-Building on the 3rd Floor. The campus is located at 27055 Orchard Lake Road, just south of I-696.
For more information, visit the dining website at www.oaklandcc.edu/culinary and click “Annual Events.”
By Miranda Mayuiers
About the Culinary Studies Institute:
OCC’s CSI is southeastern Michigan’s premier hospitality school. The largest of the Institute’s programs, Culinary Arts, gives students a combination of classroom and hands on experience. In addition to extensive time in the kitchen labs cooking and baking, specialties such as ice carving and wine and spirits are offered. Students participate in events such as the annual Wassail Feast and operation of the Ridgewood Café, a restaurant located at the Orchard Ridge campus.
With five campuses throughout Oakland County, OCC is celebrating its 50th year. OCC is the largest community college in Michigan and the 25thlargest in the nation. It offers degrees and certificates in more than 160 career fields and university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts. More than a million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965. To learn more about OCC, visit www.oaklandcc.edu.