Les Jardins de La Cité teaching restaurant launches another year under the sign of renewal at La Cité collégiale
Renowned chefs from the area, food critics, representatives of the Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association, master brewers, as well as other members of the area’s hospitality and restaurant sector attended today a cocktail for the official opening of Les Jardins de La Cité teaching restaurant for a new year.
Located in the H Building of La Cité collégiale’s main campus in Ottawa, Les Jardins de La Cité teaching restaurant, which is opened to the public, also unveiled its list of guest chefs for its Friday evening gourmet dinners for the fall session.
“Les Jardins de La Cité teaching restaurant, which has gained a solid reputation in the hospitality and tourism sector over the years, is a great source of pride for our College. Along with being a service that we offer to the public, it is a great opportunity for our students to see and understand what awaits them on the labor market while helping them to succeed,” said Ms. Lise Bourgeois, President of La Cité collégiale.
Students from La Cité collégiale, under the supervision of experienced chefs/teachers, are in charge of preparing and serving the dishes that are cooked up at the teaching restaurant. More specifically, students from the Culinary Arts and Culinary Management programs prepare the dishes, while students from the Hotel and Restaurant Service and Hotel and Restaurant Management programs are responsible for the service.
“Among the innovations that were put forward this year, there are initiatives to reduce our restaurant’s environmental impact, in addition to the importance that we give to the use of local products,” said Ms. Lyne Michaud, Director of La Cité collégiale’s School of Administration, Hospitality and Tourism.
Featured this fall, guests chefs Frédéric Archambault (Le Baccara) on September 27, Norman Aitken (Juniper Kitchen) on October 4, Frédéric Filliodeau (Sheraton Hotel Ottawa) on October 18, Marianne Weber (La Cité Graduate and winner of the “Espoirs culinaires de la région de la capitale nationale” culinary contest, Christian Bolduc (Hilton Arôme Restaurant) on October 25, Philippe Wettel (Governor General of Canada) on November 1st, Gyno Lefrançois (Gy Resto) on November 8, John Morris (Café CNA) on November 15, Alex Vachon (La Cité graduate and Maison Boulud Ritz Carlton Montréal) on November 22, Romain Riva (Moulin de Wakefield) on November 29 and Louis Charest (Governor General of Canada) on December 6. Other chefs and dates will be announced shortly. Chefs Olivier Soyez (Cité Parlementaire Food Services) and Yannick Anton (Le Cordon Bleu Bistro @ Signatures Ottawa) were the guest chefs on September 13 and 20.
Until December 13, 2013, Les Jardins de La Cité teaching restaurant offers lunch buffets Tuesday through Friday at noon, a table d’hôte menu on Thursday evenings, and a gourmet dinner on Wednesday and Friday evenings. The restaurant welcomes a guest chef every Friday.
For general information, details on menus or to make reservations, people can call Les Jardins de La Cité teaching restaurant at 613 742-2483, ext. 2400, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or browse their website at http://www.lacitec.on.ca/services/les_jardins.htm.
As the flagship establishment for French language college education in Ontario, La Cité collégiale puts student success at the forefront by providing state of the art facilities and a learning environment focused on modern and future-oriented experiential practices. The College’s graduates are recognized as a committed and engaged skilled workforce, able to contribute to the economic, social and cultural development in Ontario, in Canada and elsewhere.
Mona Fortier, MBA
Chief Director, Communications and Market Development
La Cité collégiale
Telephone: 613 742-2493, ext. 2381
Cell: 613 818-9899