High School Students Open Light Cafe
You Get A Meal, The Kids Get College Credit
Light Cafe at J. Everett Light Career Center (wibc.com photo by Terri Stacy)
The Light Cafe has opened to the public at the J. Everett Light Career Center, 1901 E. 86th Street, adjacent to North Central High School. A full service restaurant, the cafe is run by students in the center's culinary arts program.
"They're gonna be able to go into the industry and be good at things most people don't have a clue about," said Nicky Lindsay, instructional assistant and general manager.
And if the high juniors and seniors take two years of instruction, they'll get a head start on college.
"They will get nine credit hours towards college at Ivy Tech Community College," said Lindsay.
About 100 students were preparing hors d'oeuvres for grand opening guests.
"Students are piping mashed potatoes onto meatloaf sliders," said Lindsay. "We've got a demiglasse going on top of that. We've got teachers working with students. Students working students."
Guests will find between 7 and 10 regular menu choices each week, usually consisting of a soup, two entree salads, three different sandwich options, a pasta, an entree dish, and two desserts. Items will range in price range from $4.00-$7.00 each.
Hours of Operation as of 9/12/2012: Wednesday and Thursday 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
For more information and to order takeout call:
Dining Room Phone: 317-259-5265 x44063
Kitchen Phone: 317-259-5265 x44067