North Island College students are ready to educate and entertain your palate.

Third Course Bistro at the college’s Campbell River campus is opening its doors for the season today with its first-ever lunch service.

NIC students stay busy as they are not only responsible for food preparation and cooking but service in the dining room as well.

“This is a chance for students to practice their skills in a fully-functioning restaurant environment,” says Chef Xavier Bauby, NIC culinary instructor.

Rotating every week between stations will allow for students to practice their skills at cold and hot appetizers, soups, meats and fish, vegetarian mains, vegetables and starches, pastry dessert and fresh bread.

The menu is focused on fresh ingredients and will change frequently, allowing for students to prepare a wide range of dishes.

The bistro space was completed as part of NIC’s $17.6 million expansion at the Campbell River campus and will be open from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays until Mar. 13th.

“It’s a wonderful space for the students to learn in and takes the customer dining experience to the next level. I’m excited to open our doors for our first official Bistro service,” Bauby adds.

Reservations are recommended as the dining room fills up quickly.

Call 250-923-9745 to reserve your seat.

To learn more about Third Course Bistro, visit this website.