This spring culinary students from Mercyhurst North East will be sharpening their knives and their skills at the Lake View Country Club. Mercyhurst North East will partner with the Lake View Country Club to provide student-learning opportunities to the college campus in the food service sector. Students will be trained in a variety of areas including operational procedures, service excellence and restaurant management.
This innovative partnership will provide students the opportunity to train in their field while completing service hours as part of their educational requirements at Mercyhurst North East.
"We feel this is a wonderful opportunity for our students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real-life situations and gain hands-on experience in their chosen profession," said Mercyhurst College President Dr. Thomas J. Gamble.
"The caliber of food and service offered at the Lake View Country Club will provide an exceptional atmosphere of instruction for culinary students looking to advance their talents in fine-dining cuisine," said Dr. Gary Brown, executive vice president at Mercyhurst North East.
Mercyhurst North East has a history of successful collaboration with local businesses. "Any program that enables our students, community and local businesses to profit, is a victory for the North East community," Brown said. "We will continue to seek educational opportunities for our students that not only enhance our educational offerings, but also benefit the community."