In the spring, Café Lee opens for lunch on Wednesdays and Thursdays and boasts a unique menu created, prepped, prepared, and served by the Culinary Arts students at the Fairfield Township Campus. Each week, the restaurant is run by one to two senior students and supported by their classmates from planning to execution. The Culinary Arts program, named one of the top 50 programs in the nation, makes all menu items from scratch including their sauces and bread.
Café Lee is just one real-world application for these students. Butler Tech’s culinary program consistently serves more than sixty catered community events each school year, most of which are voluntary for the students and often occur in the evenings and on weekends. Outside the restaurant, the juniors and seniors manage the Bistro Bus food truck at numerous festivals and events and compete at the state and national levels in culinary competitions throughout the year.
Visit Café Lee at the D. Russel Lee Building on the Fairfield Township Campus, 3603 Hamilton Middletown Road, Fairfield Township, Ohio 45011