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Cuisine Restaurant Launches Alumni Chef Series

Graduates of MATC’s culinary arts associate degree program will visit their alma mater as part of the new Alumni Chef Series that will be held in Cuisine, the college’s student-run restaurant on the Downtown Milwaukee Campus.

When reflecting on his decision to attend MATC, Pastiche owner/chef Michael Engel commented, “I had already decided that I wanted to go to school and become a chef someday. Many people spoke highly of MATC and the instructors/chefs. I turned down a full scholarship to the Culinary Institute of America because I wanted to attend MATC and have never felt that I made the wrong choice. I am proud to say that my son is now pursuing his culinary apprenticeship through MATC as well.” Engel visited with MATC students and Cuisine patrons the weeks of April 8 and 15.

Instructor/chef Bob Barton believes the Alumni Chef Series is a tremendous opportunity for current MATC students. “We are fortunate to have many culinary arts alumni in the greater Milwaukee area,” said Barton. “The students will have a chance to meet the best and the brightest in our industry and this will have a significant influence on them.”

Chef Michael Engel, Pastiche, Bay View - April 8 and April 15
Chef Jeff Slough, Pike Lake House Inn, Hartford – April 22
Chef Chris Hatleli, Coquette Café, Milwaukee – April 29
Chef Joe Muench, Maxie’s Southern Comfort, Milwaukee – May 13

For more information about Cuisine, visit this link.