HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute Grand Opening Text Size

Celebration guests had the opportunity to tour the kitchens and classrooms in the 20,000 square-foot space and sample culinary creations prepared by HCC Culinary Arts students. The $6.43 million facility has been open for classes and special events since the beginning of the spring 2018 semester. 

With the a financial assistance from the Baker/Polito administration, Holyoke Community College and MGM converted a former industrial building into a school for chefs. Additional funding for the project came from a mix of state, federal, local, college, and private sources. 

“Now that we’ve become acquainted with this extraordinary new space, we are thrilled to welcome the greater community, alumni and friends for an event where top-notch training, employer partnerships, and passionate students and faculty are on full display,” said Amanda Sbriscia, HCC vice president of Institutional Advancement. “We are grateful that many of our key partners, as well as state and local officials, as they joined us to mark this occasion.”

Students learn from top chefs in the beautiful new state-of-the-art facility. Featuring four full-service kitchens, a bakery, hotel lab, and student-run dining room, the facility occupies the first two floors of The Cubit building at Race and Appleton streets here in Holyoke.

View a photo gallery of the days events here on MassLive.

Learn more about HCC’s Culinary Arts program offerings.

Photo credit: Don Treeger

Posted on April 13, 2018 by