Up Close & Personal

Up Close & Personal

Spring 2020

| By: Britten, Casey

Theatre setting brings culinary experience to a personal level.

Opened in 2013, the Jones Dairy Farm Culinary Theatre on the Appleton campus is a multimedia cooking lab with tier-style seating designed to personalize any culinary experience. Filled with various camera angles, large screens and a spacious cooking area, the Theatre is a model for connecting chefs and food lovers.

Culinary Arts student Kyle Luchsinger (at right in photo) values an education where he can learn skills in a setting that mirrors what celebrity chefs use. “The Culinary Theatre gives students a chance to show off their skills,” says Luchsinger. He recently put on a cooking demo in the Theatre for high school students. “It felt like I was on a TV show,” adds the 21-year-old from Oshkosh.

The facility is also used for community events and cooking classes.