Le Gallery opens its doors

Student-run lunch place now ready for business

Many of you have been wondering the same question. The moment you have been waiting for has arrived — Le Gallery is open.

The kitchen is run by Chef Nick Mayes, who described the opening as a “soft opening” with no announcement but rather word of mouth in the hopes that customers will spread the word of the opening.

If you’re looking for a different type of school dining experience, Le Gallery is the place to go. With a modern restaurant style, many students would prefer dining here instead of in the cafeteria.

The general idea behind Le Gallery is to give students and aspiring chefs a realistic approach to the culinary curriculum and social skills. Student chefs can now get real life experience working in a restaurant at school.

Chef Mayes describes working with student chefs as “challenging yet rewarding.”

He enjoys working through the struggles with students and loves seeing them succeed and gain experience at Le Gallery. He is very proud of his student staff and their achievement.

Le Gallery will be featuring a very wide variety of foods this year. Opening week they served things such as vegetarian stir fry all the way to chicken and goat cheese quesadillas, definitely the place to try something new.

Prices at Le Gallery will vary per dish, but are affordable for students looking for an alternative to eating in the cafeteria.  Expect to pay between $3 and $5 for most dishes.

As many students know, Le Gallery was a big hit last year. Chef Mayes predicts an even bigger turn out for the 2013-2014 school year.

Four years ago, they were serving anywhere from four to six students per lunch period. Last year Le Gallery was serving as many as 20 to 25 students each lunch period.

So come on down and check out Le Gallery (located in the hallway heading to the career center), bring a friend and check out some of the new menu items.