Kellogg Ranch restaurant reopens for first time in two years

By Megan Freeman, March 15, 2022

On March 8, the beloved Kellogg Ranch restaurant, or Restaurant du Kellogg Ranch, reopened after two years of inactivity due to the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

The restaurant primarily includes students from the Collins College of Hospitality Management. Student employees said they were ready to apply RPC’s learn-by-doing attitude.

“(The pandemic) has affected us a lot here at the restaurant just because not just with the restaurant but just us at Collins in general,” said Mackenzie Leon, a student restaurant manager. “We’ve been hit really hard because hospitality students here learn from people’s interaction, whether it’s in the restaurant environment or something like that.”

Leon said the reopening was a “step in the right direction” and it was a long time coming. He also said the closure of the restaurant was difficult for him and other students, as it is mandatory to work in the restaurant to graduate.

As they have been closed for two years, it was difficult to find other jobs in the meantime, especially in the service sector. Leon and his team had time to plan and think about different ways to improve the menu and the restaurant as a whole.

“When we came back, we had time to test things out and see what works and what doesn’t,” Leon said. “Now that we’re finally able to serve guests again, we’re able to present something that we appreciate and are quite proud of.”

Restaurant patrons have the option of a three-course meal ranging from $10 to $35 with starter, entree, and dessert, or they can choose whatever they want. They also have a wide selection of wines and beers for anyone who wants an even more relaxing dinner with an incredible view.

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It’s a restaurant run by students, for students. The restaurant at Kellogg Ranch is all-American and there’s something for everyone, from steak, chicken, and fish to a variety of tasty desserts and appetizers. The menu also features fusion dishes, including agua peppers, a Mexican dish of raw seafood.

“I think it’s pretty cool that we’ve reopened,” said Brittany Wells, student bartender at the restaurant. “I actually wasn’t fully aware that we were going to be a completely convenient, student-only restaurant when I signed up for the course, but it was convenient as I already work in a restaurant, so it’s pretty easy for me. .”

The Kellogg Ranch restaurant has reopened to serve the campus community once again, and student chefs, managers and bartenders are ready to get back to work. According to staff, CPP students are excited to return to the restaurant.

“I think what excites me the most is seeing everyone’s reaction to the reopening,” said Bianca Medina, teaching assistant at the restaurant. “There are several people who come back who are repeat customers, and they ask, ‘When are you going to reopen?’ It’s just the idea of ​​how excited they are and how they remember what it was like back then.

The restaurant is currently open Tuesday through Friday with lunch hours from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and dinner hours from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. To reserve a table, the campus community can visit their website.

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