Sample cuisine from the Cape Cod Community College's future chefs

A different dish prepared and served each Thursday this fall
A Zammer Hospitality Institute student plates dessert. Photo courtesy of

For those looking to sample a delightful dish without putting a dent in your wallet, look no further than Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable. There, students enrolled in the Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts program, are whipping up some divine offerings each Thursday afternoon for the Zammer Luncheon Series.

For only $13, diners will enjoy a delicious luncheon featuring beef, poultry or fish, complementary sides and a decadent dessert. The students will cook and plate the luncheon in the "real-world laboratory" and serve it in the Zammer Dining Room. October through the first week of December, a different offering will be served on Thursdays at 12 p.m.

Cape Cod Community College offers both an Associate in Science degree in Hospitality Management and a Hospitality Certificate in Culinary Arts through the school's Zammer Hospitality Institute. In 2004 Bill and Linda Zammer established the institute at the college.  The Zammers are well known philanthropists and in 2012 were awarded the Joshua A. Nickerson Society Award.  Mr. Zammer is a prominent entrepreneur and restaurateur who has also served on countless boards including the Massachusetts Restaurant Association.

The next luncheon will be on Thursday, October 17 and will feature butternut squash bisque, sliced flat iron steak with rosemary and garlic, buttery baby red bliss potatoes with fresh marjoram, fresh steamed green beans and warm Granny Smith apple crisp with vanilla ice cream.

Reservations are required by calling 508-362-2131 ext. 4044 or emailing [email protected]

The menu for the rest of the series is available here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on