New Culinary Nutrition Center Coming to Central Michigan University

Plans for a new culinary nutrition center are underway at Central Michigan University.

It’s a $1.15 million project that will prepare students for culinary careers.

The plan is to get rid of current seating and expand lab stations.

Right now, they can fit 16 students but with the changes, they’ll fit 24.

They’ll be adding commercial stoves, audio and video equipment and a high tech center.

The Allen Foundation donated $500,000 for the project.

“It’s going to bring kind of become the face of our program. A little bit of notoriety and then more importantly it will better prepare students for what they’ll see in their careers,” said Jeffrey Fischer, a faculty member in the Nutrition and Dietetics Program.

The project is expected to start in May and wrap up in Fall 2020 before classes begin.