Chef and culinary instructor Bob Brassard of Broadmoor Bistro and some of his students. I will write more about Bob and the impressive culinary program more extensively later, but here’s a quick run-down from http://www.broadmoorbistro.org.
The Broadmoor Bistro is a student-run skills application by the students at Broadmoor Technical Center in Shawnee Mission School District. The Broadmoor Bistro has been in operation since fall of 2000 offering an evening dining event created and served by culinary arts students enrolled at Broadmoor Technical Center. Broadmoor Technical Center, located at 6701 W. 83rd Street, Overland Park, Kansas offers culinary arts and commercial baking instruction to students enrolled in Shawnee Mission School District high schools.
Junior and senior students from the district high schools enroll in year-long elective classes at Broadmoor Technical Center in their area of interest. Part of the culmination of the culinary arts instruction is the students’ skills application in the Broadmoor Bistro. Students create menus, cook, serve and run the Broadmoor Bistro.
The Bistro is a 2008 constructed 3,000 square foot addition to the Broadmoor Technical Center. A bakery, kitchen and classroom with auditorium seating and a full culinary display kitchen, about 4,700 sqft, were remodeled in 2007.
This center is an amazing resource both for the local culinary scene and the community. These students are the next generation of chefs, pastry chefs, restaurant owners, and hospitality professionals that will exercise and refine their talent in venues across the country.
Looking for a great meal that’s reasonably priced? Anyone can book a table (Wednesdays only) and eat a four-course meal ($25/person) of fine dining. Make your reservations here: https://www.broadmoorbistro.org/reservations/add/date
Prominent local chefs including the late John McClure of Starker’s, Colby Garrelts of Bluestem, Celina Tio of Julian, and Michael Smith of Extra Virgin as well as guest chefs from around the country have lent their time and expertise to help educate and encourage these young culinary students. KC Originals has also partnered with Broadmoor Bistro to cross-promote and strengthen our culinary community.
I’ve known about Broadmoor Bistro for a while, but have only visited the center recently. I was impressed by the dedication of Chef Brassard, the modern learning kitchen and restaurant, and the top-notch food served weekly. I’m making reservations soon.