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Published May 01, 2012, 05:47 PM

Students get first hand experience with food at 800 Cafe

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Some NDSU students are trading in their textbooks for cook books.

Some NDSU students are trading in their textbooks for cook books. The students are putting on aprons to create a fine dining experience on campus. It turns out that getting creative in the kitchen is all part of the curriculum.

The reservations have been made. The tables set. As the orders come in, the head cook pulls the main course out of the oven…but these aren't professional chefs, and this isn't a real café.

It's a food production and service lab at NDSU where the students - dietetics majors - do everything from writing the menu to meal prep to serving. The restaurant is named 800 Café because every meal is 800 calories or less.

While the report cards may not be in for the semester, at least these kids know they're getting an "A" from some hungry patrons.

800 Café is open to the public from 11-12:15 until May 3rd. It is located in the Family Life Center on the 3rd Floor. For reservations contact: Ronda.Klubben@ndsu.edu or call (701)-231-7487. Walk-ins are welcome if space is available.

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