Bakery and Bistro
The Long Beach City College Bakery & Bistro are operated by students in the Culinary Arts Department and are open to the public. Located in Building V, the Bakery & Bistro are part of a new instructional concept that includes instructional kitchens (restaurant, production, culinary skills, baking & pastry, multi-use, and demonstration), and LCD monitors for students to view faculty instruction close-up.
Culinary students receive hands-on kitchen, restaurant and bakery management experience while working at the Bakery & Bistro. Upon graduation, students are prepared for a variety of culinary arts jobs such as a personal chef, line cook, sous chef, caterer, restaurant operation manager, pastry cook, baker, and food blogger.
The Bakery, run by the students in the Baking & Pastry Arts Program, offers an assortment of sweet and savory croissants and tarts, brioches, cookies, French baguettes, empanadas, quiches, paninis, coffee and more. For each savory item offered, a vegetarian option is available. The menu features staple items, such as the popular ham and cheese croissant, coconut macaroons, and pain au chocolat (chocolate croissant), as well as specials that change every week.
The Bakery counter is take-out only, but open seating is available on the adjacent outdoor patio.
The Bistro, run by students in the Culinary Arts Program, offers food at a fine-dining standard and features a revolving prix fixe menu with a choice of appetizer or salad, entrée, and dessert for $15, tax included. The menu changes bi-weekly and a vegetarian option is usually available. Each week the Bistro focuses on cuisine from a different region, such as Asia, the Mediterranean, West Coast, Southern, Latin America or French.
The Bistro seats up to 50 people, and reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-ins are available, but seating is not guaranteed. To make a reservation, please contact the Bistro during normal business hours.