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February 22, 2017

Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M) 


MONROE, Mich. – Tickets are available for a number of Monroe County Community College’s upcoming gourmet buffets, which are prepared by the second-year culinary skills and management program students under the direction of Chef Kevin Thomas and Chef Vicki LaValle.

On Friday, March 10, diners will be treated to a “Latin and South American” buffet.  The second buffet, scheduled for Friday, March 24, is entitled “Wild Game/Seafood Buffet.” The third, a “Tropical Paradise Buffet,” will take place on Friday, March 31.  The final buffet on Friday, April 7 is an evening buffet featuring “Foods of the Great Lakes State” that will be the closing event for One Book, One Community of Monroe County 2017.

Each buffet begins at 11:30 a.m. with the exception of the evening buffet on April 7, which starts at 5 p.m.  All are held in the Dining Room of the Warrick Student Services/Administration Building.  Reservations and advance payment are required and can be made by calling the MCCC Ticket Hotline at (734) 384-4272.

Students design and prepare the menus for the buffets, which include something for everyone and even offer numerous gluten-free items. Tickets are $20 for each buffet, except for the Wild Game/Seafood Buffet, which will cost $25.

Included in the cost of the buffets are drinks, appetizers, salads, charcuterie items, breads, entrees and an elaborate dessert buffet.

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at