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Student -run restaurant offers hands-on experience

Posted at 9:31 PM, Sep 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-23 21:31:15-04

GREENWOOD, Ind. -- An alternative school in Greenwood is prepping students for future employment by teaching them firsthand the pressure it takes to work in the real world.

The culinary students at central Nine Career Center in Johnson County

They’re high school aged kids who spend half of their day at the alternative program and the other half of their day at local high schools.

“it’s very hands on, so I want them to leave with at least the foundational basic skills,” said Culinary Arts Instructor Tiffany Swopes, “So that they know how to cut things, they know how to measure things out properly. So that when they go out into the industry they are more enjoyable.”

For some, the experience helps to give them a taste of the culinary hospitality industry as well as some dual credits for college.

But it’s not just about learning the basics, the students are actually running their own restaurant at C9.

To the Nines is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for lunch during the school year.

The restaurant is located in Greenwood at the intersection of US 31 and Worthsville Road. The entrance is on the southeast side of the building.