Café Cerritos is the creative outlet for the Cerritos College Culinary Arts Program and the premiere dining destination on the Cerritos College Campus. The Café is designed to give both students and diners a unique learning and gastronomic experience. The Culinary Arts program focuses much of its time and energy into experiential learning through the Café. Each week, the students rotate through various stations thereby gaining a comprehensive knowledge of the workings of a kitchen. Students work all aspects of the restaurant from using our touchscreen POS to take orders and assisting diners orchestrate their meal to creating menus and researching international cuisines. Department Chair and Chef Michael Pierini leads a multifaceted faculty in facilitating learning in the Café.
The objective of this teaching style is to give graduating students practical skills to match the theories learned in the classroom. With these skills our students are able to seamlessly blend into fine dining establishments upon graduating from the programs.
We are open to the public and we would like to invite you to dine with us for the full Café experience.