The American River Current

The Oak Cafe opens its doors for the 2020 spring semester

The Oak Cafe is opening its doors this spring semester Wed. Feb. 12 . File Photo.

Josh Ghiorso

February 24, 2020

Already tired of the cafeteria food this spring semester? Then head over to the Oak Cafe,  where American River College’s student-run bakery and restaurant re-opened Wed. Feb 12.  “The Oak Café bakery and restaurant are key aspects of our culinary program, as they provide real world experi...

Oak Cafe serves great food but okay service

Main Entree wild Mushroom pizza served at the Oak Cafe on Dec 4, 2019. (Photo by Colin Bartley)

Marquala Brown

December 12, 2019

American River College’s Oak Cafe restaurant, located in the culinary building near the theater parking lot, offers guests a great dining experience without spending a lot of money.  According to its website, the Oak Cafe is staffed entirely by students who rotate jobs, including host and serve...

ARC community urges district to cut ties with controversial food service vendor

Aramark’s contract as Los Rios Community College District's food service provider ends in 2020. Many people across campuses want to prevent the district from entering into a new contract with the company, who also provides meals to offer 500 prisons across the U.S., as well as allegedly with ICE detention centers. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Jennah Booth and Oden Taylor

November 20, 2019

By Oden Taylor & Jennah Booth In a move that could reshape each Los Rios Community College District campus’s food services offerings, students, clubs and faculty alike have banded together in an effort to advocate against the district’s contract with its current food service provider, Ara...

Oak Cafe opens for business

Oak Cafe opens for business

Jack Harris

September 23, 2019

American River College’s Oak Cafe Restaurant and Bakery opened for the fall semester Sept. 18. Judy Parks, professor of culinary arts, and teacher advisor of the Oak Cafe Restaurant and Bakery, said she feels that compared to the bakery, not as many students know about the cafe.  “Honestly...

Gourmet etiquette and happy wallets; Oak Cafe reopens

The kitchen and back of the house of the Oak Cafe restaurant on opening day on Sept. 19, 2018. The Oak Cafe restaurant is located inside the culinary arts building at American River College and consists of dozens of students enrolled in the Dining Room and Management class and culinary arts classes who will have real-world experience running a restaurant (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)

Itzin Alpizar

October 4, 2018

With roasted salmon in rose butter and oven roasted peaches with honey lavender ice cream and almond crumbles, the American River College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program opened the doors of its four-star restaurant and famous bakery, the Oak Cafe, on Sept. 19 to offer a full package expe...

ARC is on its way to having a chocolate printer

Thomas Pfingston shows how his additions will convert a regular 3-D printer into a chocolate 3-D printer on April,23,2018. ( Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Brienna Edwards

May 7, 2018

Thomas Pfingston hunches his tall frame over the battered wooden counter found in the back room of American River College’s Design Hub. The room is small and dimly lit. Every available surface is layered with the half-finished projects of the students who frequent it. A machine perches on the ground...

Chip thief strikes the Oak Cafe

A piece of plywood covers one of the doors to the Oak Cafe on March 2 at ARC. The cafe was broken into on Feb. 24. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Brienna Edwards

March 7, 2018

The culinary department at American River College discovered early Monday Feb. 26 that the Oak Cafe was robbed over the weekend. “The bakery was broken into on Saturday night, February 24th.  We believe it was between 9:30 and 10 p.m.,” said Brian Knirk, the Culinary Arts & Hospitality ...

Oak Café is back and never left

Oak Café is back and never left

Joel Whited

March 2, 2017

It’s time to switch up your usual cafeteria schedule and head to the Oak Café, which recently opened for its third year inside the Culinary Arts Building on Feb. 8. Brian Knirk, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Department Chair, said the program is unique among college culinary programs because i...

Artists showcase their work at the Shadow Box Gallery

Alexandrea Villareal’s “Steve Recling” and “Curling Monique” drawings were showed on September 7. The drawings presented here were photographed September 1 to show an example of Villareal’s work for the Kaneko Gallery’s “The Shadow Box” event. (Photo Mychael Jones)

Luis Gael

September 7, 2016

American River College (ARC) students are ready to display their work at the Shadow Box Gallery which is a display intended to showcase students’ art. Alexandrea Villarreal’s figurative artwork went up today and is based entirely on the human figure in different poses. Villarreal regularly attend...

Campus pulse: What’s your favorite thing to eat at the Oak Cafe and why?

Campus pulse: What’s your favorite thing to eat at the Oak Cafe and why?

February 22, 2016

“I really like the savory items, the pizza puff, the stromboli.” Tiajhanae Perry , Culinary Arts “The bacon cheddar biscuit, it was the first thing I tasted.” Ana Radu , International Relations “The sandwiches, because they’re big, they’re delicious, and they’re be...

ARC’s Oak Café opens for spring 2016

Students line up for the opening of the Oak Cafe Bakery. The cafe is open Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Photo by Timothy Lipuma)

Timothy Lipuma

February 11, 2016

Students looking for more variety in their campus meals can now look to the Oak Café, located between the theater and arts/science buildings. It opened this Wednesday. David Williams, an engineering major, was looking forward to the Oak Café opening day. “I’ve been coming here for about...

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