Dewey Cafe

Dewey Cafe at the Vermont College of Fine Arts

This classic college dining hall serves Vermont College of Fine Arts students, NECI students, and the public. In this large kitchen you will learn  production—how to work with ranges, a clamshell broiler, deep fryers, a salamander, griddle, a combi-oven steamer, food warmer, bain marie wells, work counters, steam kettles, tilt skillet, reach-in refrigerators, meat slicer, convection ovens, refrigeration prep counter, and other production and instructional equipment. You’ll learn how to handle special requests, how to create contemporary cuisine, how to respond to feedback from customers.

NECI's meat fabrication kitchen is also located at Vermont College of Fine Arts. This Vermont State Inspected production facility is where you will learn the fine arts of  grinding, mixing and sausage-stuffing with our state-of-the-art equipment--a cryovac machine, a digital label-printing scale, hot and cold smoke cabinets and a cook and hold oven.