The student lab is located within the kitchen of the Copper Turret. The lab is used by Morrisville State College students to learn knife techniques, food preparation skills, and knowledge of various food types, including vegetables, poultry, meats, and seafood.
A variety of kitchen equipment is available for students, and the knowledge gained here is put to real-world use. All food prepared in the student lab is served to customers in the Copper Turret's dining areas.
The Copper Turret is a college-owned restaurant located just off campus in the center of Morrisville, N.Y. In addition to its role as a fully-operational dining establishment, the popular eatery serves as a learning laboratory for students in hospitality-related majors.
The building that now houses the Copper Turret was originally built in 1814. The property boasted some unique design features in the 19th century, such as a cast iron sidewalk and fence, and a few remain today, including stained glass over the front entrance, intricate fireplaces and beveled edges on windows which are leaded in their metal frames.
The burgundy building, crowned with a gleaming copper turret, has been lovingly renovated to showcase these original design features which have been complemented with copper accents on the fireplaces, a copper top on the bar, a vaulted ceiling in the Turret room and beautifully reproduced windows throughout.
For hours of operation, menus, and specials, visit the Copper Turret website.