Virginia College Opening Kitchen At Union Square

Monday, October 28, 2013

Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College School of Business and Health in Chattanooga, is opening Kitchen at Union Square at 2 Union Square, 200 W. Martin Luther King Blvd.  

The restaurant will open for dining Monday, Nov. 4, and will host a grand opening celebration, “Wag and Wine,” benefiting the Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6-8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 per person and will include an assortment of the chef’s selected tasting portions, assorted artisanal cheeses and two glasses of wine. Also, 100 percent of each ticket sold will be donated to the HES, a non-profit organization working to educate the public concerning proper care and treatment of all companion animals and effectively reducing the number of animals found homeless in Hamilton County.

Kitchen at Union Square will be modeled after the Culinard restaurant in Mobile, Ala.  Kitchen on George, which was voted “Best New Restaurant” in the fine dining category of Lagniappe magazine’s 2012 Nappie Awards. Culinard also recently opened Kitchen on Cary, a new restaurant in Richmond, Va.

The restaurant will be open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m. The bar will close one hour later each night. Whenever possible, locally sourced ingredients will be used to provide patrons with the fresh, bright flavors of the region. An extensive selection of wines and cocktails will also be offered.

A complete staff of experienced restaurant professionals will operate Kitchen at Union Square, which will also provide training and real world experience to students while offering a first-class dining experience to patrons. 

For more information, call 624-5302, ext. 228 or visit www.HESchatt.com.  


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