Rane Culinary Science Center

Three pieces of food stacked

Every year, a nationally acclaimed chef will work alongside Auburn University’s culinary science faculty to create a unique restaurant concept, providing an ever-changing culinary experience for students as well as clientele.

Culinary Laboratory

1856 will nurture the culinary talents of the next generation while serving memorable meals to guests. Situated on the corner of South College Street and Thach Avenue, the restaurant will welcome up to 48 guests at a time and feature a distinguished “Chef in Residence” program. The restaurant’s open kitchen will invite guests to watch as their dishes are prepared, and a soaring, two-story wine room stocked with bottles from around the world will provide a stunning backdrop to intimate meals.

The teaching restaurant will be open to all, but with limited space available, hotel guests and residents will enjoy preferred seating. Upon arrival, hotel guests will be offered a drink from the bar and, perhaps, escorted to the rooftop garden for a special welcoming experience.

Floorplan sketch of 1856 Restuarant

For students, 1856 will provide unparalleled immersion in hands-on learning. Junior-level students will provide lunch service while more experienced, senior-level students will execute dinner service under the supervision of credentialed culinary faculty.

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